Cardi B is no stranger to taking over the stage and serving as a headliner, but for some reason she is anxious about opening tonight’s 2019 BET Awards. The “I Like It” rapper took to Twitter to tell fans to send good vibes her way as she tries to calm her nerves.
“Sooo I’m opening the show today and my anxiety is killing me,” Bardi tweeted. “Wish me luck guys. BET AWARDS.”
Besides doing the opening performance for tonight’s ceremony, she is the most nominated artist of the night. The Bronx femcee has seven nominations, including best Album of the Year, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Video of the Year, Best Collaboration and the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award. She also served as a headlining performer for the BET Experience weekend festivities.
Cardi B recently made history at ASCAP’s 34th annual Rhythm and Soul Awards last week and became the first female rapper to win the Songwriter of the Year award.
“I just want to say I’m very grateful,” she said during her acceptance speech. “Sometimes I feel like I’m not doing too much because when it comes to female rappers, it’s like you’re never doing too much or they’re always pitting you against another female rapper. People on my team are like ‘Cardi, you’re crazy. You won a Grammy. Cardi, all your songs are charting.'”
Even though Cardi’s career is still flourishing, her personal life isn’t going as great. She was reportedly indicted on multiple misdemeanor and felony charges for her role in a strip club brawl last year in Queens, NY.