Cardi B

Cardi B Credits Herself with Opening Doors for Female Rappers

Cardi B is demanding her props.

The Grammy-winning rapper took to Twitter on Wednesday to weigh in on her influence and defend herself against critics who say she didn’t open doors for female rappers.

“I didn’t say I pave the way for female rappers but I deff gave the hood and women hope,” she tweeted. “Nikkas wasn’t collabing with females rappers.Labels where signing female rappers and putting them in a shelf and not focusing on them.Not giving them proper attention.”

Cardi credits herself for providing more opportunities for female rapers, who weren’t getting as much shine, especially from their male counterparts.

“It seem like it was impossible for it to be more then one female rapper,” added Cardi. “These male rappers where not even takin Money from female rappers for a feature cause it seem far fetch for another woman to make it.I see so many male artists collabing wit females now even ..”

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The Fast & Furious 9 star says she raised the profile for female rappers and made the genre more visible and bankable. “And ya can deny it as much as ya want and say I’m crazy or stfuu but how many female rappers before me where getting chances or getting pushed ? They wasn’t believing and now they are !”

While she doesn’t take credit for inspiring her peers, she believes her success has opened new doors. “And for the slow ones again NO ain’t made females want to rap cause bitches been rapping bitches been have talent but the music industry wasn’t believing and shitting on female rappers .and that’s Big Bentley.”

When someone told her that she’s lying, Cardi clapped back. “I’m Lying ? So you tell me what rappers was giving features to female rappers? What label was pushing a female rapper? What tv music show was inviting female rappers .Only 2 female rappers for years and one ain’t last to long ……now you tell me! I wanna see something?”

It’s unclear which two female rappers she was referring to, but many fans believe the unnamed MCs to be Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea, who topped the Billboard Hot 100 with “Fancy” in 2014. Cardi is currently a judge on Netflix’s hip-hop competition series “Rhythm + Flow,” while Nicki previously served as an “American Idol” judge.

Cardi’s comments were met with a mixed response. Some were in agreement, while others, especially Nicki fans, were quick to call her out for taking credit.