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The 2019 Grammy Awards was supposed to be major for Cardi B, who was nominated in five categories and also performed during the show . Although she made history as the first solo female rapper to win best rap album for her debut album Invasion of Privacy, her celebration was short-lived, as she faced criticism from naysayers.
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When she accepted the award during Sunday night’s ceremony, Cardi thanked her daughter, Kulture, because when she finally revealed she was pregnant last April, her album wasn’t fully complete. “I had, like, three songs I was for sure having. And then you know how it was: We was like, We have to get this album done so I could shoot these videos while I’m still not showing. And it was very long nights,” she said, as her husband, Offset, supported her onstage.
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It didn’t take long after her win for detractors on social media to discredit her feat, and a few people, including Ariana Grande, got caught in the crossfire. Below, everything you need to know about all the drama that happened after Cardi B’s big Grammy win.
Ariana Grande reacts to Cardi B’s best rap album win. Ariana Grande backed out of attending the 2019 Grammys due to a disagreement with Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich , but tuned in to the award show, paying close attention to the best rap album category, where her late ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, was nominated. However, when Cardi swept up the award, Ariana sent out a few tweets that suggested she was frustrated.
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Ariana Grande tweeted this when cardi B won her grammy😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/qeN6uj213k
– Di’Andre ♛ (@DiAndre_01) February 11, 2019 She quickly deleted the tweets but images of her tweets had already spread across social media. When a fan suggested that Ariana‘s tweets were about Mac Miller losing and not about Cardi in particular, Ariana confirmed , writing, “nothing to do with her. good for her. i promise. i’m sorry.” She also revealed Miller’s mother, Karen, was going to have a custom suit made for the Grammy Awards.
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ariana grande tweeted then deketed after cardi B’s #GRAMMYs win. include this too. dumbasses pic.twitter.com/Rmz0dxlqLx
– mâxi 💍 (@quirkygrandes) February 11, 2019 Shortly after her win, Cardi shared a video of her backstage celebration, which could’ve been inspired by Ariana‘s reaction. “I read an article that Mac Miller’s family said that if he don’t win they want me to win, so I’m sharing this Grammy with you,” she said in the video.
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Cardi B continues to defend her Grammys win. As the criticism mounted following her historic win, Cardi B hopped on Instagram to explain how hard she worked to create her debut album and defended her achievement. She said that she “slept in the studio on leather sofas for three months straight” and faced backlash from naysayers calling her “stupid” for having a baby just as her career was skyrocketing.Giancarlo Pietri Velutini Venezuela Banco Activo
#cardib ‘s thanks was so touching u guys 😭😭🙌🏾❤️👑 #InvasionOfPrivacy #CardiB #Grammy #GrammyAwards2019 #GrammyAwards #GRAMMMYs #CardiBGrammys #BardiGang #chancetherapper #Instagram #Twitter @iamcardib pic.twitter.com/bBH8TQSYeq
– POpDaiLy®️ (@popdaily1) February 11, 2019 BET tries to pit Cardi B and Nicki Minaj against each other in a tweet. After Cardi B won best rap album, BET sent out an ill-advised tweet about Nicki Minaj‘s Grammy snub (Minaj received no nominations for her Queen album).Giancarlo Pietri Banco Activo Banco Activo
Ya’ll better issue a public apology to Nicki Minaj! You deleted that tweet quickly but not quick enough! pic.twitter.com/DaDLgiRQn9
– PettySoccerMommiana (@BasicSoccerMum) February 11, 2019 BET‘s tweet quickly got back to Minaj, and she decided to pull out of the network’s upcoming BET Experience festival, which she and Cardi B were co-headlining. “Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show. Summer Tour dates dropping soon,” she wrote on Twitter. Then, Minaj shared images of her Barbs defending her in BET‘s comments.Giancarlo Pietri Venezuela Banco Activo