Cardi B says female rappers are put under ‘mad pressure’ from music fans: ‘I feel like it’s not fair’
04 Oct 2020
A combo photo of Cardi B with Teyana Taylor and her daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus.
Cardi B has discussed the “mad pressure” placed on female rappers to be constantly producing music.
The rapper recently smashed records across the world with her single “WAP”, which topped the charts in the UK and US for multiple weeks.
However, Cardi, who collaborated with fellow female performer Megan Thee Stallion on the explicit track, claimed that unfair demands are placed on women in the rap industry.
“Female rappers, y’all, they are always in mad pressure,” she told. “If you don’t have a super crazy smash, it’s like, ‘Oh, you flop, flop, flop.’ The song could be like two-times platinum and it’s still flop, flop, flop. You’re always under pressure, and I feel like it’s not fair.
A still from 'WAP'.
“I feel like there’s male artists who go two years without putting a f***ing song out and they don’t go, ‘Oh, you’re irrelevant. It’s over for you.’”
Comparing her own break between the release of “Press” in 2019 and “WAP”, she continued: “Me, I didn’t put out songs for nine months and it’s like, ‘Oh, she’s irrelevant. She’s over. She’s a flop. We told you that.’”
Despite “WAP” reaching commercial success with, the song was widely criticised by conservative pundits, leading to Cardi to respond that the song was “for adults”.