Cardi B was nominated for seven awards in major categories, including Album of The Year as well as Record of the Year for her single, ‘I Like It’.
However, it was for the Best Rap Album that she took the Grammy Award home. The rapper born in the Bronx, became the first solo female rapper to win the trophy for this category in its 20-plus year history, succeeding Lauryn Hill, who won in 1997 as a member of the hip-hop group, Fugees.
She was nominated alongside the likes of Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, Travis Scott, and the late Mac Miller. She took the stage to give a pretty uh-mazing and emotional speech!
Through tears, with her husband, Offset, standing by her side, she began:
The nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed. I just want to say thank you to everybody that was involved.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) February 11, 2019
She also thanked her daughter, Kulture, saying:
I’m not just saying thank you because she’s my daughter. It’s because, you know, when I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete, like three songs that I was for sure having.
— E! News (@enews) February 11, 2019
And then you know, you know how it was, we was like, we have to get this album done so I could still do videos while I’m still not showing. And it was very long nights.
— Mike Adam (@MikeAdamOnAir) February 11, 2019
Cardi B looked truly gorgeous in the red carpet, as she was wearing a vintage couture gown that absolutely made her stand out. And then, she amazed the crowd as she performed her new single, ‘Money’.
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