The Grammys never fail to shut out impactful Black artists, and every year like clockwork, there’s an outrage.
Many people were probably expecting Cardi B’s record-breaking collaboration “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion to receive a nod, but it turns out that she didn’t even campaign for it to be considered.
“Stop playing with me. Like I said, I’m never pressed for a Grammy, but y’all are not gonna take away something that I know that I worked my ass off that I deserve,” she said on Instagram Live on Tuesday.
Cardi’s controversial Grammy win became a topic of conversation again when her record label was accused of buying her Grammy.
A verified Twitter page allegedly belonging to Benjamin Enfield from the Recording Academy explained how Atlantic Records gets the job done. “Here’s how Atlantic records get artists on the Billboard charts & radio. They buy streams which forces the songs onto the charts, radio has a set chart list to play, labels call stations & offer giveaways, interviews etc for more spins. After this they buy award votes,” he tweeted.
Cardi B quickly defended her name and honor. “Stop playing with me. Like I said, I’m never pressed for a Grammy, but y’all are not gonna take away something that I know that I worked my ass off that I deserve,” she said on Instagram Live on Tuesday. Instead, she revealed that she’s waiting to finish her next album before she actively courts any kind of love from the Grammys.
“If I was pressed for a Grammy I would have submitted ‘WAP’ for this year. I didn’t submit. I didn’t want to be submitted to award shows until I put out my album because I think my album is so good, and it means something and I worked on it a lot. I’ve been working on it for almost two years,” she added.
Cardi B did give Cardi Gang an update on her sophomore album which she has been recording music for during the quarantine. “Some songs are so emotional to me because I did them during quarantine,” she said. “I’m not pressed or nothing, I’m not gonna keep doing this sh*t constantly because y’all are upset. Y’all cannot take my success.”