Halle Berry made many hip-hop fans furious when she declared that Cardi B was the queen of hip-hop. Fans who apparently bought into the idea that Berry was in any way qualified to arbitrate such a decision went nuts. Even Cardi herself answered to the criticism.
Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Halle took her foot off the gas on the hype over the statement. She backed off on what she originally said, noting that there can be more than one queen. She then named several other female rappers as queens.
“But here’s the thing, there’s room for more than one queen, people. That’s what we need to know. Nicki is a queen in her own right, H.E.R. is a queen. All these ladies to me are queens. There can always be more than one.
…Queen is a term that we use to describe great,” she said. “You know, we’re all a queen. All we do all day is say, ‘Hey queen!’ ‘What’s up, queen?’ ‘Yeah, queen!’ ‘What’s happening, queen?’. … Queen, queen, queen. We’re all queens.”
In her response via Twitter, Cardi B called the online bickering childish. She pointed out that Berry has a new movie, Bruised, that she wrote and directed. Cardi proudly noted that she and Halle Berry put together the first ever female rap movie soundtrack.
“I know how some of you girls like to tussle over this typa childish sh*t… but ntm on Halle Berry. Anyway her movie #BRUISED dropping THAT SHE DIRECTED HERSELF on Netflix on November 24th. The FIRST female rap movie soundtrack!! we produced together out this FRIDAY!”
“Bruised” premieres on Netflix on November 24. The film tells the story of a disgraced MMA fighter who is looking for redemption. So far, critical reviews of the movie are a mixed bag, but fans will be able to judge for themselves in just over a week.
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