Cardi B’s 2018 debut album Invasion of Privacy landed at number 16 on Rolling Stone’s recent ranking of the 200 greatest hip-hop albums. Cardi became the first female rap artist to chart 13 entries on Billboard’s Top 100. While most recording artists would be over the moon after achieving such an accomplishment, Cardi has found that being on such a list can have some negative consequences.
During an interview on Angela Yee’s Lip Service, the twenty-nine-year-old artist addressed some who criticized her album for being ranked so high on the list. Cardi says that her being ranked 16 was a “setup.”
They was dragging me like ‘How dare them put Cardi before Nas.’ … I was like, oh my goodness. I just woke up and I’m getting my ass dragged. I didn’t even ask for this. I understand that but it’s like, bitch, I ain’t motherfucking ask for it. “You know, I understand that people feel a certain type of way. But don’t try to disrespect me or my work or my album because your mother was listening to my shit, your bitch was driving, listening to fucking ‘Be Careful.’ All y’all bitches, all y’all hoes. So it’s like, don’t even try it.
Cardi also addressed those in charge of the Rolling Stone rankings. She blamed them for getting the fans to turn her.
Yeah, it was, like, a setup. … Rolling Stone, you trying to set me up. You got my ass dragged on a fucking Tuesday for no reason.
Cardi’s most recent venture included helping produce the album for Halle Berry’s directorial debut film, Bruised. She previewed her sophomore studio album to Atlantic Records via her Instagram last fall. No word on when fans can expect the album to release.
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