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‘I represent America’: Cardi B claps back at haters after being named Billboard’s Woman of the Year

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American rapper Cardi B. (Photo: Theo Wargo for NME.com)

Hours after being crowned Billboard‘s 2020 Woman of the Year, American rap star Cardi B fired back at detractors for claims she didn’t deserve the award.

The WAP superstar, in a fiery Instagram rant on Wednesday (November 18), admitted that while the controversial song was her only effort thus far, its success and impact shouldn’t be overlooked or underscored.

“Morning y’all, it’s your girl Cardi B, and yes, I am Woman of the Year,” she began in the Instagram video.

“And for you crybabies like, ‘But she only got one song!’ Yeah, I got that song, [expletive deleted]. You know, the one that sold the most? The one that streamed the most? The one that had Republicans crying on Fox News about it. The one that’s about to be six times platinum in three months,” the rapper added.

The 28-year-old New York native further argued that unlike other celebrities, she used her influence and platform to tackle political advocacy.

Carib B, casually dressed in a rob, head wrap and little make-up said that on multiple occasions, through interactions with Bernie Sanders and others, she has done much to educate her fans and inspire change.

“And on top of that, boy, for over a year, you know what I’m saying, I’ve been influencing, using my platform for y’all to vote,” the WAP rapper contended.

“Not just when Joe Biden was going against Trump. I’ve been informing y’all about y’all’s senators. I’ve been informing y’all about districts. Midterm elections. Using my own money to meet up with these candidates like Bernie [Sanders]. Flying out, tired after shows. Yeah, that’s me, [expletive deleted],” she added.

“Even when y’all’s crying like, ‘But she don’t represent us!’ Yes, I do,” Cardi B concluded. “I represent America. I wanted a change, and that’s exactly what the [expletove deleted] I did.”

WAP shattered multiple streaming records and earned Cardi her fourth number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

The rapper will be honoured at Billboard‘s annual Women in Music event next month alongside Jennifer Lopez, Dolly Parton, Dua Lipa and more on Thursday, December 10.

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