Now, over the years there has been a lot of controversy over how big-time industry players don’t support the underground artists and how they make it all the more difficult for these underlings to also rise to fame. Cardi was once dragged on Twitter about this.
But here’s what the “WAP” sensation has to say, regarding her thoughts on this year’s GRAMMYS.
The “Up” rapper chose to focus on uplifting many of the Black artists who did receive nominations, sending a tweet out on Saturday (March 13) that said,
“How I feel bout the Grammies. Don’t forget to congratulate the small black artist that got nominated that got overshadowed again cause of the drama.”
“I’m highlighting these underrated artists that got nominated and no one blinked an eye to congratulate them cause everybody throwing tantrums over artists that submit their music to an award show that they claim they hate. AGAIN CONGRATS TO YALL !” she added in another tweet.
In a lengthy note further explaining her thoughts, she clarified, “I do feel that there were some albums and songs that should have been considered for nominations. Maybe next year they will get it right.”
“However let’s not forget the Grammy’s nominated soo many independent black artists this year that don’t get exposure by blogs, magazines, and other award shows like Chika, D Smoke, Royce 5’9′, Freddie Gibbs, Jay Electronica, Kaytranada, Brittany Howard, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Jean & Marcus Baylor, Luke James, Gregory Porter, Giveon, Ant Clemons, Robert Glasper, Free Nationals & Thundercat and so much more,” Cardi noted.
“It’s frustrating sometimes to work and work on your craft and you feel overlooked because you might not look like others, are not mixy so you not always around other artists, you rap or sing about different material, you stay out of the drama and the media or yet still not as popular however you’re talented ass f— and one day you wake up and you find out you’re nominated and got a notice from one of the biggest awards shows purely cause of your TALENT!” explained Cardi.
“Soo besides all the bulls— let’s not forget to congratulate these artists. This is their moment too and they have been working their ass off with no exposure and let’s not overshadow it with feelings cause your favorite might not be on the list. Congrats guys and good luck on the Grammys. You deserve it.”
You’ve got to admit, this mother of one is certainly doing an all-for-one and one for all job here.
Kudos to Cardi and let’s hope she takes that GRAMMY back home.