Cardi B Named 2020’s ‘Woman of the Year’

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Cardi B has been labeled as Billboard’s Woman Of The Year, and many have shared their strong opinions on the announcement.

But it didn’t take long for her to respond in true Cardi B fashion…

We all know that Cardi B is unbelievably successful…

And she has been named as one of the most popular female rap artists of our generation.

Born in the Bronx, NY, Cardi (her real name is Belcalis Almanzar) came from a life of domestic violence and poverty and had to resort to stripping aged nineteen to make ends meet.  

“The first time I stripped I was really embarrassed, I felt like I could hear my parents voice in my head,” she told ID magazine last year. “After a while, I didn’t even care anymore. I was seeing the money that I feel like I would’ve never seen ever.”

In 2015, she joined the cast of the VH1 reality TV series Love & Hip Hop: New York

But after 2 seasons, Cardi announced that she would be leaving the show to pursue a career in music – the thing she was truly passionate about.

And the rest is history.

In the space of 2 years, the singer’s life took a complete U-turn.

With an estimated net worth of around $8m, and even being hailed as one of TIME’s most influential people in the world last year, the star has truly made her mark on the industry.

Cardi first found fame when some of her posts on Vine and Instagram went viral, catapulting her to instant stardom. Her stage name, Cardi B, came from her family nickname… Bacardi. Quite fitting, don’t you agree?

With her explicit lyrics and brazen behavior both on and off stage, Cardi B has certainly made a name for herself in the world of music.

Her crude lyrics and overwhelming stage presence certainly haven’t stopped her from succeeding; they’ve done quite the opposite, in fact. Throughout her career, she has bagged herself a Grammy, 7 Billboard Awards, 3 MTV Music Awards, and 2 Guinness World Record Awards. Not too shabby.

Flaunt it, right?

Part of Cardi’s overall image is her sassy attitude. She’s never afraid to speak her mind and is always open to experimenting with new and outlandish looks.

And I feel many parents will agree with me when I say that Cardi’s Instagram page is not a place for children.

And when it comes to her most recent, and very raunchy, single WAP?

Don’t even get me started…

Her outspoken nature on social media has landed the rapper in quite a lot of trouble in the past, however.

For example, who remembers the time when Cardi decided she was going to post a picture of her daughter which had been edited to show what the child would look like as an adult?

It seems as though one fan had their own theories, suggesting Kulture looked more like a combination of Offset and Cardi’s sister Carolina, AKA Hennessy. Yikes.

“I think cause Hennessy got c****y eyes like Offset and so do KK. It’s the only think [sic] I could think off [sic].”

That’s when everything took a dramatic turn and Cardi was on the receiving end of intense backlash to which she was forced to respond.

“I didn’t know that c****y eyes was a slur like wtfff I DONT KNOW F–-IN EVERYTHING !!” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet, using the slur again. “We don’t even use that as a [sic] insult and I didn’t use it as a [sic] insult.” Oh, girl no.

But if you do say something offensive, the usual response is to apologize and then move on. Why get enraged when you’re the one that did something wrong?

And fans being upset with her behavior doesn’t seem to phase her… at all.

Because she’s just won the title of Billboard’s Woman of the Year!

She will receive the amazing award at the fifteenth Women in Music event, which will be streamed live on December 10 at 8 pm.  

“Now I can bring up the stats but that will take me all day b**** broke records!”

“Thank you BARDIGANG without y’all encouraging while the world was against me and criticizing every move I wouldn’t have gotten here every day and use my voice for a change.”

This year Cardi B also appeared on K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s Bet You Wanna and Me Gusta, by Brazilian singer Anitta.

And several Cardi B haters have spoken out against her win.

She posted a firey video on social media, with her saying: “For you crybabies, that’s like ‘what? she only got one song’ – yeah I got that song, b****.”

“You know? The one that sold the most, the one that streamed the most. The one that had republicans on Fox News crying about it. The one that’s about to be six times platinum in three months.”

“The one that had your grandma popping her p***y on TikTok. Yeah, bitch, that one.” Fair enough! Want more celebrity backlash? Scroll on for Gal Gadot’s latest …