Cardi B Responds to Backlash Over Selena Quintanilla Comparison

By Rania Aniftos, Billboard

December 8, 2017

Cardi B’s chart-topping “Bodak Yellow” is reason enough for the rapper to place herself among other legendary women in music history. The star did just that, comparing herself to the late singer Selena Quintanilla on Migos’ “Motor Sport” -- but she got some heat for it.

“Let me wrap my weave up, I’m the trap Selena, Dame más gasolina,” she rapped on the song released in late October.

After fans tweeted in protest due to the disparity in cultures and era, Cardi B combated the jabs more than a month later, saying she made the reference because Selena “is an alter ego that everybody would want to be.”

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