Lady Gaga Defends Cardi B Amid Grammy Win Backlash: 'She Is Brave'
By Paris Close
February 13, 2019
Cardi became the first solo female artist to bring home the Best Rap Album honor at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10), but Bardi's detractors marred her triumphant moment with criticism on social media, causing the star to deactivate her Instagram account over the backlash the following day.
Well, Gaga has Cardi's back! Mother Monster backed the "Bodak Yellow" rapper's historic victory with a tweet of love last night (February 12).
"It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art. I love you Cardi," Gaga wrote in the lyricist's defense, along with a snapshot of the two stars sharing a moment of sisterly solidarity at the music celebration.
"You deserve your awards," she added. "Let’s celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honor her. She is brave."
It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art. I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards. Let’s celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honor her. She is brave. pic.twitter.com/lunY27vn3E— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 13, 2019
Despite quitting Instagram this week, the 26-year-old did not do so without giving haters a piece of her mind.
"I've been taking a lot of s**t today, I'm seeing a lot of bulls**t today and I saw a lot of s**t last night and I'm sick of this s**t," Cardi ranted in an expletive-filled video. "I worked hard for my motherf**king album."
She added, "I f**king worked my a** off, locked myself in the studio for three months" and was away from home for "four days straight" while pregnant with her daughter, Kulture, to spite naysayers telling her that her career was coming to an end.
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