“Eat it up. I’m just that bitch.”
Cardi B put haters in their place after they questioned her becoming Billboard‘s Woman of the Year. Despite having one of the biggest songs of the year, “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, critics argued that she didn’t release enough music to earn the prestigious honor. So she called them out.
“For you cry babies like, ‘What? She only got one song.’ Yeah, I got that song, bitch,” Cardi says in an Instagram video while wearing a robe and head wrap.
“You know, the one that sold the most, the one that streamed the most,” she continued. “The one that had Republicans crying on Fox News about it. The one that’s about to be six-times platinum in, like, three months. The one that had your grandma popping her pussy on TikTok. Yeah, bitch, that one.”
Cardi went on to explain that in addition to her 2020 hit, her political activism has also made her worthy of the Woman of the Year Award. “For over a year, I’ve been influencing and using my platform for y’all to vote, not just when Joe Biden was going up against Trump,” she said.
“I’ve been informing y’all about your senators, I’ve been informing y’all about districts and midterm elections. Using my money, my own money, to meet up with these candidates like Bernie. Flying out, tired after shows. Yeah, that was me, bitch.” Cardi has famously interviewed both President-elect Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders this election year.
She also thanked her loyal fans in her caption. “Thank you BARDIGANG with out y’all encouraging while the world 🌍 was against me and criticizing every move I wouldn’t have gotten here everyday and use my voice for a change,” she wrote.
Other musicians being honored this year include Jennifer Lopez, recipient of the Icon Award; Dua Lipa, recipient of the Powerhouse Award; Dolly Parton, recipient of the Hitmaker Award; Chloe x Halle, recipients of the Rising Star Award Presented by Honda; and Jessie Reyez, recipient of the American Express Impact Award. Music industry executives Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas, who created the #TheShowMustBePaused movement, will receive the Executive of the Year Award.
Billboard‘s 15th annual Women in Music event takes place virtually December 10.