Before Cardi B topped the charts with her latest hit single “WAP” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, the Bronx rapper felt pressure to drop another hit. Cardi recently did an interview and the Grammy Award-winning rapper talked about the anxiety she felt about topping her debut album Invasion of Privacy.
“I just felt like I was under a lot of pressure,” Cardi B said. “Like if you don’t have like a super crazy smash, it’s like, ‘Oh you flop, flop, flop.’ The song could be like 2x platinum.”
The “Money” rapper spoke about the double standards in hip-hop. “You’re always under pressure and then I feel like it’s not fair because there are male artists that will go two years without putting a f—ing song out and they don’t be like, ‘Oh, you’re irrelevant. It’s over for you,’” she said.
She admitted that the pressure weighed on her. “I didn’t put out songs for nine months and it’s like, ‘Oh, she’s irrelevant. She’s over. She’s a flop. We told you that.’ That type of s— started to get to me, like crush me,” Cardi explained.
“I feel like I’m not gonna let that s— get to me to the point that I’m gonna put out a song that I’m not really in love with just ’cause.”