Cardi B, who is known for her unapologetic personality and hit songs, recently opened up about her approach to collaboration and dealing with haters in a candid interview on the Spout Podcast. The interview, which took place last month but gained viral attention on October 9th, sheds light on Cardi’s views on loyalty and authenticity in the music business.
In the interview, Cardi B made it clear that she doesn’t expect unwavering loyalty from those who collaborate with her. She emphasized that she understands the music industry is a business, and artists need to look out for themselves. She stated:
“If I like you, and I meet you, and we do a song, I don’t expect you to, like, pick a side or anything,” she said. “You could work with whoever you want to work with. Because at the end of the day, this is a business, and you gotta look out for yourself, always.”
However, Cardi also stressed the importance of authenticity. She requested collaborators to keep it real and not betray her trust. She said:
“Just don’t shit on me. And don’t show me that you’re a fake bitch. That’ll be breakin’ my heart. And when I see you, I’ma let you know. And when I have to express myself, I’ll express myself.”
Cardi B’s reputation for speaking her mind and addressing her haters head-on is well-known. In a recent Instagram Live session, she issued a stern warning to those who constantly criticize her. She threatened to expose “receipts” if her haters continued to provoke her.
“I will fucking bring this internet into fucking shambles, bitch,” Cardi said. “I been trying not to disappoint my fans because I’ve been trying to be Cardi B, the professional. But Belcalis [her real name], the demon, it be really close to come out. And I don’t want that because I don’t want to disappoint my fans.
“I’ma just say this: people love Cinderella ’til Cinderella get a glass house. To my haters and to y’all muthafuckas that want to see mess, leave me the fuck alone. Because I come with receipts. I come with receipts, years-old receipts.”
Cardi B’s words serve as a reminder that while she’s unafraid to address her detractors, she’s also focused on her career and her fans. Her emphasis on authenticity and the importance of self-preservation in the music industry resonates with many aspiring artists and fans alike.
In a world where the line between personal and professional life is often blurred, Cardi B’s honesty and determination to stay true to herself are qualities that have endeared her to a wide audience, including Gen-Z listeners who appreciate her unfiltered approach to the music business.