Cardi B took to Instagram to defend her Grammy Award after winning Best Rap Album at Sunday’s ceremony for her debut LP Invasion of Privacy. After the show, she took to social media to rant, highlighting the extensive work that went into creating her album.
The 26-year-old rapper made the decision to deactivate her account entirely.
Cardi originally posted two rants in defense of her win, one of which was deleted before she took down her whole account. Unsurprisingly, it was an expletive-filled video, in which she said she was “sick” of being dragged down.
She said in the now-deleted clip: “I’ve been taking a lot of sh– today. I’m seeing a lot of bulls— today and I saw a lot of sh– last night, and I’m sick of this sh–. I work hard for my motherf—— album.
“I remember last year when I didn’t win for ‘Bodak Yellow’ and everybody was like, ‘Cardi got snubbed.’ Now this year’s a f—— problem?! My album went two-time platinum, my n—-, and every chart that there was, my album was always Top 10. Number one album, as well.”
After deleting the video, the “I Like It” rapper then posted a photo caption in which she explained how hard she had worked on her record.
She wrote: “Slept in the studio on leather sofas for 3 months straight, migraines, in Atlanta in Miami away from my family. I have 4 songs that couldn’t make the album cause my nose was so stuffy bro I was huffy puffy … I had @offsetyrn and @brooklyn.johnny reaching out to the world for a verse on top of that I was depress [sic] cause everybody was suspecting I was pregnant and I constantly kept reading Cardi you ‘STUPID,’ ‘YOU RUINED YOUR CAREER,’ ‘WHY WOULD YOU HAVE A BABY AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR CAREER … My album went #1 and spend [sic] 21 weeks straight on billboard top ten! Every song is gold or platinum or higher. I listen to my album and I cry because I know the hell I went thruu doing the album is always a bittersweet memory. (sic)”