Mary J. Blige stands with Cardi B

Cardi B at that 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Timothy Kuratek / @2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

Mary J. Blige thinks Cardi B should be allowed her “moment” after winning a Grammy Award.

The “Be Without You” hitmaker was shocked by the response aimed at the “Bodak Yellow” rapper after she took home the Best Rap Album prize at the annual music ceremony earlier this month.

Blige said, “Why can’t she have her moment?”

And commenting on Cardi and Nicki Minaj‘s feud while making an appearance on “The View,” Blige added, “We’ve suffered enough amongst a male-dominated society, a male-dominated business and we’ve suffered enough amongst each other. So when you see us trying to do something, at at least try to bring us together, at least try to lift us up together.”

Cardi was forced to deactivate her Instagram account after defending her win.

She said in the now-deleted clip: “I’ve been taking a lot of s— today. I’m seeing a lot of bulls— today and I saw a lot of s— last night, and I’m sick of this s—. 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 former reality TV star then posted a photo caption in which she explained how hard she worked on her record.

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