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Cardi B Faces Backlash Amid Rolling Stone Interview and Voting Comments

by Venus Sanders

Image Credit: Adrienne Raquel for Rolling Stone


Cardi B, the chart-topping rapper and social media sensation, finds herself in the spotlight once again this week, but not necessarily for the reasons she might hope. From spats with TikTokers to controversial comments in her latest Rolling Stone interview, Cardi B is stirring up conversation and facing criticism from fans and fellow celebrities alike.


During her interview for the cover of Rolling Stone, Cardi B made headlines by announcing that she will not be voting in the upcoming elections due to her dislike for both politicians. Candiace Dillard-Bassett, former Real Housewives of Potomac star, chimed in with the following tweet: "Not the solution at all. Please do not follow this. Apathy is more dangerous than any other action. You must vote." She was not alone, as another user by the name of Reecie Colbert chimed in to say, "The bottom line is what I always say...if you're gonna be mad, know who to be mad at. If you wanna solve issues...know who the decision makers are. Also, not voting doesn't punish the politicians...it rewards them with having one less person standing in the way of their election."


Adding fuel to the fire, Cardi B's recent episode of lashing out at fans has also sparked backlash. Some fans are questioning her sincerity, particularly in light of her recent comments about not releasing new music because her fans "don't deserve it." This statement contradicts previous remarks where she appeared to prioritize financial gain over artistic passion.


The rapper's shifting stance on her music career has left many fans confused and frustrated. While Cardi B claims to be passionate about her art in her Rolling Stone interview, some fans recall her earlier statements suggesting otherwise. Critics argue that Cardi B's comments about withholding new music seem disingenuous, especially considering her past remarks about her motivations in the music industry.


Furthermore, Cardi B's assertion that she paved the way for female rappers has also drawn criticism. While she claims credit for opening doors, some fans argue that artists like Nicki Minaj were instrumental in breaking barriers for women in hip-hop long before Cardi B's rise to fame. This revisionist narrative has prompted backlash from fans who feel that Cardi B is downplaying the contributions of other artists.


One Twitter user commented, "Well, she's not completely lying. Because of her, these girls don't need to be talented anymore. After her, labels started signing any random girl with social media hype who decided to start rapping one day. She also made it okay to not write your own stuff."


As Cardi B continues to navigate the complexities of fame and public scrutiny, her latest interview has only added to the controversy surrounding her. With rumors of a new album release circulating, Cardi B's reputation among fans and critics alike hangs in the balance. Only time will tell how this latest chapter in her career will unfold, but one thing is certain: Cardi B remains a polarizing figure in the world of music and celebrity.

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