Today it finally happened : Cardi B is one of only two female rappers to top the Billboard chart unaccompanied.
Cardi B’s ascension caps off several busy weeks for her, including gracing the front row of several shows during New York Fashion Week and judging Pat McGrath’s Mothership vogueing ball with the likes of Naomi Campbell.
Her family and friends surprised her to celebrate at the Atlantic Records offices in New York, where she gave an impromptu speech and sang a chorus of Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.” Even Nicki Minaj has been unable to top the Hot 100 chart with Swift at the top.
It’s an obvious counterpoint to “Bodak Yellow,” which was her debut single on a major label and came out only two years after Cardi B started rapping, hustling to turn a stripping career into an Instagram celebrity, into reality TV fame, into a hit song.
If there’s a scrappy story of hardship and triumph here, it’s probably not the one told by last year’s highest paid celebrity .
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