Cardi B is now a Grammy-nominated rapper (six times over, in fact), but more often than not, she’s more associated with her feud with Nicki Minaj than her rhymes. In a new interview with CBS News, she explains that although she doesn’t regret anything — the fighting, the Fashion Week shoe throw, and all — she gets that it doesn’t exactly send the right message. Entertainment Tonight reports that she says she’s not embarrassed about it, either, saying that in the end, people focus on the drama, even though she’d rather everyone turn their attention to her work.
“It’s unnecessary,” she said of the Minaj scuffle during an interview with CBS News. “But am ever embarrassed about anything I ever do? No.”
While the old adage says that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, Cardi is flipping the script. She says that the fight was bad for business.
“It makes people not even care about your craft,” she said. “they just wanna see drama.”
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The interview comes after a tumultuous week for Cardi. She recently announced her divorce from Migos rapper Offset an assures everyone that it is anything but a publicity stunt. Though offset has publicly declared that he misses her, she’s already throwing down lines about the situation. During a recent performance of her song “MotorSport,” she changed the lyrics to “I told him the other day / Yeah, we gon’ get a divorce,” instead of, “I told him the other day, ‘Man, we should sell that porn.'”
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It may be another bout of less-than-stellar publicity for the singer but like her fight with Nicki, which went from online barbs to full-on physical altercations, she insists she’s staying true to herself and everything she’s learned.
“You just gotta be yourself,” she said of the public’s perception of her. “When I talk, I make a lot of mistakes. Like, I might say words, and the words are not even in the dictionary! But people still like it, because you can tell that I’m saying it from the heart.”
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