Cardi B was so overwhelmed that her debut album ‘Invasion of Privacy’ won the Grammy for ‘Best Rap Album,’ she could barely speak! Watch her touching speech here, sprinkled with her trademark jokes.
It was a good night for Cardi B. After dominating the 2019 Grammys stage with her performance of “Money,” the 26-year-old rapper was in for a pleasant surprise — she won the coveted “Best Rap Album” award for her debut album Invasion of Privacy on Feb. 10! Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, Travis Scott and the late Mac Miller were also up for the honor. Cardi was so shocked when she took the stage, she turned to husband Offset (yup, they’ve reunited!) and said, “Babe, I can’t breathe…whew, chile.”
Of course, Cardi had to get in a one-liner that no one else could pull off at the Grammys: “Oh, the nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed!” The audience at Los Angeles’ Staples Center burst into surprised laughter, per usual. All jokes aside, Cardi dived into a heartfelt speech about pushing through with her album while still pregnant. Her most touching thank you was dedicated to her and Offset’s 7-month-old daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. “I want to thank my daughter — I’m not just saying thank you because she’s my daughter because you know, when I found out I was pregnant my album was not yet complete…we was like we have to get the album done and shoot these videos while I’m still not showing.” Seriously, you need to watch her at the podium below.
Not only is this an outstanding accomplishment for a debut artist, but Cardi set the first milestone of its kind. Sunday night’s win made her the first solo female rapper to win “Best Rap Album,” and understandably, Twitter is flipping out. “@iamcardib DESERVED her win!!! PERIODT! I’m so proud!!!
#bardigang,” one fan tweeted. We knew this was going to be a big night for the “Bodak Yellow” rapper when she first stepped onto the red carpet in that vintage and oyster-themed Thierry Mugler gown — this woman takes risks and is rewarded for them.
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) February 11, 2019
See Cardi tear up at the mic in the clips above! And check out HollywoodLife’s gallery above for more 2019 Grammy Awards highlights.