Although Cardi B rose to the top of her game amid calls to action from the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the 25-year-old rapper isn’t convinced that the revolution has made its way to the music industry, eluding women in hip-hop in particular.
Cardi, a former stripper, seeks as much respect for her past profession as she does for her current career.
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When it comes to the #MeToo movement, Cardi sees the exclusion of women in her industry in a similar light. “A lot of video vixens have spoke about this and nobody gives a fuck,” she explained. “When I was trying to be a vixen, people were like, ‘You want to be on the cover of this magazine?’ Then they pull their dicks out. I bet if one of these women stands up and talks about it, people are going to say, ‘So what? You’re a ho. It don’t matter.’”
While many male producers and directors have publicly endorsed the movement, the “Bodack Yellow” rapper is calling their bluff: “They’re not woke, they’re scared.”