“Ya’ll, I’m going to keep it real with you,” Cardi B said onstage as the headlining act of BeautyCon on Sunday. She’d taken off her shoes at this point and ditched the Q&A portion that BeautyCon founder Moj Mahdara had planned so she could go, well, full Cardi.
DON’T DO THE WORK IF YOU’RE NOT GETTING PAID EQUALLY.
When Cardi B was coming up as an artist, she noticed male rappers were making more money to host the same events alongside her. So, she bluntly asked one day, “Why is this man making more money money than me when I’m the one who brings bitches?” Cardi B stopped taking bookings until she was paid equally, and we can safely assume she continued “bringing the bitches.”
“DON’T LET ANYONE JUDGE YOU”
“People be like, ‘No Cardi, you don’t have to strip, you have other choices.’ No I fucking didn’t, bitch.”
“PICK A CAREER WHERE YOU CAN MAKE A WHOLE FUCKIN’ LOT OF MONEY”
“If you don’t like it, it’s not worth going into debt and your credit card being fucked up,” said Cardi. “What’s the point of working to be a slave to bills.”
“WATCH THE RECIPE”
“Watch the bloggers’ recipe because you can be doing the same shit,” says Cardi. “I watch how Kylie Jenner became a fucking billionaire. I be looking like, everyone talking about she ain’t self made, I don’t give a fuck, I’m going to do that too.”
SAVE MONEY WHEN YOU CAN
“You can save money when you can afford to save money,” explains Cardi. “How you going to save money when you have bills to pay? Don’t go off the hype of people.”
ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT
“These men don’t hesitate to ask and that’s why they get what they want,” said Cardi. “Women be so scared to ask what we need and we’re too ashamed but these men don’t so?”
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