We can pretty much all agree that "Bodak Yellow" was the song of the summer, but, funnily enough, it almost didn't exist. How? Because Cardi B almost quit the rap game before she got her big break.
Complex reports that in a recent Instagram Live session, Cardi opened up about being kicked off of a song by an unnamed rapper, all because one of the rapper's other collaborators on the track thought that Cardi was "too small" for the gig.
"I did a verse to somebody's song, and other artists were on the song as well. I was so excited because I felt like my verse was so poppin'," she said. "Then, the artist told me that I couldn't be on the song anymore because one of the artists that was on the song felt like I was too small and they were too big for me to be on the same song with them."
"I was just fresh off 'Love & Hip Hop' and everything, and that sh*t broke my heart," she added.
Luckily for all of us, while she admits that the rejection did hurt, she didn't let it stop her for long; she heeded her management's advice to "f*ck it" and "keep on going," and look where she is now. She's literally made history all by herself. If that doesn't inspire you to keep reaching for your dreams, then I don't know what will.
And as for everyone who's wondering when Cardi's going to come out with new music? It's coming.
"Be patient," Cardi said. "A b*tch is gonna put something out. You think I'm gonna hold sh*t, or Atlantic is gonna hold sh*t? No. We wanna make money as fast as we can."
In the meantime, we can all look forward to her upcoming collab with 21 Savage dropping this Friday.
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