Cardi B Opens Up About An Incident That Almost Made Her Quit Rap (Video)

"I was just fresh off Love & Hip-Hop and everything, and that sh*t broke my heart."

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

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.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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