After seeing huge success with the singles such as ‘Bodak Yellow,’ ‘I Like It,’ and ‘Girls Like You,’ Cardi B has revealed she felt “a lot of pressure” to deliver another hit.
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Sitting down with SiriusXM, the ‘WAP’ rapper discussed the anxiety she faced after achieving mammoth wins from her debut album ‘Invasion of Privacy.‘ An LP which spawned two #1 hits for the superstar.
“I just felt like I was under a lot of pressure, like if you don’t have like a super crazy smash, it’s like, ‘Oh you flop, flop, flop.’ The song could be like 2x platinum.
‘You’re always under pressure and then I feel like it’s not fair because there are male artists that will go two years without putting a fu**ing song out and they don’t be like, ‘Oh, you’re irrelevant. It’s over for you.’
With singles such as ‘Press‘ and ‘Money‘ not achieving the same success as some of her previous efforts, the rapper revealed to the radio station that the pressure started to “crush” her.
“I didn’t put out songs for nine months and it’s like, ‘Oh, she’s irrelevant. She’s over. She’s a flop. We told you that.’ That type of shit started to get to me, like crush me.”
We admire Cardi’s honesty. While it’s great to be on top of the charts, many other artists have echoed the same sentiments as the rapper, from Katy Perry to Lady Gaga.
Though she may have felt the pressure, she most definitely shrugged off the unbelievers with the huge hit ‘WAP‘ with Megan Thee Stallion, which sits at an impressive #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 after spending four weeks at #1.
Kudos to Cardi!