Cardi B has achieved two important career milestones in the space of one day, after feuding with Azealia Banks and then deleting her Instagram account at the conclusion of said feud. Yes folks, she has now well and truly arrived.
The drama started earlier this week when Banks appeared on popular radio show The Breakfast Club, where rather than discuss her own music, she wildly shifted gears to call her rival an “illiterate untalented rat” and a “caricature of a black woman.”
“Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high. There was just this really, really, really intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B.”
If that was an attempt to get a rise out of Cardi, it clearly worked, as she took to her Instagram yesterday to have a crack at Banks, saying that “a woman who constantly finds joy in belittling black women [can’t] try and stand by for them because it’s convenient!”
She later went on to say:
“I’m from the hood. I speak how I speak I am how I am. I did not choose to be famous people choose me! People followed me on Instagram and the people gave me a platform to introduce my talent. I never asked to be a example or a role model I don’t want to change my ways because I’m famous that’s why I just mind my business. This is coming from a woman that bleached her skin but want to advocate. GOODBYE.”
Cardi has since deleted her Instagram, but her at least part of her reply was screenshotted for posterity, and you can read it below: