Lady Gaga Says Cardi B ‘Deserves’ Her Grammys
The pop star tweeted a photo of herself and Cardi from the awards show, along with a message about her historic accolade. Gaga, 32, assured the "Money" rapper that she deserved her win, calling on others to "Lift her up."
"It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art. I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards. Let's celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honor her. She is brave," the A Star is Born actress tweeted.
The message came amid controversy over Cardi's win, which began with a tweet from Ariana Grande. After the New York native beat out Mac Miller in the Best Rap Album category. The 25-year-old pop star tweeted that the results were "literal bulls---," which she later explained was not a slight toward Cardi. Grande simply felt it was unfair the Recording Academy invited Miller's family to the show as though he was going to win.
After the tweets were posted and then deleted, Cardi posted a video announcing that she was "sharing" her Grammy with Miller. She noted that the late rapper's parents reportedly said they were rooting for her to win if he didn't. Cardi later shared a video about all the "s--t' she was seeing online about her win, telling fans she was 'sick' of it.
"I'm seeing a lot of bulls--- today and I saw a lot of s--- last night, and I'm sick of this s---," she said. "I work hard for my motherf---ing album. I remember last year when I didn't win for Bodak Yellow and everybody was like, 'Cardi got snubbed.' Now this year's a f---ing problem?"
She continued, "It's not my style for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else. That's not my style and that's not what I'm with. I don't support that."
Cardi then deleted her Instagram.