Cardi B is a multitasker. In this year alone, she smashed records, came out with her own shoe line, raked in award nominations, made TV show appearances, and got engaged. All while fending off the salty and bitter. So it’s no wonder that the rap star also showed those of us just trying to survive in a dramatic year how to swat away haters and serve the ultimate smack downs. The best revenge is living well, after all.
Here are the 7 times Cardi B shot down hate while glowing up at the same time.
When she served Azealia Banks a can of whoop ass and celebrated her “Bodak Yellow” chart-topping success with this post.
After perpetually salty rapper Aezalia Banks came for Cardi B and called her a “poor man’s Nicki Minaj”, Cardi B posted a video of Banks singing along to her No.1 hit “Bodak Yellow” with the devotion of a true fan.
When she TWICE roasted Taylor Swift by dethroning her from the No. 1 spot AND stole her song to celebrate.
After unseating Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” for No. 1 on the Billboard charts with “Bodak Yellow,” the rapper broke out into Swift’s song ? #shotsfired
When she shut down somebody’s abuela while also staying true to herself.
Is Cardi B an advocate for free speech? This moment where she shut down an abuela who “respectfully” set out to lecture the rapper about the swear words she uses makes it seem so. The rapper swiftly put the abuela in her place, saying it’s not her job to raise her kids and grandkids. Her only duties are to stay true to herself. And she did it all in Spanish. ??? ??
When she bestowed fans with her goodwill, AND shaded her fiance’s ex.
A month after her fiance’s ex-girlfriend used Cardi’s engagement as a reason to call her out on personal business, the rapper used a post to remind fans not to give their boyfriend’s ex a single bother. Now that, my friends, is a lesson on how to be patient and wait for a good moment to strike back.
Oh yeah, and bonus points to the rapper for giving some pretty solid relationship advice.
When she popped off at her haters while collecting all of the W’s.
Coming from nothing isn't winning, doing everything they said I couldn't because of my stripper past isn't winning, taking care of my family isn't winning, reaching the top of the billboard charts when everybody said NO isn't winning??? If this ain't winning sis you tell me what is!! I know you must be so busy and overbooked that finding the time to give me "advice" was hard!! But I talk to Christ and my mother everyday and I don't need it!!
Still TBD on who exactly the Instagram shot was fired at, but no doubt Belcalis’ target was left in awe of her ability to shut them down while doling out self-praise.
When she threw salt at a turncoat while getting down at her own concert.
While performing at her concert, Cardi explained her relationship with a former hater. “She never liked me and now all of a sudden she wants to be friends with me,” Cardi B simmered before shutting the unnamed person down in front of a screaming crowd of fans. “No bitch.”
And finally, when she threw shade at her own hand and showed off the rock that it sported.
Cardi B doesn’t claim to always look polished. On her first appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show, the rapper made fun of her own hand while also showing off her new engagement ring. “Don’t get too close because I ain’t put no lotion on my hand,” she told the camera operator while flashing her diamond ring.
Bow down to the queen of 2017!