Today is the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Latino community in music ended the festive celebration of Hispanic culture with a bang, to say the least, at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards which was broadcasted live at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California and hosted by Kelly Clarkson.
On Wednesday night, Latin artists performed and won awards, continuing to push the culture forward by immersing the globe in their matrix of flavor.
Cardi has overcome the challenges of the pandemic, a public divorce announcement with Offset, a recent reconciliation of sorts, and some rightwing backlash for her hit song, WAP, with Megan Thee Stallion.
That song blew up the internet, the social media debates raged and the Billboard Hot 100 banger torched first-week streaming records and became an anthem, of sorts, a tool used in the constant redefining and elevation of female empowerment in 2020.
She’s been on a meteoric four-year rise that rivals the most influential and captivating artists of our time.
Mommy Cardi gives birth to baby Kulture Kiari with husband Offset
On July 1, 2018 Cardi B. and Offest announce the arrival of their child together.
In 2019, she won a Grammy for Best Rap Album
She’s accomplished all of this and much more and she just turned 28 years old on October 11.
In addition to her musical exploits, she’s spoken out against President Trump on several occasions. She’s been a vocal proponent of voter registration campaigns and a celebrity warrior in the fight against voter suppression. Cardi has engaged with Presidential candidate Joe Biden and addressed issues that affect the voiceless, women and people of color. The worldwide superstar hasn’t forgotten her Bronx roots.
You can call her rap’s J-Lo, but Alex Rodriguez’s main squeeze has adopted a more motherly tone as the years have progressed. Cardi is still a freight train blazing at warp speed and reaching new heights, pushing limits, finessing the social media onslaught and getting mad love from the people, every day.