As noted by Billboard, Azealia appeared on The Breakfast Club on May 11th where she called Cardi a “caricature of a black woman,” adding: “Like, if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day.”
In a series of now-deleted Instagram posts, Cardi responded to Azealia’s comments. Although her Insta account seems to have disappeared, screenshots of her statements have made the rounds on social media, allowing fans to read her response. In one of her posts, Cardi accuses Azealia of “belittling black women,” referencing her comments to Skai Jackson back in 2016. “The difference between me and you, I’ve never tried to be or represent someone I’m not,” Cardi wrote. “I’ve made it where I am for being myself, and staying true to that.”
Cardi went on to address Azealia’s specific insults, writing: “You think because someone uses a lot of big words and long sentences that makes them smart?! … Because I laugh a little harder or talk a little louder doesn’t make me a caricature. You think you’re advocating for women and you’re doing the opposite! I pray you find peace in your own heart and reason in your own mind! Pray for your own success before you pray for the downfall of others!”
In another post, Cardi said: “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.”
In addition to seemingly deleting her Instagram, Cardi also apparently has made her Twitter private. According to HotNewHipHop.com, before making the changes to her social media, the rapper tweeted: “I’m tired of the bullsh*t. I need to enjoy my pregnancy, family, new projects and my partner. Listen to Invasion of Privacy.”
Cardi B Is Everyone’s Favorite New York Fashion Week Front Row Seatmate
Whoopi Goldberg, Meg Ryan, Molly Shannon and Cardi B sat next to each other in the front row at Christian Siriano’s Fall 2018 show.
Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Zayn were seated next to each other at Tom Ford’s Fall 2018 NYFW show.
Halsey and Sebastian Stan at Tom Ford.
Dev Hynes performed during Telfar’s musical Fall 2018 show, along with Ian Isiah, Kelela, Oyinda, 070 Shake and Kelsey Lu.
Diddy’s sons Justin Combs and Christian Combs shared a slice of pizza in the front row at NYFW.
Brandon Thomas Lee and Myles O’Neal buddied up in the front row at NYFW.
Maya Jama and Victoria Justice were seated together in the front row at Philipp Plein.
A$AP Rocky and Liya Kebede posed together backstage at Raf Simons.
Gigi Hadid went full Fifth Element in this neon pink wig at the Jeremy Scott Fall 2018 NYFW show.
Kimberly Drew wore PH5 in this NYFW elevator moment.
Sebastian Stan at Hugo Boss
Queen Latifah snapped a selfie with director Lee Daniels at the annual amFAR gala to kick off New York Fashion Week.
Timothée Chalamet crashed a L’Officiel dinner date between Armie Hammer and his wife Elizabeth Chambers.
Cardi B stole the show at Jeremy Scott’s Fall 2018 show during New York Fashion Week.
Alexa Chung skipped through the cold city streets in between NYFW shows.
Justin Theroux and Petra Collins sported Adam Selman tees together during NYFW.
Kate Upton, Jourdan Dunn, Maya Jama and Victoria Justice in the front row at Jonathan Simkhai’s Fall 2018 NYFW Show.
Diddy’s son Christian Combs posed outside of Tom Ford’s Fall 2018 show during New York Fashion Week.
Anwar Hadid cheesed for the camera with Nicola Peltz outside of Tom Ford’s Fall 2018 show.
Lala strutted down her hotel hallway, looking like a smooth criminal before the Tom Ford show.
Kelela struck a pose at Adam Selman’s NYFW show.
Kate Upton touched down in front of Philipp Plein’s spaceship during NYFW.
Keke Palmer at Hellesy’s Fall 2018 New York Fashion Week show.
Zoey Deutch sat next to Tory Burch at the Tory Burch Fall 2018 NYFW Show, and loved “getting to pick her brilliant and artistic brain.”