Red carpet interviews are usually a nonstop procession of cringe, but not when Cardi B is the subject.
In an interview with E! Live’s Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet at the 2018 Grammy Awards, the Grammy-nominated rapper delivered endless one-liners and GIF-able moments while maneuvering around an interviewer who was clearly at a loss. “I’m feeling good, I’m feeling nervous, overwhelmed, everything. I feel a bit of—whoo!—butterflies in my stomach and vagina,” she began.
In response, Rancic starred, totally stunned, before uttering an “OK” and an “I love you."
Rancic complimented Cardi B on her lack of filter, to which Cardi B responded, “I love it too. Sometimes it gets me in trouble, whoever’s in there,” she quipped, gesturing to her head. “I know for a fact that all the teachers in kindergarten to high school, I know they all remember me. I know they don’t [forget me] because they always say, ‘You’re so special, we’ve seen you somewhere,’ and it’s just like, ‘OK, but like, are you going to pass me?’ ”
The rapper, who upstaged everyone on the red carpet, including Lady Gaga, in a sculptural, strapless dress by London-based fashion brand Ashish, continued to field Rancic’s line of inquiry with aplomb. In response to a question about the rumors she inspires, she replied, “It’s like everybody always talking about there’s someone got a problem with me, or somebody always saying that I’m pregnant every two weeks, so it’s just like, if y’all wanna know, ask me. I’ll tell you.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Cardi B revealed that she is taking a break from reading stories about herself on gossip sites (“I haven’t replied back to no bad comments like in five days”) and that she’s delaying her marriage to fiancé Offset due to an impending album drop. She wrapped things up by sharing some advice for fans (“People always want to tell you how to do it—no, do it your way”) before dropping the most quotable moment of the night.
“It makes me feel good,” she said, about her engagement. “You know how when you get into bad arguments, you’ll be like, ‘Do he really love me?’ I’ll be like, ‘He bought me a half a million dollar ring. Yeah, he does.’”