The Highlighter

We Need Less Cardi B

Cardi+is+all+over+the+news+with+her+2019+Grammy+win
Back to Article
Back to Article

We Need Less Cardi B

Cardi is all over the news with her 2019 Grammy win

Cardi is all over the news with her 2019 Grammy win

Cardi is all over the news with her 2019 Grammy win

Cardi is all over the news with her 2019 Grammy win

Annabel Lasher, Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The 61st Annual Grammy Awards aired on Sunday, February 10th, left millions of people content, emotional, and shocked, especially after the winner of Rap Album of the Year was presented.

Cardi B, up against Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, Travis Scott, and the late Mac Miller, made history as she became the first female to win this award for her album “Invasion of Privacy.”

However, this victory sparked a lot of controversy about whether or not the correct selection was made for this category.

Senior Oscar Valdez said, “[Cardi] is a great artist, but I personally do not believe she deserved this win. There are way better artists that gave it their all into their albums and had more hits than Cardi.”

“I will admit that she has bops and I will get down to Cardi B. However, she has no artistic integrity against other artists in the rap industry. The fact that she won a Grammy is disrespectful to these artists such as Mac Miller,” said Mia Stolpe and Rubi-Aspen Holloway.

These students are not the only people who believe this was a mistake. In fact, Cardi got so much backlash that she posted a video regarding the situation and deleted her Instagram page.

“I remember last year when I didn’t win for ‘Bodak Yellow’ and everybody was like ‘Cardi got snubbed,’ now this year’s a ******* problem?! My album went two-time platinum and every chart that there was, my album was always top 10, number one album as well,” said Cardi.

This response is just another reason why people such as college freshman, Sarah Neff, have lost respect for Cardi. “Some of the things that I hear her say disgust me. I am a believer in women supporting women but it makes it hard for me to stand behind her when she says and acts the way she does.”

Although she technically started her career as a rap artist in 2015 by being featured on tracks here and there, it was not until her hit single “Bodak Yellow” released in 2017, hit number one of the charts, and sparked her future success.

However, artists such as Mac Miller and Pusha T have been working in the industry since around 2010. How is it fair that an artist with one successful album gets more recognition than someone who has worked hard for years?

As Neff said, “I think people are the most upset about the fact that the Grammy’s didn’t look into the person behind the win. They only saw Cardi as an artist that has recently done well. They didn’t bother to see what kind of person she is.”

3 Comments

3 Responses to “We Need Less Cardi B”

  1. Stoopid on February 21st, 2019 9:19 am

    That’s da truth

  2. Reyneel Pascual on February 21st, 2019 9:22 am

    You stated “This response is just another reason why people such as college freshman . . . have lost respect for Cardi. “Some of the things that I hear her say disgust me. ” You left it unclear to why you are disgusted by Cardi B’s words and why this is something to be disgusted about.

  3. Adrion on February 22nd, 2019 9:57 am

    Interestig article, just wondering what the relevance of what Pusha T and Mac Miller have done is the past, as far as their music careers, has to do with this? If the Award was for Best Rap Album, and not for best or longest career, then what do their past works have to do with this?

Comments containing obscene, suggestive, vulgar, profane (including letters followed by dashes or symbols), threatening, disrespectful, or defamatory language will not be published and will be reported to the administration. Attacks on groups or individuals based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or creed will be rejected. The Highlighter does not allow anonymous comments and requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments. The Highlighter is open to strong opinions and criticism of its work, but The Highlighter does not publish comments discussing its policies and practices. However, personal attacks on reporters will not be published. View full comment policy under the about tab.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • We Need Less Cardi B

    News

    Questioning 13 Reasons Why

  • Features

    What is happening with China and the US

  • We Need Less Cardi B

    Features

    Seniors Signing Off

  • We Need Less Cardi B

    Features

    Youth Police Academy

  • We Need Less Cardi B

    Gallery

    How Lobos Feel About The School Shutdown

  • We Need Less Cardi B

    Features

    Bombing Attacks in Sri Lanka

  • News

    The Historical Significance of the Black Hole Picture

  • Features

    Redoing The Rocky Rock Stop

  • We Need Less Cardi B

    News

    How Do Rocky Students Feel About Vaping?

  • We Need Less Cardi B

    Features

    The EU’s Threat On Memes

Navigate Right
The Community Experience of Rocky Mountain High School
We Need Less Cardi B