Cardi B. has had enough of social media bullying.
Following her historic GRAMMY win for Best Rap Album Sunday, Cardi, 25, slammed critics who said she was undeserving of the award.
In an expletive-filled rant, she said she is “sick of this sh*t.”
“It’s not my style for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else,” she said, appearing to reference BET’s Tweet about Nicki Minaj being “dragged by her lacefront” after Cardi’s win.
“That’s not my style and that’s not what I’m with. I don’t support that,” Cardi continued. “However, I’ve been taking a lot of s**t today, I’m seeing a lot of bulls**t today and I saw a lot of s**t last night and I’m sick of this s**t. I worked hard for my motherf**king album.”
Cardi added that she spent nights locked in the studio, often going days without going home, despite being pregnant. All of this, “while everybody was harassing me like, ‘You’re not gonna do it, we know you pregnant, your career’s over,” she said.
Cardi deleted the post, but not before fans caught it and posted.
Among Cardi’s critics were Ariana Grande, who unleashed a series of angry Tweets after Cardi took home the award over Ariana’s ex, the late rapper Mac Miller.
Ariana’s tweets and retweets included comments about Cardi’s win like “literal bulls–t,” “bulls–t,” “f–k.” and “trash,” although she later clarified that she was not upset about Cardi’s win but instead Mac’s loss.
“Nothing to do w [Cardi]. good for her. i promise. i’m sorry,” Ariana wrote.
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj chose to pull out of the BET Experience and awards show over their comments, which the network has since apologized for.
She later congratulated “everyone who won last night.”
In a statement to Billboard, the network said:
“BET loves Nicki Minaj. We have supported her from the very beginning of her career and will continue to do so moving forward. Nicki has paved the way for so many performers and has solidified her place as one of the most powerful figures in the music industry. Unfortunately, the respect we have for Nicki was violated by this post that should never have been written. The post does not reflect how we feel about Nicki. And further does not reflect our company values. We deeply apologize for the hurt, disappointment and confusion that this post has caused. We are committed to doing everything we can to address the situation. We are also conducting an internal audit to assure these types of posts are not published again. We have apologized to Nicki and her team. The post has been removed and we have taken additional appropriate action. We understand Nicki’s position and look forward to continuing our dialogue with her. Finally, we apologize to all of her fans. This should have never happened.”