Bronx star Cardi B tackled a plethora hard-hitting topics during a newly released interview with i-D magazine, candidly sharing her thoughts on both feminism and racism.
Cardi fered her personal definition what it means to be a feminist, explaining that pure book-smarts aren’t required to fit the label.
“Being a feminist is such a great thing and some people feel like someone like me can’t be as great as that,” she explained. “But then some people are smart but they don’t have no common sense. They think feminism is great and only a woman that can speak properly, that has a degree, who is a boss, a businessperson … they think only Michelle Obama can be a feminist. But being a feminist is real simple; it’s that a woman can do things the same as a man. I’m equal to a n****. Anything a man can do, I can do. I can finesse, I can hustle. We have the same freedom. I was top the charts. I’m a woman and I did that. I do feel equal to a man.”
Switching over to matters concerning race, Cardi explained she believes that with the current state America, the success people color is scary to some. She specifically stated that those people are “scared the intelligence the minority.”
“Of course the success people like me scares people, that’s why they belittle us,” she said. “If you’re a little scrawny man raised in a trailer in Alabama somewhere, course you’re scared right now. That’s why they own guns! They’re scared the intelligence the minority. They scared that shit. We have broken these rules a lot times. In America, I always look at the charts. Hip Hop is always there. We are controlling the music industry. We control the fashion world.”
After Cardi B’s interview with i-D magazine was published, she shared a photo from her photoshoot and fered a message hope to young girls.
Read the full interview here.