Bronx-born and raised, proud Dominican-Trinidadian Cardi B has always been outspoken about her proud Afro-Latina heritage… and pretty much everything else. Not only did she absolutely rule 2017 but the born hustler also recently opened up in an interview with Zendaya about what it’s like to be Black and Latina, and she had a LOT to say about her cultural heritage and the way it has affected her perception of herself — as well as the way she is perceived by the outside world.
The new statements, in which she proudly declares, “I don’t got to tell you that I’m Black. I expect you to know it,” aren’t the only times that the star has had to defend herself. From facing a recent colorism controversy between Amara La Negra and Cardi’s sister, Hennessy, to defending why she uses the ‘N’ word in her music, here are six ways in which Cardi B has always been unapologetic about who she is.
1. People tried to check her as feminist and she wasn’t having it.
I️ don’t understand why man hate on woman sooo much ? Do you guys want to suck and fuck the dicks us woman do ? Cause it seems like it when yaaa show sooo much hate on a bitch 🤷🏽♀️
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) December 8, 2017