Fans Claim Cardi B Didn’t Earn Grammy Nominations Since She Didn’t Write “Bodak Yellow”
Thanks, Cardi B fans, for totally raining on her parade.
The rapper earned her first-ever Grammy nominations yesterday for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for "Bodak Yellow."
But some R&B stans are confused as to how she got such an honor — when she didn't even write the song herself.
Capping off a huge year of musical success and accolades, the Love & Hip Hop star got her biggest nominations yet on November 27 — two 2018 Grammy awards for her hit single.
She joins other heavyweights in her categories like Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z, so obviously this is huge.
But, unexpectedly, some haters tried to discredit her nods by pointing out that she wasn't listed as a songwriter on the official list of nominations, so if the song won either award, Cardi herself would not.
BTW, the New York rapper's real name is Belcalis Almanzar.
As TheJasmineBrand.com points out, some fans assumed she used a ghostwriter for the song, while others noted Kodak Black, whose "No Flockin'" served as inspiration for the tune, is given credit as a writer, not Offset's fiancée herself.
But of course the 25-year-old wasn't just going to let everyone drag her name through the mud...
In a post on Instagram that's since been deleted, the star called out those trying to "discredit" her, proved she did in fact write the song, and still gave credit to Kodak.
Turns out she was just using a different pen name all along!
Cardi's rep told Billboard:
"Cardi is credited as a songwriter, just under a different name: Washpoppin. The name doubles as the title of her song "Wash Poppin" from her 2016 mixtape Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1."
Glad we cleared that all up!
Find out if Cardi takes home the Grammys when the awards show airs Sunday, January 28 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.