“A lot of video vixens have spoke about this and nobody gives a fuck.” Cardi B told writer Jazmine Hughes in an interview for Cosmopolitan. “When I was trying to be a vixen, people were like, ‘You want to be on the cover of this magazine?’ Then they pull their dicks out. I bet if one of these women stands up and talks about it, people are going to say, ‘So what? You’re a ho. It don’t matter.’”
She also made the not-entirely-offbase claim that many men supporting the movement are doing it for questionable reasons. “These producers and directors, they’re not woke, they’re scared,” she said. The current queen of rap said that while she was happy that sexual harassment in Hollywood was being exposed, she didn’t see the same impact for women in hip-hop.
And Cardi B has a good point. While countless powerful men in entertainment and media have been called out for sexual harassment and assault, the music industry has been suspiciously quiet. Is it time for #MeToo to hit the music world, and more specifically, the hip-hop world? Probably so.
Read Cosmopolitan’s full interview with Cardi B here. On top of topping charts, she has some big things coming up. She’ll be making her musical debut on Saturday Night Live on April 7, and at the iHeartRadio awards, she made reference to her debut album coming out in April.