Cardi B Talks About “Crazy Expectations” for Female Rappers

Cardi B at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (10095020kl)

During a recent interview with Mariah Carey for Interview Magazine, Cardi B got real about the “crazy expectations” for female rappers.

When Carey asked Cardi if she had “any fears” about her highly-anticipated second album, the follow-up to 2018’s Invasion of Privacy, Cardi spoke about the pressure for female rappers to succeed.

“People always have crazy expectations, especially when it comes to female rap,” she explained. “It’s not like it’s a competition, but people are always comparing and comparing and comparing. It’s almost like they want to see you fail.”

“I hate the feeling when I don’t do something really good. So I want my s*** to be good because my last album did so well, and if this one doesn’t do well, I’m going to feel really sad,” the “WAP” rapper added.

Cardi recently revealed that she is working on 50 songs for her new album, but that she isn’t ready to submit a final tracklist, even though she hopes to release the album this year.