It's been a busy week for Cardi B, as the rapper released her official single "What A Girl Likes," from her forthcoming EP, was featured on the "She a Bad One" remix with Red Café and E-40, and continued her first national tour as a solo artist.
On Monday, between stops on her 11-city Underestimated Tour, she hit the red carpet of VH1's _Hip Hop Honors _and spoke to REVOLT exclusively about the pressures of performing and how her fans keep her motivated despite the challenges of being a new female emcee.
Cardi said that as a reality television star, she was used to going to clubs and hosting events, but it's different as a rap artist who has to command an audience. "I always go on the road, but you know, I host parties and I host events, and it actually makes me nervous when I do a concert because it's like, damn these people are actually here to listen to my music," she told REVOLT.
Anyone familiar with Cardi knows she parlayed her stint as a popular personality on Love & Hip Hop: New York into social media fame, and then to being an artist. The born hustler used today's unconventional methods to successfully break into the business, but it still was a challenge.
"Sometimes it's a little hard for a female rapper to get in the game," she said. "When I see all these people coming out for my concert, I be like, maybe I shouldn't give up because these people out here fcking with my sht."