Cardi B, the chart-topping artist behind hits like “WAP,” recently opened up about her perspective on the current state of Hip Hop culture. In a candid conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, she expressed her optimism despite widespread concerns within the industry.
Addressing the prevalent narrative that Hip Hop is in a decline, Cardi B, who is 31 years old, disagreed, stating, “People keep saying like, ‘Oh, the state of Hip Hop is bad right now — blah, blah, blah.’ I don’t think it’s bad right now; I just feel like people just don’t know what they want.”
She attributed some of the uncertainty to the influence of social media, suggesting that it plays a significant role in shaping opinions and trends within the music industry.
However, she remained steadfast in her belief that artists should stay true to themselves and ignore outside criticism, asserting, “I feel like social media is running too much, so I just feel like just keep doing you, forget what people got to say.”
Cardi B’s perspective highlights her confidence in the resilience of Hip Hop and her commitment to authenticity in her own work. Despite external pressures and negative commentary, she remains hopeful about the future of the genre.