Cardi B Is First Solo Woman To Win Grammy For Best Rap Album
Sunday night, Cardi B became the first woman to win the award for Best Rap Album when she took home the honor at the 61st annual Grammy Awards ceremonies. She was joined onstage by Offset as she accepted the trophy for her Invasion of PRivacy debut.
While Lauryn Hill did take home the honor as 1/3 of the Fugees when the crew won Best Rap Album in 1997, Cardi makes history as the first woman to do so in a solo capacity.
“I want to thank my daughter,” she said during the speech. “I’m not just saying thank you because she’s my daughter. It’s because, you know, when I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete, like three songs that I was for sure having. And then you know, you know how it was, we was like, we have to get this album done so I could still do videos while I’m still not showing. And it was very long nights.”
Cardi was up against some formidable competition including Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, Travis Scott, and the late Mac Miller. During the night, Offset also teased the arrival of his own solo project, debuting a trailer on social media that included a snippet of Cardi B giving birth to the couple’s daughter, Kulture.