Lady Gaga has urged her fans to “honor” Cardi B in a heartfelt tweet, following the backlash surrounding the star’s Grammys win for Best Rap Album.
The 26-year-old rapper took home the gong for her record Invasion of Privacy at Sunday night’s (10Feb19) awards ceremony, beating stars including the late Mac Miller to the prize. After her win, Cardi was slammed so much by fans of her fellow nominees that she decided to delete her Instagram account.
However, on Tuesday, fellow Grammy winner Gaga offered some support to her new pal Cardi, sharing a snap of the pair together at the Grammy Awards and writing: “It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art. I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards. Let’s celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honor her. She is brave.”
Following her tweet, Gaga’s fans praised her for her kind words, while others called for a collaboration between her and Cardi.
After the backlash surrounding her Grammys win, Cardi announced she was fed up with the constant trolling and had decided to deactivate her Instagram account for the time being.
“I f**king worked my a** off, locked myself in the studio for 3 months, didn’t go to sleep in my own bed, sometimes for 4 days straight – pregnant!” Cardi explained in a now-deleted video.
Earlier in the day she announced she was sharing her Grammy Award with late rapper and fellow nominee Miller, after learning his parents, who attended the Grammys to honor their son, were rooting for her.
“I read an article that Mac Miller family said that if he don’t win, they wanted me to win so I’m sharing this Grammy with you… (sic),” she said in a video posted on her now-nixed Instagram account. “Rest in peace, thank you to everyone.”
– Cover Media0