“This 12 months, when it got here to music, I had so many issues deliberate. I had so many initiatives that I needed to return out. Sadly, attributable to COVID, I couldn’t put out the visuals the best way that I needed, it tousled my inventive area. You recognize, I believe everybody this 12 months was simply tousled. So I’m simply grateful and grateful that the tune that I really did put out this 12 months, which was ‘WAP,’ that includes Megan Thee Stallion, not solely was it an incredible tune that broke so many data, however it was a dialog that I by no means thought was going to be so massive. I imply, it pissed off a complete bunch of Republicans for no purpose, you already know what I’m saying? It was simply bizarre.
“I need to say thanks, all people, and I need to say to all the women on the market which might be similar to me, or simply common ladies, once I got here into the music trade, I didn’t know if these folks have been going to simply accept me. All through the years, in the event you take heed to my mixtapes and also you take heed to my music now, I’ve progressed as a result of I needed to progress. I need to be the perfect I can at something I do and, you already know, you bought to place your thoughts to it.
“Once I first turned an grownup – I all the time needed to be an artist, however you already know, when payments come, conditions come, you’re similar to, ‘Rattling, what am I going to do within the subsequent 5, 4 years?’ And also you’re simply working to outlive and pay payments and every thing, and that’s not what life is about. Life is about making your goals come true, however with a view to make your goals come true, don’t assume that it’s gonna come and fall from the sky to your lap. You really gotta put within the work. You gotta be bold. You gotta community. You gotta develop into nice at what you do. You gotta have the ability to take criticism — imagine it or not, y’all be saying I don’t take criticism, however sure I do. That’s why when folks be like, ‘Oh, you may’t do that, you may’t do this,’ I observe so I can develop into higher and higher. There’s hope. There’s hope to your goals.
“Thanks guys for every thing. Thanks for the assist, thanks for the love. Thanks for all the time uplifting me once I’m going via stuff within the media or not, thanks for all the time loving my music, thanks for loving me, and I like you guys. And bye!”
NME has named Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ the number one song of 2020, writing: “Dangerously sexy in a means that speaks on to the informal intercourse bans of the lockdown age, ‘WAP’ was the titan monitor that drenched all the 12 months. Carry a bucket and a mop.”