Like many celebrities before her, Cardi B is done with social Instagram. The famous rap musician decided to shut down her Instagram account this week, and she did it in spectacular fashion too. The "I Like It" artist decided to say goodbye to the site by going on an explosive, expletive-filled rant directed towards the people who claim that she didn't deserve to win her first Grammy Award this past Sunday. She took home the Best Rap Album award for Invasion of Privacy. And Cardi B believes it's a distinction that is well-deserved -- to say the least. On the deleted social media account, Cardi B said:
As it was recounted by E! News, Cardi B wanted everyone to know that she didn't care for their negativity during this pivotal moment in her life, and she doesn't want to hear anyone claim that she "didn't deserve" the award that was bestowed to her over this ceremonial weekend. Cardi worked damn hard to make the album what it is today, and she is enjoying the benefits that come with hosting a Grammy award to your name. As Cardi B explains in the since-deleted video, she is the first female solo rapper to win in that category for a reason, and she doesn't want to know your negative feedback.
And with that, Cardi B is no longer on Instagram. If you're going to leave the popular social media site, then it's best to make it into a spectacle. And that's exactly what Cardi B did. She left the site on her own terms, and it doesn't sound like she has any interest in returning to the account anytime soon. But if that's set to change soon or if she finds her interest in the platform renewed, we'll certainly be sure to keep you posted on all the details.
Speaking of social media, it's interesting that Cardi B chose to leave her Instagram account shortly after her partner, Offset, posted a video on his own account which included footage of Cardi B giving birth to their daughter, Kulture. It was a revealing look into their lives that social media users likely weren't expecting when they clicked on the site. But that's exactly what they got.
In any case, we'll continue to keep you posted on the latest news in film, television, pop culture and a whole lot more right here at CinemaBlend.
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