Cardi B is opening up about her finances.
The 28-year-old “WAP” superstar spoke out in an interview with XXL Magazine.
Here’s what she had to say…
On the business of being Cardi: “One thing for sure that I’m doing a lot now this year is music and making sure my business is straight. Not just signing things and not just making sure that I get new deals and everything. That my money is getting handled great. That I got good lawyers that’s handling my s–t…one thing I told my business manager, don’t even pay my business little by little. Take it all out. I don’t want to feel like I owe nothing. It’s good to be debt-free, but either way, I feel like I’ve been on deals before that like, yeah, I got paid, but I feel like I deserved more. And I made sure this year that I get everything I deserve. Not just on music deals but on everything.”
On her worth: “Sometimes I feel like a company might see, you know, a girl like me, a colored girl like me. I’m a colored girl and I’m from the ’hood and s–t. And they might be like, ‘Oh, we could offer her a $2 million advance.’ And the company is gonna make out of you, probably f–king $50 million, $100 million. And you settle for $2 million because they think that you’re so thirsty for that money that they just gonna give you the $2 million. I hate making everything about race because race do exist. Race is real. But I hate when sometimes people just want to make everything about race. It’s just like, sometimes you do see that race really matters and s–t because I’ve been seeing some influencers, that are not, you know, like me. Caucasian influencers. And they’re getting paid big money. I’m a whole artist. And there is other artists that I know how much they’re getting paid. I’ve been doing my research now, heavy. And it’s like, Damn, muthaf–kas is getting ripped the f–k off. And that’s why I’m like, Nah, I’m gonna get everything that I deserve.”
On being called a “female rapper,” as opposed to just “rapper”: “I mean, at the end of the day, I just keep feeling like I don’t care because I am a female. It’s just like, I don’t mind if you don’t put me in a category. Like, even let’s say a billionaire, right? Like, I’d rather be the first billionaire female than just, ‘Oh, she’s a billionaire.’ I do like the identification. Like, I don’t mind it. I’m really one of those people that I love being a woman.”
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