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Cardi B Says She’s Not Pressed Over Lack Of Grammy Nomination

Updated November 30, 2020.

The last week, the Grammy nominations came out and fans were disappointed to see that Cardi B’s “WAP” was MIA.

While fans were quick to assume that Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song of the summer was snubbed, it turns out that Cardi had her reasons for keeping the hitmaker off of the award ceremony’s consideration list.

In a post shared to Instagram Live this past weekend, Cardi revealed that if she wanted “WAP” to be considered for a Grammy she would’ve made the submission for consideration.

“Like I said, I never pressed for a Grammy, but y’all not gonna take away something that I know I worked my ass off [for], that I deserve,” she explained her followers. “If I was pressed for a Grammy I would’ve submitted ‘WAP’ for this year and I didn’t submit it. I don’t want to be submitted to award shows until I put out my album because I think my album is so good. It means something.”

If history can be counted on, Cardi’s next album is going to be a hitmaker. Cardi’s been working on it for nearly two years now and some of the tracks were written amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Some songs are so emotional to me because I did them during quarantine,” Cardi explained. “I’m not pressed for nothing.”

Cardi B’s “WAP” is the gift that keeps on receiving.

The hit, which featured Megan Thee Stallion, and was launched earlier this month made history when it became the first female rap collaboration to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became the most-streamed track of 2020 within just a week of it being streamed.

Now, “WAP” is getting the merch treatment.

Cardi B debuted her new “WAP” merchandise line in August and the collection is as fabulous as you might imagine.

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The new line features shirts that have Cardi and Megan’s faces and backsides on them. Also included are three different raincoats, two umbrellas in an assortment of colors along with sports bras, hoodies, exercise wear, and loungewear.

The Bronx-born rapper shared the good news about the line on her Instagram page.

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‘My official WAP Merch collection is available NOW!” she wrote of the collection that has a brilliant pink, black and white color palette. “Click the link in my bio to shop!’

The merchandise is inspired by Cardi and Megan’s raunchy new track and accompanying music video which featured Normani, Rosaliá, Rubi Rose, Sukihana, Mulatto, and Kylie Jenner. Speaking about the cameos at the time of the music video’s release, Cardi told Apple Music that she and Megan wanted to feature “a lot of different females” in the video and “not just female rappers.” “These are the girls that I personally like. I really feel they are going to go mainstream,” she explained.

Of course, this isn’t Cardi B’s first time making money moves in the fashion industry.

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Cardi B has been a long time lover and buyer of the fast-fashion e-tailer Fashion Nova and in 2019 launched a second collection with the brand that broke record sales when it sold $1 million in sales in just 24 hours.

No doubt sales of this new collection are gonna be a banger.

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