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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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She Moved Up The Ranks From Janitor To Nurse Practitioner, Now She’s Viral

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She Moved Up The Ranks From Janitor To Nurse Practitioner, Now She’s Viral

Talk about a dream fulfilled.

For ten years, Jaines Andrades harbored her desire to move up from her custodial position at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts to nurse. Now, ten years later, as an RN she’s excelled well past her drams.

Andrades worked her way through nursing school while working at Baystate Medical in Springfield, Massachusetts, as a janitor.

Ten years ago, Andrades accepted a position as a custodial staff member at Baystate Medical Center with big dreams of being a nurse. Born to Puerto Rican parents Andrades moved from her family home in Springfield, MA in 2005 when she was 14 years old. From there she and enrolled as a student at Putnam Technical-Vocational Academy with hopes of moving up the ranks as a nurse.

“As I got older and approached graduation I just didn’t see how a little girl like me could ever become a lawyer. I didn’t see it as something that was possible for me, so I got discouraged from the idea,” Andrades explained according to Masslive.com.

That all changed after she struck up a conversation with a nurse during a doctor’s visit for her mother. According to Andrades, the nurse tipped her off on the benefits of nursing. “He told me about the program to become a nurse, and, the more he talked, I just thought, ‘Yeah, I can do this.’ It’s a respectable profession, and I could provide for myself financially, so the idea grew from there.”

Soon after she enrolled at Holyoke Community College, ticked off all of her pre-requisites and a handful of introductory nursing classes. Then, in 2010, she transferred to Elms College.

The same year she transferred, Andrades applied for a job in Baystate’s Environmental Services Department and became a custodian at the hospital.

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“It’s tough to be the person that cleans. If I had to go back and do it again, I would. It’s so worth it,” Andrades explained in an interview with WBZ-TV.

In a Facebook post, Andrades wrote about her journey from hospital custodian to nurse practitioner and posted a picture of all three of her IDs.

Andrades’ story went viral after she shared her experience to Facebook.

Speaking about her journey from custodian to nurse practitioner, Andrades shared a picture of all three of her IDs.

“Even if it was cleaning, as long as I was near patient care I’d be able to observe things. I thought it was a good idea,” the RN explained in her interview before sharing that her favorite part of being a nurse has been her ability to provide patients with comfort. “I just really love the intimacy with people.”

“Nurses and providers, we get the credit more often but people in environmental and phlebotomy and dietary all of them have such a huge role. I couldn’t do my job without them,” she went onto explain. “I’m so appreciative and like in awe that my story can inspire people,” Andrades told WBZ-TV. “I’m so glad. If I can inspire anyone, that in itself made the journey worth it.”

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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

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Puerto Rican band Los Rivera Destino are back with their new single “Castigo” featuring Pedro Capó. The song is the first single from their long awaited album which is due to be released this summer.

Castigo” is the best of both worlds: fusing Bolero and Dembow, creating a fresh take on songs we would listen to at the club.

We had the chance to interview Los Rivera Destino for Latido Music by mitú, and they talked about filming the music video, songs that they would like to see with Bolero covers, working with Bad Bunny again, and more.

Check out our interview below:

Watch the music video below:

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