Thursday, February 08, 2018

Cardi B Discusses Her Cultural Identity


Actress Zendaya interviews Cardi B for CR Magazine where the rapper discusses her cultural identity...

From CR

Zendaya:
Is there anything that people don’t ever ask you that you want somebody to ask you?
Cardi B:
One thing that always bothers me is that people know so little about my culture. We are Caribbean people. And a lot of people be attacking me because they feel like I don’t be saying that I’m black. Some people want to decide if you’re black or not, depending on your skin complexion, because they don’t understand Caribbean people or our culture. I feel like people need to understand or get a passport and travel. I don’t got to tell you that I’m black. I expect you to know it. When my father taught me about Caribbean countries, he told me that these Europeans took over our lands. That’s why we all speak different languages. I expect people to understand that just because we’re not African American, we are still black. It’s still in our culture. Just like everybody else, we came over here the same f**king way. I hate when people try to take my roots from me. Because we know that there’s African roots inside of us. I really just want people to understand that the color that I have and features that I have are not from two white people f**king.
Read the full interview here.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

*sigh* BYE!

Anonymous said...

I see why Amare gave the side eye when the goddess asked her about Cardi B.

Anonymous said...

We think you are not black because all you said was that Dominicans have "African roots" during a conversation where you were asked why you feel comfortable using the word "Nigga".

Cardi says that she is not going to stop using it.

iketernr said...

Zzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

I dont care what she is... I just want her to go away. ol trout mouth winch!

Anonymous said...

What's the problem? She's not gonna JUST claim "black" because she knows her ethnic background is NOT JUST BLACK. That dumb one drop rule is not practiced everywhere outside of the U.S.

Anonymous said...

9:32 they don’t need to use the one drop rule, they have the color rule. She would be working along the Haitians in the sugar plantation in Dominican Republic because of her color.

YungBalla2008 said...

People forget she's half Trinidadian also and they are very much black

Anonymous said...

Y’all so ignorant. She is as black as (and actually blacker than)Tracee Ellis Ross or Rihanna or Angela Rye but because y’all confused between the role of English and Spanish colonists, you’re trying to shun Cardi and embrace Jardan Sparks. Just because she’s hood and you don’t want to claim that, it doesn’t mean she’s wrong. Y’all are.

You ingnorant bitches want to say Cardi has no claim to black but that Megan Markel is the first black English princess. fuck outa here.

Anonymous said...

I want her to win!
I have been following her since Instagram/Youtube.
And I heard her say out her MOUTH, back in the day that she is Black.

Anonymous said...

She's not black. She's a mixed mutt. Start calling these people what they really are. Half of Black folks don't even Know their true nationality before Slavery but love claiming everybody with a lil black blood as black. That's why Cardi use niggas and continue to call you out your name.

Anonymous said...

These island bitches ONLY claim black when it suits them. Dog they on that "other" bullshit HARD.

Anonymous said...

they in lack when they are a more melaninated skin tone but ummm that is not her hair that is the wig she wears wigs look at "hair" line that have you looking"natural after washing she has no hair really short

Anonymous said...

this thing make me ooooh "they claim black" < correction but not reading her long excuse I don't read or listen to her simpleness

Anonymous said...

"I don't be saying that I'm black." Gah, don't need to read anymore. Next pop tart.

Anonymous said...

Everyone on this earth is a mutt....No one is full blooded anything...So what is your problem @11:21?

@11:54 I gather you've met ALL the island "bitches" then? Otherwise, your statement is garbage.

Anonymous said...

AGREED @10:58AM - FOH! Y'all so damn busy arguing about how black/brown/white the next person is or isn't, meanwhile these melanin-deficient sprite devils see ALL OF US as the enemy that they need to eliminate, and they're using our ignorance to do so...FOH w/this BS.

Anonymous said...

10:58 ...you hit the nail on the head. Too many of these commenters are ignorant of the middle passage and simple colonialism. She cant "claim black" when she already is. And these microseparations are what continue to put divides in the community.

Urban Rosebud said...

1:24 has on their thinking cap today. Thank you.

What is happening to our educational system and home training? For people to deny obvious black people and say they are "mixed" therefore not black, are the most delusional and need to take a few AA Studies class at their local community college.

Geez, I am so afraid these ignoramuses are going to help the devils rewrite our history.

How can our youth be so misinformed. Even the worst Oreo cookie 80's baby know the real. What the fuck happened to you millenials? Do y'all know your history? Are you trying in the least to preserve it? We need to pass this knowledge down to you, get your minds right so the ancestors will continue to commune with our community. We are on very thin ice with them as it is. Wake the F up and stop with trying to limit the melanin.

Anonymous said...

No one has ever thought she is the product of two white people. Not no one, ever. What even was that statement?

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

I know Caribbean parents for the most part place a high value on education. And in her case her parents failed miserably. The only Caribbean people I know that slacks on their children's education are the ones who grew up in abject poverty and who come from a environment where education was not a priority. Even myself as Jamaican born and raised in downtown Kingston at 45 Barry street and grew up in abject poverty, my parent at the very least saw to it I went to school. I have to thank my father now deceased was a pan afrikan, Garviate and ghetto philosophers who took pride in their cultural heritage. Although I was never on that back to afrika movement and had a uncle who moved to Ethiopia being a Rastafarian of the shashemane movement of moving back to Ethiopia. I just thank my father who is now an honorable ancestor for giving me the gift of books and seeing to it I went to school, even though we were dirt poor. I can't imagine what the hell type of Caribbean parents she has to be so damn illiterate and carry herself like a damn skitel.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:24 My problem is dumb muthafuckas like you assuming everyone's blood is mixed. And that you stupid niggas claim everyone as your people then get mad when these other nations use you silly ass niggas

Blah said...

10:48 well said anybody else is talking nonsense

Blah said...

@10:58 🙌

Anonymous said...

@9:46 You are an idiot. You don't know your story assuming you are even Black.

Anonymous said...

@4:55 Urban Rosebud...This is @1:24. Thanks. I hear you...Most of us are still asleep. Have no concept of history, at all. I am in my 50s and still learning about my history. Very few Black people even care to know who they are...Still believing the so-called history selected by the enemy....If you do your own research you'll be absolutely floored by the lies that have/are been disseminated to the WORLD at large. If you don't know who you are, how can you know where you should be going and what you should be doing..How?

Just an observation said...

I love her hair!

a google user said...

oh brother... she wasn't saying that at first

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