The whole Cardi B thing already kinda feels like something that happened a long time ago, even though it's only been a few weeks since her album dropped.
Since then, there was the whole Kanye thing, Donald Glover's "This Is America" video, and the attendant controversy over the fact that he hates black women, plus important LCD rap releases from Post Malone and Rae Sremmurd.
Beyoncé's historic performance at Coachella may have even happened in that time span—I can't keep up with this shit. It's not that I don't have the time; it's that I'm not interested.
In addition to any number of overhyped Internets phenomena, hopefully a recent Instagram post by Azealia Banks will help contribute to Cardi B becoming the next Nicki Minaj, i.e. a desperate, long since forgotten female rapper.
Like Nicki Minaj, Cardi B is now off social media, or at least Instagram. She's probably taking a hiatus to avoid abuse from Azealia Banks stans, which is a thing that still exists, despite the state of her career. (It just goes to show the amount of free time some people have.)
I wasn't about to read Banks' Instagram post, because Instagram captions are racist against the visually impaired, but do I need to? It's obvious what's going on here. Not only was Cardi B way more successful than Azealia Banks, for like a week and a half, but she's more light skinted, and Azealia Banks, like many African broads (she's African, right?), would rather not be a dark butt—this despite the fact that white guys prefer dark skinted black women.
I think Banks was also trying to argue that Cardi B, who's inarticulate even by streetwalker standards, is an embarrassment to the black-ethnic community, but she's in no position to judge, after that incident at Russell Crowe's house, and in fact there might be some projection going on there.