On April 3, Cardi B was busy shutting things down on social media while the 2022 Grammys ceremony was taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. She not only deleted her Twitter account after several users chastised her for missing the awards show, but she also went on Instagram Live to defend her absence. But later also deleted her Instagram account too.
Cardi stated that she received several Twitter messages from “fans talking s—” about her decision to skip the event, including some that targeted her two children with husband Offset.
“Why would I go to the awards for?” she asked in an eight-minute video response to the racist comments. “Is there any new music on my iPod? Why would I come with only one nomination?”
Cardi B, whose song “Up” was nominated for best rap performance but lost to Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar’s “Family Ties” before the Grammys, went on to blast those who dragged her family into the drama, saying, “That s— really p— the f— out of me.”
Cardi explained that she did not attend the Grammys because she was busy working on new music, telling viewers, “I have to prepare today and tomorrow. So, on Tuesday, I’m going somewhere far away to f— finish the motherf— album.”
“I’m doing a red carpet soon, and it’s going to be great,” she said. “But I don’t like it when motherf—attack me to do some s— and then call me lazy because I’m not doing it.” “One thing I despise is when people call me lazy because I work so hard. That’s why I’m f—ed up.”
Cardi B attended her first Grammy Awards in 2019, where she made history as the first female solo winner of best rap album. She and Offset, who married in 2017, made a glamorous, albeit fashionably late, appearance at the awards ceremony the following year.
Last year, the “Invasion of Privacy” singer performed her hit song “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion at the Grammys.