Cardi B chose not to attend the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas this evening. Given Cardi’s nomination for Best Rap Performance for “Up,” some fans chastised her for her selection. (For their song “Family Ties,” she lost to Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar.) Cardi responded to their criticisms by tweeting an honest explanation for why she didn’t attend the ceremony, then deleting her Twitter account.
Cardi, right before deleting her twitter account penned, “I’m deleting my twitter but On God I hate this fuckin dumbass fan base .You got the slow dumbasses dragging my kids all cause y’all though I was going to the Grammys and I didn’t the fuck ? When the fuck I hinted I was going ?just fuvkin stupid I can’t I needs to protect myself.” Cardi B is far from the only nominee who has opted out of tonight’s ceremony. Selena Gomez was also absent.
Cardi B spoke with Mariah Carey for Interview magazine in February about what an average day in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak has been like for her. She acknowledged Twitter’s importance in her life at the moment. “And sometimes I go on Twitter, I go to blogs, I see what’s going on in the world. I try to stay off it most of the time, because sometimes it’s such a bad vibe. I usually wake up around noon and my daughter wakes up at 3:00 p.m., so I really have no time to just work, work, work, work.“
During a feud with trolls last month over a zoomed-in snapshot of her second child’s eye with the caption “That’s all y’all will get,” the “Up” rapper threatened to erase her social media in response to people attempting to put a bad spin on whatever she posted. Fans frequently have strange expectations about their heroes. The Taki Taki singer was widely expected to attend the Grammy Awards, but when it was revealed that she would not, Cardi got wrath on Twitter. Not only that, but her daughter Kulture became a target as a result of it.