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#DXCLUSIVE: Cardi B Admits To Feeling Pressure To Avoid Sophomore Slump

#DXCLUSIVE: Cardi B Admits To Feeling Pressure To Avoid Sophomore Slump

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – On April 12, Cardi B was honored with the 2019 Spark Award presented by Swisher Sweets in conjunction with their Artist Project.

Every year the company honors a new artist for going above and beyond in their field. The exclusive invite-only party took place in West Hollywood at the London Hotel’s rooftop. The newly minted Grammy award-winning rapper and mother of one, rocked a multi-colored suit, her signature long and elegant fingernails, and rainbow hair as she prepared to accept her latest achievement.

HipHopDX caught up with Cardi on the red carpet as she revealed life after winning Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Award. Released in April 2018, the album would go on to spawn multiple streaming records and earn a place on HipHopDX’s 20 Best Female Rap Albums list in March 2019.

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HipHopDX: How has life been since winning a Grammy? What’s been different about it?

Cardi B: I don’t know is there anything different? Pressure. The pressure definitely. cause it’s like, ‘gotdamn, if [Invasion of Privacy] album won a Grammy, that means I got to go in, on this second album. So it’s just been a little bit, a lot of pressure. A lot of mediating, but it makes me feel good, it makes me feel proud of myself.

DX: We see you have some new piercings, did those hurt?

Cardi B: I just re-pierced my tongue because I be bored and I like certain kinds of pains, I enjoy certain pains I do.

DX: Do you want to do more?

Cardi B: No, I don’t want to do more but it’s like I would like to do more because I enjoy the pain but I’m not going to do more because it’s like you know what I’m saying I’m getting older.

DX: When’s the next album coming out?

Cardi B: When I finish it. [Laughs]

The rap superstar rapper later took to the stage to accept her Spark Award and laid out her career success blueprint.

“I want to thank y’all for giving me this Sparks Award,” she wooed the crowd. “You want to know something? A lot of people be asking why her? [Laughs]. Cause bitch I worked for it, the fuck you mean? And make sure you got that spark, you know what I’m saying. There’s a lot of bitches that are prettier than me, they got more money than me, they got a fatter ass than me but they ain’t got that spark, you know what I’m saying, bitches, don’t got that vibe.”

As of press time, Invasion of Privacy‘s follow-up is still without an official release date.

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