Cardi B has made history at last nights Grammy’s being the first solo female rapper to take out ‘Best Rap Album’.
She was shaking onstage as she tried to give a thank-you speech with her rapper-husband Offset holding her arm.
“The nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed,” she said as the audience laughed. “I just want to say thank you everybody that was involved … I want to thank my daughter.”
Kacey Musgraves’ country-pop release Golden Hour won album of the year, and British singer Dua Lipa won best new artist – a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony and the Grammys were criticised for the low number of female nominees.
Musgraves and Gambino were the night’s top winners, taking home four awards each. This Is America also won best music video and best rap/sung performance.
Michelle Obama even made a surprise visit to present at the awards show tweeting to say she was there to support her mate Alicia Keys:
A big part of friendship is showing up for your girls—that’s why I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys at the #GRAMMYs. She is one of the most genuine and thoughtful people I know—there’s no one better to help us all celebrate the unifying power of music! pic.twitter.com/8cMhTmsClA
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 11, 2019
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