Lady Gaga Defends ‘Brave’ Cardi B on Twitter After Her Grammys Win Caused Backlash

ICYMI, on Sunday night, Cardi B became the first solo woman to ever win Best Rap Album at the Grammys. But her win was met with some backlash, mostly from fans of the other nominees who didn’t think she deserved the award. And then there was a whole lot of drama when BET tried to pit Cardi B and Nicki Minaj against each other, something which Cardi B was definitely not into.

Lady Gaga, who just happens to be Cardi B’s longtime idol, took to Twitter on Tuesday to stand up for Cardi, posting a picture of the two of them together at the Grammys and writing, “It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art. I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards. Let’s celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honor her. She is brave.”

Cardi B even once performed Gaga’s song “Bad Romance” during a high school recital. A fan managed to find video of the performance (but how??), which Gaga then retweeted along with the words, “I LIVE @iamcardib.” So the two women are fans of each other, but they never met in person until Sunday night.

In a video that’s since been deleted, Cardi B addressed the Grammys controversy, saying, “I’ve been taking a lot of bullsh*t today and I saw a lot of bullsh*t last night and I’m sick of this sh*t. I remember last year when I didn’t win for ‘Bodak Yellow,’ everybody was like, ‘Cardi got snubbed, Cardi got snubbed.’ Now this year it’s a f*cking problem?”

That video isn’t the only one Cardi B deleted, though—she ended up deactivating her entire Instagram account. Which sucks, because Cardi B’s Instagram presence is truly a thing of delight.

Hopefully she’ll come back soon?

h/t: Elle

Jessie Dean Altman

Dean Altman is a writer living in NYC.