AceShowbiz - Cardi B is aware that many people seemingly are confused about her identity. During a recent Instagram Live, the Grammy-winning rapper decided to address the issue.
The "Bodak Yellow" hitmaker talked about her multi-cultural heritage. Although she had been accused of saying bad things about black women, the wife of Offset insisted that she refered herself as a black woman. "A lot of people don't know the difference between nationality, race, ethnicity. That's not nobodies fault, that's actually the school's fault because schools don't be teaching this s**t to people," she said.
Cardi went on recalling a story about a person who mistook her for being Mexican, prompting her to correct her nationality. "I'm not Mexican at all. I'm West Indian and I'm Dominican. I speak Spanish because I'm Dominican," she explained. "And it's like, so what's the difference between Dominican and Mexican?' And it's like, everything!"
She also talked about how many considered those who have lighter skin Spanish instead of Black. "People just don't be understanding s**t," Cardi stated. "It's like, 'Oh, Cardi's Latin, she's not black.' And it's like, 'Bro, my features don't come from f***ing white people f***ing, okay?' And they always wanna race-bait when it comes to me. That's why I have Afro features. 'Oh, but your parents are light-skinned, your parents are this.' All right, but my grandparents aren't."
"Nah 'cause it's crazy right because some island women, some artists that are from the same islands as me, people will be like, 'Oh they're Black,' but because Cardi speaks Spanish to people--she's not Black," the "Press" femcee added. "Even though we have similar features, same skin complexion... but no, they want to not put Cardi in it because I speak Spanish."