Cardi B has been making tunes for us to bounce to for the last few months.
But her ethnicity has always been kinda mysterious. Is she Latina, Latina mixed with Black?
Well, Cardi herself has been telling fans for years that she is indeed a Black woman. If you’re a fan of the Grammy-nominated artist, you know she often throws around the “n word.”
According to sources, Cardi’s record label made her lie and claim that her father was “Black” and her was mother from the Dominican Republic.
But Cardi is now coming clean and has admitted she is not actually African American.
Well, she is sort of coming clean.
Although she admits she’s not half black, she’s claiming that some of her lineage is from Africa. Cardi explained to CR Magazine that “all human beings are Black.”
Cardi was born in The Bronx to a Dominican father and Trinidadian mother.
Trinidadians and Tobagonians is home to people of many different national, ethnic and religious origins.
In the interview with CR Magazine, the mom-of-one said: “One thing that always bothers me is that people know so little about my culture. We are Caribbean people. And a lot of people be attacking me because they feel like I don’t be saying that I’m black. Some people want to decide if you’re black or not, depending on your skin complexion, because they don’t understand Caribbean people or our culture.”
“I feel like people need to understand or get a passport and travel. I don’t got to tell you that I’m black. I expect you to know it. When my father taught me about Caribbean countries, he told me that these Europeans took over our lands. That’s why we all speak different languages. I expect people to understand that just because we’re not African American, we are still black.”
Cardi added: “It’s still in our culture. Just like everybody else, we came over here the same f*king way. I hate when people try to take my roots from me.”
“Because we know that there’s African roots inside all of us. I really just want people to understand that the color that I have and features that I have are not from two white people f**king.”