Cardi B Says #MeToo Movement Has Excluded Women in Hip Hop
By Jennifer Drysdale
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Cardi B is hoping to see the #MeToo movement extend even further.
The 25-year-old rapper praised the recent wave of equality spreading throughout Hollywood and beyond in the wake of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan -- but said she's still waiting to see it reach women in hip hop.
Cardi, who isn't ashamed to tell people about her past as a stripper, said women who make their money by bringing their sexuality to the forefront deserve as much respect as women who don't.
“People say, ‘Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it,'" she said. "Because y’all don’t respect me because of it, and y’all going to respect these strippers from now on.”
“A lot of video vixens have spoke about this and nobody gives a f**k,” she said of the #MeToo movement extending to the music industry. “When I was trying to be a vixen, people were like, ‘You want to be on the cover of this magazine?’ Then they pull their d**ks out."