Cardi B Says #MeToo Movement Has Excluded Women in Hip Hop

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The 25-year-old rapper is hoping to see the #MeToo movement extend even further.

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."

"I bet if one of these women stands up and talks about it, people are going to say, ‘So what? You’re a ho. It don’t matter,'" she added. 

And as for the men who have come out in support of #MeToo, Cardi's not exactly buying it. “These producers and directors, they’re not woke, they’re scared," she insisted. 

The "Bartier Cardi" rapper recently opened up about the highs and lows of her new life in the public eye, revealing in CR Fashion Book Issue 12 that she was "a little bit happier" before she was famous. 

"Well, one positive thing [about fame] is that, my family, whatever they want, they get," she explained. "Everything that I want to buy, I can get. I don't have to worry so much about my future."

"I had less people who had opinions about my life," she said. "I felt like my life was mine. Now I feel like I don't even own my life. I feel like the world owns me."