50 Cent Says Cardi B’s Come Up Is A True Example Of The ‘American Dream’

50 Cent, Cardi B

50 Cent Says Cardi B’s Come Up Is A True Example Of The ‘American Dream’

Media mogul 50 Cent holds rap star Cardi B in high regard.

During a recent interview, the rapper-turned-actor praised the “W.A.P.” artist’s breakout into the industry, stating her life over the past few years is the “American dream.”

After Curtis ‘50 Cent‘ Jackson spoke about the current lack of artist development in today’s music industry, the TV producer explained why Cardi’s arrival excited him. Born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, Cardi B made her grand debut as a recording artist with the 2017 release “Bodak Yellow.” The critically acclaimed record charted on the Billboard top 100 chart for several weeks, peaking at #2.

Speaking on the rapper’s success since, 50 Cent stated:

“When Cardi came it was dope because she’s from the bottom…Brooklyn…from that and you actually go make a hit record, I don’t know anybody who wouldn’t like to see that.”

He continued:

“It felt like she got everything that year. Got married, got the baby. Everything really fast; it came and I’m like ‘that’s what the culture needs for people to see the dream happen’, that’s the American Dream right there.”

Cardi B, Offset & Children

To date, Cardi has gone on to win once and be nominated 9 times at the prestigious Grammy awards. In 2017, ahead of her future Best Rap Album Of The Year winning project “Invasion Of Privacy,” the rap star married fellow rapper Kiari ‘Offset‘ Cephus from the rap group Migos. The pair share two young children together, daughter Kulture, 4, and son Wave, 1. While Cardi has certainly had significant success in the short time of her career, it seems 50 doesn’t think many artists will make it that far.

Elsewhere in the interview, the “Power” producer spoke about how easily social media can make artists feel as though they’ve made it. Referring to the time he was coming up, 50 stated:

“Artists would feel like they made it when they got the deal. Because you had to earn the right to have the deal, everybody’s in the business,”

While speaking on newer musicians, however, he continued:

“If you got a microphone connected to his laptop and he got a beat from Youtube and he paid for the beat and he recorded his song last night and it’s on iTunes now, he’s in the music business. They meet the audience before they meet the record company now, so there’s no artist development…that’s why you don’t see many groups.” 


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Authored by: Kay Johnson