The 61st Grammy Awards has taken place with surprises embedded in it; as female wrapper Cardi B, played a remarkable role to be part of the history.
Cardi B has made history as the first woman to win the Grammy Award for best rap album.
She competed against Drake and Kendrick, who produced the Black Panther soundtrack album. The rappers lead the field of nominees with eight and seven nods, respectively.
The rapper won for her album “Invasion of Privacy.” She delivered much of her acceptance speech holding on to her husband Offset.
She was clearly overwhelmed at the win, pausing early in her speech to say, “the nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed.”
She spoke about her album not being finished when she found out she was pregnant and filming a music video before she started showing.
She also thanked several of her collaborators, including J Balvin and Bad Bunny.
The 61st annual Grammy Awards were held at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Billed as the biggest night in the music industry, this year’s Grammys are marred by high-profile no-shows and controversy.
Rappers Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino did not attend the ceremony, presumably because of the Grammys’ historical ignorance of rap music.
Even Ariana Grande skipped the event. She won her first ever Grammy award.