[Pause: It’s just one more item that makes XXL magazine’s claim Cardi didn’t make the Freshman Class cut because she was more TV than rap sound silly.]
In the interview, Cardi confirmed she has signed to Atlantic Records and explained what went into the decision. “I had a lot of deals on the table but like they gave me the best offer, the one that I don’t have to owe them much, and they just gave me a lot of money so I took it,” she told Fader. “They gave the right number, so I chose them. It was significantly more than other [deals]. I heard a lot of good things and they was really eager to work with me so I was just like, if they want to give this money then it’s because they’re really gonna work hard for me.”
As Cardi has made clear on many occasions, a lot of the pleasure she’s getting from her climb upward, is proving all the haters wrong. “I felt like it’s certain things that are harder when you’re an independent artist, like get on the radio, go to certain shows, be considered serious. A lot of people that don’t like me used to be like, “Oh, nobody will ever take her serious, nobody will ever sign her.” And it’s like, if only y’all knew. People are dying to sign me, I just, if the numbers ain’t right, I won’t settle for less. I feel like I deserve a lot because I know what I could bring to the table. I could sell anything. I could sell ass in a can,” said Cardi.
As for her rumored relationship with Migos member Offset, Cardi wouldn’t confirm their relationship, and at one point affectionately referred to him as “the boy,” but then later spoke about him in the past tense, saying, “a lot of positive things came out of that.”
Check out the new issue and be prepared to see Cardi at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 27, 2017.