By Anita Eboigbe
Abuja – Acclaimed female rappers Remy Ma and Lil Kim have joined fans and other celebrities to celebrate Cardi B’s historic Grammy win.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Cardi B, on Sunday night, became the first solo female rapper to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album at the 61st ceremony.
Leading the celebrations, Lil Kim tweeted @LilKim, “Thank U Jesus!!!! Look at God. Congratulations boo @iamcardib you deserve it!! So happy for you #GRAMMYs
Also, rapper Remy Ma tweeted @RealRemyMa, “Yesssss @iamcardib !!!! Congratulations babes.”
Iggy Azalea joined the trail of congratulations on Twitter through her handle @IggyAzalea. She wrote, “woah @iamcardib won! Super happy to see a female rapper win a Grammy, you dominated 2018 girl.”
Writer Jemele Hill tweeted, “Cardi B truly represents the American dream. Think about where she was six or seven years ago and now she’s won a Grammy. Biopic material.”
Music producer, DJ Khaled tweeted @DJKhaled, “Congrats @iamcardib Well Deserved.”
NAN reports that Cardi B won the award, which is her first Grammy, for ‘Invasion of Privacy’. Lauryn Hill was the last woman to win the award over 20 years ago with the Fugees.
While accepting the award, she appreciated her husband, Offset and his Migos group; and all the artists featured on the album for their support.
The ‘Bodak Yellow’ singer also recounted the difficulties she faced recording the album while pregnant with her daughter, Kulture and appreciated her team for inspiring her to finish the album.
Cardi B “shared the Grammy with Mac Miller” the young rapper who died in 2018 and was also nominated in the same Best Album category.
She said this later on her Instagram page with a video of herself thanking people for their support.
She said, “I read an article that Mac Miller’s family said that if he don’t win, they want me to win, so I’m sharing this Grammy with you, Rest in peace!”