Cardi B has deactivated her Instagram account after receiving backlash for her recent Grammy win, earning a trophy for Best Rap Album for her debut album, Invasion of Privacy.
The “Money” rapper has not released a statement explicitly stating why she chose to leave the social networking site that helped create her popularity, but she did share a video responding to those arguing that her win wasn’t entirely deserved.
“I’m seeing a lot of bullsh-t today and I saw a lot of sh-t last night, and I’m sick of this sh-t,” said Cardi as she fumed at the camera. She went on to assert that she earned her success.
“I work hard for my motherf-ckng album,” she continued. “I remember last year when I didn’t win for ‘Bodak Yellow’ and everybody was like, ‘Cardi got snubbed.’ Now this year’s a f-cking problem?”
“It’s not my style for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else,” she said. “That’s not my style and that’s not what I’m with. I don’t support that.”
Cardi has a history of directly engaging with her critics, but this time she’s opted to remove herself from the conversation — at least temporarily.