On Monday, Cardi B made music history by becoming the first solo female rap artist to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 100 chart. The Bronx-bred talent celebrated on and off line with social media shoutouts and a midday champagne toast.
But what was overwhelming, was the amount of support she got from other entertainers who were proud of her success.
“I know this means everything to my family and to my friends,” Cardi B said at the champagne toast, as reported by VIBE. “And to the girls I used to dance with. Because this doesn’t happen to people like us or where I came from. I know that they are genuinely happy for me, that’s why they came up here.”
On social media Missy Elliott, Kofi Siriboe, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim and her boyfriend, Offset of Migos gave shoutouts.
On Instagram Remy Ma posted a video Cardi B took thanking fans and screaming while at the boarding gate of an airport. “Aaaaowwwwww!!!!! Congrats babes,” Remy captioned the post.
The 24-year-old follows Lauryn Hill who claimed the No.1 spot in 1998 for the same accomplishment as an R&B artist with her song “Doo Wop (That Thing).”