Cardi B made history as the first female solo rap artist to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys. The Bronx sensation’s Invasion Of Privacy was up against some formidable competition: Pusha T‘s Daytona, Nipsey Hussle‘s Victory Lap, Travis Scott‘s Astroworld, and the late-Mac Miller‘s Swimming. Cardi shared an emotional thank you on stage with Offset by her side. She continued to give thanks and praise backstage in a video posted to Instagram where she dedicated her win to the Mac.
Reports in late January claimed Mac Miller’s parents were rooting for Cardi B to win Best Rap Album if their son didn’t take the award home posthumously. After catching wind of the comments, Cardi B made sure to show love to the late rapper and his family for their support.
“I read an article that Mac Miller family said that if he don’t win, they want me to win so I’m sharing this Grammy with you motherfucker!! Rest in peace!” She said.
She posted a screenshot of the article with the caption, “WE WON A FUCKIN GRAMMY.”
Mac’s loss to Cardi B had Ariana Grande feeling some type of way last night. In since-deleted tweets, Grande expressed how she thought Mac’s loss was “trash” and “literal bullshit” before clarifying that the tweets had “nothing to do” with Cardi B. She replied to a fan’s tweet over the Grammys decision to give the award to Cardi after inviting Mac’s parents to the event. “this. this is what i meant. karen was gonna have a green suit made,” she wrote.
She later showed love to Cardi B in the comment section of her post about Mac by dropping three black heart emojis in the comments.