Kanye West referred to Cardi B as an Illuminati-backed artist who doesn’t write her own lyrics in a leaked video from around 2018, purportedly from a documentary featuring West discussing the rapper “Bongos.” In the recording, West stated, “Cardi B is an Illuminati plant.”
“She don’t write her raps,” he said before adding, “She’s just there to sound as ignorant as possible. She’s literally replaced Nicki Minaj purposely. That they put her there, and now she doesn’t know what to do. She has no idea what the f### is going on. She thinks it’s a blessing from the universe, it ain’t no f###### blessing.”
Upon learning about the leaked video, Cardi B responded by sharing a different video of Kanye West expressing positive sentiments about her. She posted a clip on X (formerly Twitter) where Ye spoke favorably about her during a 2022 interview with Hollywood Unlocked’s Jason Lee.
“I always believed in her since she was on the show. Period,” the G.O.O.D. Music founder said, referencing Cardi’s stint on Love & Hip-Hop: New York.
She captioned her post simply with a red heart emoji.
The Grammy Award winner teamed up with Ye and Lil Durk in the 2022 song “Hot Sh*t.”
“I’m so happy that he gave me this verse. And I had a lot of conversations with Kanye West,” Cardi B explained to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe in June 2022.
“I learned so much about him, and he’s such an amazing, sweet person. I’ve been feeling like I wish a lot of people [could] have conversations with him so they could just see the real him.”