- American rapper Cardi B has come out to support Selena Gomez amid rumours that the singer wants to retire
- Cardi took to her Twitter account to reach out to Selena and even said she would help the songstress re-brand her image
- Social media users had mixed reactions about the reported retirement and Cardi's response
Cardi B has extended her support to fellow artist Selena Gomez amid rumours that the former Disney star is looking to retire from the industry. Speaking to Vogue during a recent interview, Gomez said:
“ 'Lose You to Love Me' I felt was the best song I've ever released, and for some people it still wasn't enough.
“I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that I'm so thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it'll be different. I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music."
Cardi B has shared her thoughts on the matter. Taking to Twitter, the Bodak Yellow hitmaker said:
“I don’t think Selena should retire .She makes good music & her fans love her. I think she needs one more Era. An edgy one that no one ever seen her as. I would love to give her some ideas.”
The rapper went on to say that she was defending Gomez because she liked her:
“I defend her cause she is such a sweetheart in person. Us celebs get picked apart all the time but she is just to sweet to go through that.”
Social media users responded to Cardi’s comments on her social media page. Twitter user Realzfaded said:
“Stop this madness, girlie doesn't know how to sing for her life, let it go already, it's about time.”
“Yes Cardi I agree!!! But it sucks the award shows keep snubbing her. Especially the Grammys. Truly a shame.”
“Please tell her we love her, I know she already knows but she truly doesn't understand her impact on us. Most of us wouldn't be alive if it weren't for her and she needs to understand that.”
“Exactly what she needs is a dark era to hit back to her haters, no more killing them with kindness.”
“I agree! I love her music and I feel like she should do something no one would expect. I also want her to get into acting more because it definitely suits her.”
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Cardi B be has become the first female rapper to get a diamond single award. Her 2017 hit Bodak Yellow has been certified diamond after it went 10-times platinum and sold 10 million units.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) took to Twitter on Tuesday, 9 March to congratulate the WAP hitmaker. The RIAA wrote:
"Congratulations to @iamcardib, the first female rapper to achieve a RIAA diamond single award! #BodakYellow @AtlanticRecords."
The rapper took to Instagram to thank her fans for their support and for buying the song. She wrote:
"Thank you every1 that send me beautiful congrats on Bodak going Diamond. A couple of years ago I didn’t even understand what going diamond means or meant I just wanted to win and break in.
"This record changed my life. Thank you everyone who showed Bodak so much support and support and buy till THIS DAY !! That’s why it went diamond cause of the support YOU still give."
Social media users have shared mixed reactions to Cardi's song being the first for a female to be certified diamond. Check out some of the comments below:
"With all this Beyoncè Twitter worship, she doesn't have a diamond single or album."
"It's actually Lauryn Hill but that doesn't fit the narrative."
"Why do I find this hard to believe she's the first one."
"If RIAA says she's the first. There should be no debate."
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