CARDI B: Sets Record Straight on Race

Written by on June 28, 2019

Cardi B recently addressed questions about her ethnicity.

On Instagram Live, Cardi told a story about someone who thought she was Mexican. She explained, “I’m not Mexican at all. I’m West Indian and I’m Dominican. I speak Spanish because I’m Dominican…And it’s like, so what’s the difference between Dominican and Mexican?’ And it’s like, everything!”

She also said that, as a light-skinned Latina, she’s also black. “Bro, my features don’t come from…white people [having sex] OK? And they always wanna race-bait when it comes to me…I have Afro features. ‘Oh, but your parents are light-skinned…’ All right, but my grandparents aren’t… it’s crazy right because some island women, some artists that are from the same islands as me, people will be like, ‘Oh they’re black,’ but because Cardi speaks Spanish to people she’s not black…Even though we have similar features, same skin complexion… but no, they want to not put Cardi in it because I speak Spanish.”

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