Cardi B just took home the award for Best Rap Album of the year for Invasion of Privacy at the 2019 Grammy Awards. It's her first-ever Grammy award, and to say it was emotional would be an understatement.
When she found out she won, she immediately hugged husband Offset after walking the red carpet with him earlier (opens in new tab) tonight. She was shaking as she made her way up to the stage, and it was probably the first time any of us have seen Cardi speechless. "Oooh the nerves are so bad...maybe I need to start smoking weed," she laughed.
.@iamcardib wins Best Rap Album at the #GRAMMYs: "I'm sorry, the nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed" https://t.co/LKT8CIeYvn pic.twitter.com/MnDComEusDFebruary 11, 2019
"Oh, the nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed."@iamcardib with the funniest and most genuine acceptance speech #GRAMMYS pic.twitter.com/Zl5E2ZdcrpFebruary 11, 2019
Of course, Cardi fans couldn't be happier for the new mom, who discussed in her emotional speech how her pregnancy motivated her to do her best work.
I just love Cardi B. She's like everybody's favorite cousin #GRAMMYsFebruary 11, 2019
Me watching @iamcardib give her acceptance speech. We see you mamma! #TheBronx is here and we are proud! #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/sG6ZC8MH6JFebruary 11, 2019
Read her full speech below:
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