Cardi B Won Her First Grammy Award and She Gave the Most Incredible, Emotional Speech

She's crying, now I'm crying.

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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 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.

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.

Read her full speech below:

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