Lady Gaga and Cardi B have become two of the most accomplished women in music over the past decade. At the turn of the 2010s, Lady Gaga redefined what it meant to be a pop star and inspired a generation of artists to follow her, including the “Bodak Yellow” rapper herself.
Lady Gaga paved the way for pop artists in the late 2000s and early 2010s
When she burst onto the scene in the late 2000s, Lady Gaga was one of the most unconventional performers pop music had seen in years. Many began drawing comparisons between Gaga and Madonna, especially after Gaga released the self-love anthem “Born This Way,” which some thought was a rip-off of Madge’s “Express Yourself.”
She also quickly rose to fame for her fashion moments, including her signature meat dress she wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. She walked onto the Grammy Awards red carpet the following year in a big egg in which she had spent the previous three days indoors.
Cardi B performed ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘LoveGame’ on her school’s talent show
Lady Gaga has inspired countless people around the world, many of whom have become artists themselves. One of them was fellow New Yorker Cardi B.
March 2022 marked 13 years since the release of Gaga’s single “LoveGame.” In response to a tweet commemorating the anniversary, Cardi revealed that the song played a special role in her high school career.
“Fun fact: I performed this song at my school’s talent show when I was a junior,” she said. Not only that, but she followed it up the following year with another Gaga hit song. “[I] played ‘Bad Romance’ when I was a senior.
Cardi B is a successful artist today
In the mid-2010s, Cardi was about to launch her own music career. She released her mixtapes Gangsta B*** Music Vol. 1 and Flight. 2 before releasing his single “Bodak Yellow” in 2017.
Cardi released her debut album Privacy breach in 2018 and quickly became the hottest new rapper in the music industry. She topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts with songs such as “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It”, her collaboration with two other artists who were exploding in popularity at the time: Bad Bunny and J Balvin.
Privacy breach ended up winning the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, making Cardi the first female rapper in more than two decades to win the award since Lauryn Hill and the Fugees won for their legendary album The score.
Lady Gaga defended Cardi when she won her first Grammy Award
Cardi B has come under fire for her win, after beating hip-hop heavyweights including Travis Scott and the late Nipsey Hussle. One person who came to her defense was none other than Lady Gaga herself.
“It’s so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work to meet the disrespectful challenges, just to make art,” Gaga wrote on Twitter. “I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards. Let’s celebrate her fight. Lift her up and honor her. She’s brave.
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