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Cardi B Takes Notes From Beyonce When It Comes to Handling Haters: ‘Every Artist Should Do What Works for Them’

Cardi B has never been one to hide how she feels or cower in fear of her haters. In a new interview with The Spout Podcast, the Grammy-winning “Up” rapper opens up about her approach to handling haters, and where she takes cues from Beyoncé’s example.

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“Surprisingly, I have held myself back a lot … from a lot of things,” Cardi B shared. “You see how Beyoncé addresses her things — she does not address them at all. I feel like every artist should do what works for them and what’s good for they mental health because I feel like, if addressing things to Beyoncé affects her mental health, then don’t do it.”

From political spats with Candace Owens to beefs with fellow rappers such as Nicki Minaj, Cardi has always spoken her mind. Nonetheless, she understands that that approach does not work for everyone.

“But me, bottling things inside and let people, like, front certain narratives of me, it will bother me inside.  So, I’d rather just let it out,” she explained. “So, I feel like everybody should, like, address their issues however they feel like they’re going to be comfortable in doing. That’s how I feel, like, everybody is different.”

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In the new interview, Cardi also touched on the release of “Bongos” and her friendship with Megan Thee Stallion, saying, “I know what it feels like when you feel like everybody, like, turned your back. Don’t ever think it’s because you did something wrong. You didn’t do anything wrong. People just love something to debate about.”

The pair performed “Bongos” — their first collaboration since 2020’s seismic “WAP” — at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday (Sept. 12).

Watch Cardi B on The Spout Podcast below:

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