There’s truly never a dull moment when it comes to the life of Cardi B, but this week has been especially eventful. First, she dropped the bombshell that she and husband Offset are divorcing. Then she revealed the very first photo of their adorable baby, Kulture. Finally, she got nominated for five—five!—Grammys.
But she didn’t get the news in the usual way, by getting a call from her management team, for instance. Instead, she was informed of the big news by reporters outside a New York City courtroom where she was making an appearance for assault and reckless endangerment charges stemming from a fight at a strip club in October.
A reporter shouted to a rainbow-wigged Cardi, “How do you feel that you’re nominated for Grammys?”
She responded, “I am? I am? How many nominations?”
When someone yelled out the number, the rapper stuck out her tongue in celebration.
Later she posted video footage of the encounter on Twitter. “This is not How expected to find out I’m nominated for a Grammy 😩😩😂,” she wrote. “I need a do over 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️😩”
She also put the video on Instagram. “What a way to find out I got 5 Grammy nominations 😩😩😩 I’m tellin you my life is a movie,” she wrote in the caption. “I work my ass off for this! Win or not at least I had a chance and people was watching and admiring my work. Im Soo happy! THANK YOU!”
She’s the second most-nominated woman this year—behind Brandi Carlile, who has six. Cardi’s up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy, Record of the Year for “I Like It,” Best Pop/Duo Group Performance for “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5, and Best Rap Performance for “Be Careful.”
Not too shabby—congrats to the star!