- Cardi B is the first female rapper to have released a diamond certified single
- Her Bodak Yellow was certified diamond by the RIAA after it sold 10 million units
- The US rapper took to social media to thank her fans for their support and for continuing buying the 2017 song
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Cardi B has become the first female rapper to get a diamond single award. Her 2017 hit Bodak Yellow has been certified diamond after it went 10-times platinum and sold 10 million units.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) took to Twitter on Tuesday, March 9, to congratulate the WAP hitmaker. The RIAA wrote:
"Congratulations to @iamcardib, the first female rapper to achieve a RIAA diamond single award! #BodakYellow @AtlanticRecords."
The rapper took to Instagram to thank her fans for their support and for buying the song. She wrote:
"Thank you every1 that send me beautiful congrats on Bodak going Diamond. A couple of years ago I didn’t even understand what going diamond means or meant I just wanted to win and break in.
"This record changed my life. Thank you everyone who showed Bodak so much support and support and buy till THIS DAYY !! That’s why it went diamond cause of the support YOU still give."
Social media users have shared mixed reactions to Cardi's song being the first for a female to be certified diamond. Check out some of the comments below:
"With all this Beyoncè Twitter worship, she doesn't have a diamond single or album."
"It's actually Lauryn Hill but that doesn't fit the narrative."
"Why do I find this hard to believe she's the first one."
"If RIAA says she's the first. There should be no debate."
"Extremely proud of Mama BARDI!"
The stunner posted a video on social media of herself busting moves on a luxurious boat to Cardi B's latest single, Up.
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