- American rapper Cardi B has come out to support Selena Gomez amid rumours that the singer wants to retire
- Cardi took to her Twitter account to reach out to Selena and even said she would help the songstress re-brand her image
- Social media users had mixed reactions about the reported retirement and Cardi's response
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Cardi B has extended her support to fellow artiste Selena Gomez amid rumours that the former Disney star is looking to retire from the industry. Speaking to Vogue during a recent interview, Gomez said:
“ 'Lose You to Love Me' I felt was the best song I've ever released, and for some people it still wasn't enough.
“I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that I'm so thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it'll be different. I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music."
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“I don’t think Selena should retire. She makes good music & her fans love her. I think she needs one more Era. An edgy one that no one ever seen her as. I would love to give her some ideas.”
The rapper went on to say that she was defending Gomez because she liked her:
“I defend her cause she is such a sweetheart in person. Us celebs get picked apart all the time but she is just to sweet to go through that.”
Social media users responded to Cardi’s comments on her social media page. Twitter user Realzfaded said:
“Stop this madness, girlie doesn't know how to sing for her life, let it go already, it's about time.”
“Yes Cardi I agree!!! But it scks the award shows keep snubbing her. Especially the Grammys. Truly a shame.”
“Please tell her we love her, I know she already knows but she truly doesn't understand her impact on us. Most of us wouldn't be alive if it weren't for her and she needs to understand that.”
“Exactly what she needs is a dark era to hit back to her haters, no more killing them with kindness.”
“I agree! I love her music and I feel like she should do something no one would expect. I also want her to get into acting more because it definitely suits her.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Cardi B became 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.
Adeyinka Odutuyo is an entertainment/lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over three years of working experience in the media industry.
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