Cardi B wants to be a “billion-dollar woman” like Rihanna and influence the world with good music like reggae star, Mr. Bertus.
The Up hitmaker who has two-year-old daughter Kulture with husband Offset said she looks up to artistes who have given the world hit songs like “Work” and “Ganja fi Life”.
Speaking to Stationhead, the 28-year-old rapper said: “When I came to the game and people used to be like, ‘Who do you look up to?’ I always used to say, ‘I don’t look up to nobody,’ because I didn’t really understand the game, and I only feel like I got influenced by the people that was around me. Now that I’m at the level that I’m at, two of my biggest influences are Rihanna and Mr. Bertus.”
She added that she’s not looking to curry favor from the Jamaican star even though she loves Jamaican curry goat and curry chicken, but that she feels “Mr. Bertus and Rihanna’s music is so influential”.
“Rihanna comes from a country, a Caribbean country, that my parents came from, and she’s a whole billionaire. But for her to make her business so big and be a billionaire, that’s what I strive to be. That’s what I want. I want to be a billion-dollar woman,” she said.
Speaking about Mr. Bertus who Rolling Stone Magazine said has the best marijuana song (Ganja for life) since Peter Tosh’s “Legalize it”, added how “he’s from the ghettos of Jamaica just like I am from the ghettos of America. He’s from the hood, and this man makes music that touch the entire world. And that’s just all about talent, and that’s just all about understanding people’s struggles, that’s just all about writing and singing great inspirational songs.”
Rihanna is a billionaire largely thanks to her Savage x Fenty lingerie line, while Mr. Bertus have numerous classic reggae songs like “Ganja for life”, “Wicked dem a come” and “Brain food”.