Girl Power: Cardi B becomes 1st female rapper to get Diamond Single Award

Girl Power: Cardi B becomes 1st female rapper to get Diamond Single Award

- Cardi B is the first female rapper to have released a diamond certified single

- Cardi B's 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

Cardi B be 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, 9 March 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:

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"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:

ShadyDeliks wrote:

"With all this Beyoncè Twitter worship, she doesn't have a diamond single or album."

ms_s_c said:

"It's actually Lauryn Hill but that doesn't fit the narrative."

freddyleone__ commented:

"Why do I find this hard to believe she's the first one."

Jcexpress21 wrote:

"If RIAA says she's the first. There should be no debate."

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boi_kush added:

"Extremely proud of Mama BARDI!"
Cardi B Becomes the 1st Female Rapper to Get Diamond Single Award
Cardi B has become the first female rapper to get diamond single award. Image: @iamcardib
Source: UGC

In other entertainment news, reported that Ciara is showing that she's still got the dancing moves even though she's now a mother of three.

The stunner posted a video on social media of herself busting moves on a luxurious boat to Cardi B's latest single, Up.

Ciara is wearing a black dress and is showing off her dance moves on the boat. She's living her life in luxury and is looking oh so sexy as she twerks in front of the camera. She captioned the video:

"It’s Up. #BoatFun #CardiB."

It seems as though Cardi B's music is just as popular with celebrities and Ciara is really enjoying the song.


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