Cardi B, Virgil Abloh Among Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018
There's no denying Cardi B's influence in music over the past few months and Time magazine recognized that, adding the "Bodak Yellow" rapper, along with Virgil Abloh to its 100 Most Influential People of 2018 list.
Cardi was placed in the Pioneers section of the list and received words of praise from actress Taraji P. Henson, who wrote, "She’s clear on her talent, and she’s not trying to get in anybody else’s lane. She recorded 'Bodak Yellow' because it’s what she loved. Now she’s the biggest thing in music. And even with all those eyeballs watching, she’s still unapologetically herself."
Like Cardi, Abloh's influence can also be seen today, as his Off-White brand has taken over the fashion world. The fashion designer landed in the Icons section of the list and received a letter penned by acclaimed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, who commended the nobility of Abloh's character. "Everything from the way he works to how he uses his time to how he makes his judgments is principled," he wrote. "The foundation of his value, or branding, is humanity itself, not a superficial trick."
Cardi B becomes the latest rapper to be featured on Time's 100 Most Influential List following Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino and Riz MC, who landed on the list in 2017.
Up next for Cardi B, the Invasion of Privacy artist is up for nine awards at the upcoming 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Along with nominations for Top New Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Song and Top Female Artist, Bardi will also compete against Nicki Minaj and Bhad Bhabie for the Top Rap Female Artist award.
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