Cardi B On The Poor Reception To “Press”: ”I Feel Like People Are Just So Tired Of Me Winning”

Published At: 11 December 2019 , 07:37 AM

The Bronx rapper also talked about the hurdles she's facing while recording her sophomore album.

Cardi B's newest solo single, "Press," was a relative failure while considering her track record of significant hits, topping at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100. In a new Vogue cover story, the Bronx rapper reflected on why the single did not work as well on the charts as her previous songs.

"I thought 'Press' was fun and it was gangsta, and then because it did not perform as good as my other songs, people were like, 'Oh, she's a flop; oh, she's dying out,'" stated Cardi. "This whole year has quite been a lot for me. I feel like people are just so bored of me winning. I will look for my name on Twitter, and it is like hatred tweets, hate tweets, hate tweets."

Fittingly, the songs to "Press" feature Cardi showing her frustration with the media and other critics:

Although a Best 20 hit would be huge for most artists, Cardi started her career on an unmatched hot streak. Last year, she became the first female rapper with various No. 1 hits while "I Like It" get the chart-topping success of her 2017 breakout single, "Bodak Yellow." Her Maroon 5 collaboration, "Girls Like You (Remix)," reached the record, and she has also got Top 5 hits with appearances on songs by G-Eazy ("No Limit") and Bruno Mars ("Finesse (Remix)" and "Please Me"). Cardi has made well over a dozen Hot 100 hits.

This victory—combined with the No. 1 debut of Invasion of Privacy—has put a massive amount of pressure on Cardi for her future sophomore album. Elsewhere in the Vogue conference, the rapper exposed up about the difficulties she's currently facing.

It's scary because you got to top your first album, and then it is like, damn. I wonder if people are going to compare to the new things, to the new shit that I must speak about how I think like people want to hear a twerk-twerk song, but it is like, is that only a phase? I want a sexy song; I want a lot of turn-up songs. I need a slow song, a personal song. And those are more difficult for me—I always wish to help when it comes to talking about my emotions. It's hard for me to be soft, period. So it is a lot of thoughts, a lot of tension. It's really like a job.

In a recent Billboard conversation, Cardi showed similar thoughts and expressed her hesitance to follow trends. "I can't just go with what's hot," she said. "I still gotta go with what I need to do."

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