She won for her debut album "Invasion of Privacy," beating out Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, Travis Scott and the late Mac Miller. As she accepted the prize, she thanked her daughter, Kulture Kiari.
“I wanna thank my daughter," Cardi said. "Not just because she’s my daughter, it’s because when I found I was pregnant, my album was not complete … we was like, ‘We have to get this album done so we can shoot these videos while I was still not showing,’ and it was very long nights.”
Cardi specifically thanked Miller, who died in September after an accidental overdose. “I read an article that Mac Miller’s family said that if he don’t win, they want me to win so I’m sharing this Grammy with you motherf***er. Rest in peace,” she said in a video posted to Instagram after the win.
Ariana Grande courted some controversy when she posted, then deleted, a series of posts about Miller's loss.
"trash," she wrote in one tweet. "literal bulls***," she added in another.
She later clarified the posts had nothing to do with Cardi. "good for her. i promise. i’m sorry," Grande wrote.