Cardi B Is a Credited Songwriter on Grammy-Nominated ‘Bodak Yellow’
While Cardi B was celebrating her two Grammy nods, folks on social media are still trying to find things to discredit her.
On Tuesday (Nov. 28), Cardi nabbed two Grammy nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for her ubiquitous hit “Bodak Yellow.” Some inquisitive fans started examining the songwriting credits for Best Rap Song (which honors songwriters) and noticed that Cardi B is not mentioned. This started the floodgates that the Bronx rapper used a ghostwriter for "Bodak Yellow."
But this is not the case.
A rep for the Grammys told Billboard that Cardi is, in fact, credited as a songwriter but just under a different name: Washpoppin. The nom de plume doubles as the title of her song "Wash Poppin" from her 2016 mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1.
The full credits for "Bodak Yellow" are: Washpoppin (Cardi B); Dieuson Octave (Kodak Black); Klenord Raphael; Shaftizm; Jordan Thorpe; and J White.
Cardi B is not letting the haters get to her. The 25-year-old rhymer, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, went on her Instagram page to let the naysayers know that she's still winning. She posted a video of a few Philadelphia Eagles footballers dancing to "Bodak Yellow" in the end zone.
"Cause no matter how much you front! You turn up like this when it comes on," she wrote in the caption. "Greatful and Thankful. I already feel like a winner!!"