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Cardi B Responds to Trolls Who Say She Isn't Black Since She Speaks Spanish



Cardi spoke about how she's been mistaken for Mexican because she speaks Spanish. 

"I'm not Mexican at all. I'm West Indian and I'm Dominican. I speak Spanish because I'm Dominican. And it's like, 'So what's the difference between Dominican and Mexican?' And it's like, everything! People just don't be understanding shit. It's like, 'Cardi's Latin, she's not Black.' And it's like, 'Bro, my features don't come from...white people fucking, OK?' And they always wanna race-bait when it comes to me...I have Afro features. 'Oh, but your parents are light-skinned'—alright, but my grandparents aren't."

"It's crazy because some island women, some artists that are from the same islands as me, people will be like, 'Oh they're Black,' But because Cardi speaks Spanish to people, she's not Black, even though we have similar features, same skin complexion. But no, they want to not put Cardi in it because I speak Spanish."

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