Quote Or Lyric: The Cardi B Edition

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By now, you should know that Cardi B. is a national treasure. If you weren’t following her on Instagram when she was still stripping full time and venting about it in her downtime, you may have heard her first mixtape, which got rave reviews. Not the mixtape type? You may have seen her as a cast member on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop. And if none of this is ringing a bell, you’ve for sure heard Cardi’s chart smashing single “Bodak Yellow.” As someone who has been following her for years, I can attest to the realness of her glow-up.
Cardi’s rag-to-riches story — one that includes her engagement to Migos member Offset — has captured the attention of everyone from trap music fans to Anna Wintour. And the only thing that outshines what people are calling a Cinderella story is her willingness to still be so raw and candid about the whole experience. She was so nervous at the Grammys she felt butterflies in her vagina. And she’s not afraid to admit that she was much happier before she was famous. Her star power rests primarily in the hilarious ways that she allows herself to be vulnerable for the world to see.
She is responsible for some of this year’s best catchphrases, and you should know them all because they offer a wealth of inspiration, wisdom, and relatability. See if you can figure out which of these Cardi lines are song lyrics or regular-degular things she's said in everyday life. By the time you get to the end, you’ll love Cardi more than ever and have a fresh batch of Instagram captions at the ready.
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“Why would I hop in some beef when I could just hop in a Porsche?”

Lyric: I actually wish Cardi would have said these words during the many interviews in which she’s asked about beefs with other female rappers. But alas, it was just one of many great one liners from the Migos single, “Motorsport.”
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“I have a passion for music, I love music. But I also have a passion for money and paying my bills.”

Quote: If nothing else, Cardi is about her schmoney. She reiterated this during an interview with The Fader.
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“Ever since I started using guys, I feel so much better about myself.”

Quote: This is one of Cardi’s most memorable lines during her short stint as a cast member on Love & Hip-Hop. She said it made her feel “empowered.” Good for her. Cardi may be engaged, but I will continue #WasteHisTime2k18 in her honor.
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“A hoe can hate but don't be fucking with my commas”

Lyric: This is a lyric from “Forever” on Cardi’s first mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1. Sticks and stones may break her bones, but she will secure the bag.
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“I only fuck w people who are secure enough to be happy for me & hype me up.”

Quote: She may have made a name for herself as a personality on Instagram, but Cardi’s Twitter account is also a goldmine for inspirational quotes like this one.
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“Fuck your feelings.”

Lyric & Quote: This is a trick question. She has used this line on both Love & Hip Hop and in several singles. But I'm sure she meant it every single time.
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“All I need is Coronas and I'm set for the night”

Lyric: Who knew that Cardi was such a lightweight? She revealed that beer would be enough to keep her going during the party, as she rapped on “Lit Thot.”
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“me: unbothered, moisturized, in my lane, well-hydrated, flourishing.”

Quote: I don’t know why this hasn’t become a meme 100 times over. It’s my 2018 goals personified in a single tweet.
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“I’m just into making money, I aint into making love”

Lyric: Cardi rapped this line in her uptempo single “Washpoppin,” another single for her Fun fact, Cardi is credited as a songwriter on her smash hit “Bodak Yellow” under the moniker Washpoppin.
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"I ain't no princess. Imma gangsta."

Quote: That's how you do a red carpet interview at the VMAs.
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"What bitch working as hard as me?"

Lyric: This is a lyric from "Bodak Yellow." But also, if you can't ask this question in earnest, grind harder.