Urban Islandz reported that Kanye West topped the Forbes list and became the highest-earning hip-hop artiste for the first time in his career. Other rap artistes including Cardi B, of course, made the list as well but Cardi is disputing the figure next to her name.
Cardi B posed an important question when she tweeted, “Where do Forbes be getting they numbers from cause they way off?” the platinum-selling rapper wrote.
Forbes mentioned Cardi as a newcomer on the list adding that “Cardi B (No. 13, $28 million) follows close behind [Childish Gambino]—at age 26, she’s the youngest artist in this year’s rankings—and joins Nicki Minaj (No. 12, $29 million) as one of only two women on the list, the latest example of a pay gap that has long plagued hip-hop.” If Cardi actually made more than stated here, she might have even made more than Nicki Minaj who she is being compared to in this publication.
Perhaps there is a large portion of Cardi’s gross income that wasn’t taken into account because it’s not settled on the books yet?