Cardi B, who made history as the first female rapper to win a Grammy for best rap album, is said to be depressed after the backlash to her Grammy win on social media.
An insider who is close to the rapper's camp tells Sandrarose.com that friends and family are concerned about Cardi's mental health and her general well-being after she was heavily criticized for winning a Grammy.
The insider says Cardi "had a meltdown" after reading social media comments from music critics who say she didn't deserve to win a Grammy over rappers Travis Scott and Pu$ha T.
Her management reportedly begged her not to respond to the backlash on social media on Monday, but she did it anyway. She recorded an expletive-filled rant - then deleted the video and her Instagram account.
"I cry because I know the hell I went through making this album," she said.
But according to my source, what really sent Cardi over the edge was her response to flowers she received along with a lyric from a song by rocker Tom Petty.
The card read: "You've got a heart so big it could crush this town. Tom Petty."
Cardi apparently mistook the lyric for a personal message from Petty.
"Thank you Tom Petty for the flowers," she said on her Instagram stories. "The flowers are very big. I want to say thank you so much and for a beautiful note. Motherf---er loves me, bro!"
But her Instagram followers were quick to point out that Petty died 2 years ago from a drug overdose.
The source said Cardi was "devastated" by the glaring error. She now believes the flowers and the card were sent intentionally to embarrass her. And she blamed her management for not knowing the rocker was dead before she humiliated herself in front of the world on the biggest night of her career.
"She's taking time off to reenergize" said the source who is close to her management team. The insider said someone remains with Cardi "24/7" to watch over her.
He said the mom-of-one was not prepared for this level of success. "It's too much, too soon," he said. "Everything is happening too fast. She's feeling the pressure."
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