The conversation surrounding the “King Of New York” has been prominent in recent times. Mainly because 6ix9ine decided to troll the whole city and self-proclaim the title. Earlier today, Lil Yachty released his latest single, “Who Want The Smoke” featuring hip hop’s favorite couple, Cardi B and Offset. On the track, Cardi raps, “The fur on my shoulder mink/ Tell me what Hov would think/ I get money, I am the king New York/ And I rock a sew-in weave” Cardi received backlash from a few sensitive souls including Funk Flex. Now, Cardi B came through with a perfect response to anyone who’s mad at her for making that claim.
Cardi B clapped back at anyone who took issue with the fact that she called herself “The King Of New York” on Lil Yachty’s latest single. The Bronx rapper hit Instagram with her response and said that her claim had nothing to do with rapping and everything to do with the love she gets in her hometown.
“What is y’all n*ggas mad about?” She said, “Did I say I was the best rapper from New York? No. Does this shit gotta do with rapping? No. I know street n*ggas and street bitches that feel like they the king and queen New York. Why can’t I feel like I’m a king New York? Every single time I go to my city people cheer me on, people show me so much love, people show me so much support and it has nothing to do with this rapping.”
After speaking her peace, Cardi then posted another video where she took a lamp shade, placed it on her head and dubbed herself the emperor New York. Peep the clip below.