Lady Gaga has defended Cardi B amid a backlash against her Grammys triumph – which led to an online meltdown.
Cardi B became the first female solo artist to win best rap album at the Grammys on Sunday but was irked by trolls online who said it was undeserved.
In response, she posted an expletive-filled video to Instagram before deleting her account hours later.
Her fellow Grammy winner Gaga, who won three awards including two for her work on A Star Is Born, rushed to her defence on Tuesday.
She tweeted: “It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art. I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards.
“Let’s celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honor her. She is brave.”
Last night Cardi B’s 40.7 million followers were treated to a couple minutes of her sounding off in reaction to the negative feelings being shared about her winning the top award.
Pop singer Ariana Grande was the highest profile objector to Cardi B’s win, hitting out on Twitter after her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller was overlooked, following his death.
Ariana first tweeted ‘trash,’ followed up by ‘f***’ and then ‘bull****’ in a third tweet.
She finished it up with: ‘literal bull****,’ before deleting all the posts.
Along with a swathe of negativity towards Cardi B has led to the opinionated performer to share her thoughts on the situation, before removing herself from social media.
Cardi B, 26, had previously posted about her admiration for Gaga.
In 2016, Cardi B tweeted to say Gaga had “changed my life”. She said: “She inspired me to be myself & be different.”
Cardi B’s debut album, Invasion Of Privacy, made history when it was named rap album of the year at the Grammys on Sunday.