Cardi B Sister Criticizes 'Love & Hip Hop Miami' Amara La Negra After Making Comments About Rapper

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Hennessy Carolina, Cardi B's sister, reacted to the comments made by Amara La Negra during a Breakfast Club interview, in which she claims the "Bodak Yellow" singer's success might've been because she is light-skinned. Photo: Getty Images

In her most recent interview with the radio show Breakfast Club, the star of "Love & Hip Hop Miami" Amara La Negra explained that fellow Dominican rapper, Cardi B, wasn’t making efforts to break into the Latin music market, but the American market, also adding that Cardi's success might be because she is light-skinned. 

“Cardi B is Dominican and she’s mixed with something else, yes. Now she’s America’s darling, okay so at the end of the day she popped off in the American, not the Latin market,” Amara said. After her comment, Cardi B's sister, Hennessy Carolina, took Instagam to share her thoughts.

“Okay, she’s obviously beautiful. This is the same message my sister has been trying to spread for a while now, but it doesn’t count because she’s not so dark? People f*** with Cardi because of who she is, not because she’s light skinned. I think that’s what Charlamagne was saying, a girl from her same country with her same hair in braids from the hood that had to become a stripper because it was hard for her to find a job BECAUSE IF HER HAIR AND COLOR. […] We are woke and we’re fighting for the same rights girl,” Hennessy wrote.

Amara jumped in and responded saying, “Mama, I have never said she’s not a hard working girl I have always admire her, I’ve said it in every interview. I’m not putting her down…and she deserves everything god is blessing her with cause she has worked for it. I think you’re misunderstanding what I’m saying.”

After the debate about skin color continued, and many people started sharing their point of view, Hennessy Carolina simply decided to avoid more drama and deleted the post. She later informed the reason behind her now deleted post, was because she "didn't appreciate" when Amara said Cardi B "made it cause she is 'light skin.'"

Read the full statements below:

In September 2017, Cardi B made history with "Bodak Yellow" as the first female rapper to top the Hot 100 Billboard music chart in 19 years. Born Belcalis Almanzar to a Dominican father and Trinidadian mother, Cardi grew up in the South Bronx. She is only the fifth female rapper to top the Hot 100 after Lil' Kim who was featured on "Lady Marmalade," Shawnna who collaborated with Ludacris on "Stand Up," Iggy Azalea who led with "Fancy" along with Charli XCX.

According to Billboard, Cardi B is also the first female solo artist to lead the Hot 100 list with no featured artist since Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass."

On the other hand, even though Amara La Negra is not a new figure in the music industry, since the release of the first episode of "Love & Hip Hop Miami" on January 1, 2018, in which she is one of the main characters, her popularity has increased. The 27-year-old rising star has just signed a multi-million dollar musical contract with the production house BMG and Fast Life Entertainment Worldwide.

She uses the power of her voice to defend her looks and the Afro-Latina woman who's trying to succeed and break the cookie-cutter mold of the music industry. 

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.