Cardi B & Beyoncé “The Cardi B–Beyoncé Complex: Ratchet Respectability and Black Adolesce” by Ashley N. Payne

Cardi B -Beyoncé complex: A theory to understand

Black females’ identities are frequently questioned in a variety of contexts, particularly in hip-hop and education. Previous research has emphasized that the images and messages of Hip Hop culture have always produced a confusing and complex place for Black girls’ identity development as they are forced to negotiate the borders of respectability politics.

This article’s goal is to examine the Cardi B-Beyoncé complex, a theory that describes how ratchet-respectability identity politics affect Black adolescent females’ identity construction. I look at how ratchetness and respectability intersect in educational settings and how Hip Hop musicians and images have an impact on the creation of ratchet-respectability identities as I examine the complex.


This subject also highlights the necessity of providing Black girls with a transformative learning environment where the diversity of their experiences as Black girls would be valued and not ignored.

Two of Beyoncé’s Guinness World Records are broken by Cardi B. Ivie Ani Ivie is a Nigerian-American journalist who was born and raised in New York.

Again, Cardi B is changing the course of music.

Cardi B is carrying on her tradition of creating music history by shattering two of Beyoncé’s Guinness World Records records.

The rapper broke Queen Bey’s records for the most simultaneous Billboard US Hot 100 entries by a female artist and the most simultaneous Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10 entries by a female artist, according to Guinness World Records.

Cardi B breaks the record for the most first-week streams by a female artist on Apple Music.

Cardi beat Bey’s previous record of 12 songs, which she attained with the 2016 release of her album Lemonade.

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Following is a list of each song’s positions:

• No. 8: Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin’s “I Like It”

• Number 10: Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s “Finesse”

• Number 11: “Take Care”

Number 21: “Drip” (featuring Migos)

• No. 23: “I Do” (featuring SZA)

Number 28: “Ring” (featuring Kehlani)

• “Bartier Cardi” is No. 32. (featuring 21 Savage)

“Get Up 10” is No. 38.

“Best Life” is number 39. (featuring Chance The Rapper)

“Bickenhead” is number 43.

• “Through Your Phone,” No. 50

• Number 57: Cardi B and YG’s “She Bad”

• “Money Bag,” No. 58

On the chart, 12 of the 13 songs are from Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy. The 25-year-songs old’s were propelled onto the charts by the publication of her debut album and her extensively streamed performance at the Coachella music festival. When Bardi rapped, “For the record, I set records,” she was definitely “on brand.”