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Cardi B given award in Detroit: Scandal Ensues
« on: November 14, 2017, 05:15:07 pm »
What's up Cardi.  Holler at me when you come back in town.. We can hit up Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles.. go to Belle Isle..  :-* :-* :-*

UPDATE: Who gave the Spirit of Detroit Award to Cardi B?
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/10/30/cardi-b-spirit-of-detroit-award-offset/812873001/

It was a big weekend for New York-born hip-hop artist Cardi B. She got engaged, and she received a Spirit of Detroit award from Detroit City Council. Both events were a surprise, only one is controversial.

The verified Twitter account for Detroit-born hip-hop artist Kash Doll, who previously received the award, tweeted that she "just thought u had to put work in the city to get it like other artist in Detroit."

The award, as described on the city's website, "can be requested from any Council Member for a person, event or organization being honored for an outstanding achievement or service to the citizens of Detroit."





Cardi B thanked Hot 107.5 FM on Instagram "for making it happen." But Kamal Smith, producer for the station's Morning Heat, said the radio station presented the award, and he doesn't know who may have nominated her, or which city council member was involved.

"We're actually excited that she got it," he said, adding previous recipients such as Xscape, Dru Hill and Bow Wow show that you don't have to be from Detroit to receive it.

He also said Cardi B "is doing a lot for the city that the public may not know," and that she's "actually helping schools." Not every celebrity does good things to take credit in public, he added: "You do it out of the kindness of your heart."





This morning's radio show took calls from listeners on the controversy of whether she deserved it, and Smith said the mix was about 50/50, with some people " a little upset" but others weren't worried about it.

Other Spirit of Detroit recipients include James Robertson, the commuter who garnered international recognition after the Free Press shared his story of walking 21 miles to and from work. And southwest Detroit's Harms Elementary students received the award this spring for the "outstanding and noteworthy accomplishment for being one of the top schools for attendance in Detroit Public Schools Community District on Count Day," according to the Southwest Solutions website.


Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones' office didn't immediately respond to a Free Press request for detail on why -- and by whom -- Cardi B was nominated.

Cardi B performed Oct. 28 at the Masonic Temple. She appears to have received the award a day after Offset, another musician, proposed to her.

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Cardi B's hit "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" is No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after peaking at No. 1 and spending 16 weeks on the chart.

"Cardi B is huge to every audience right now," Smith said. "She's definitely big in the Detroit market."

Detroit City Councilwoman Mary Sheffield posted on Facebook that her office wasn't the one that presented the award to Cardi B.
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