The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles

By Jodi Guglielmi
February 10, 2019 11:35 PM
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And the winner is Cardi B!

The singer took home the Grammy for best rap album at Sunday’s ceremony for Invasion of Privacy, beating out some of hip hop’s biggest stars for the coveted honor. She became the second female artist to win the award after Lauryn Hill won with the Fugees in 1997.

Cardi B, 26, looked shocked when her name was read and finally came onstage with husband Offset by her side. The two confirmed their reconciliation on the carpet before the show after separating late last year.

“Babe, I can’t breath. Oh my goodness, woah child. I’m sorry,” she said with Offset beside her. “I’m sorry, I just, woah — the nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed.”

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She continued, referencing her baby girl, “I wanna thank my daughter. Not just because she’s my daughter, it’s because when I found I was pregnant, my album was not complete … we was like, ‘We have to get this album done so we can shoot these videos while I was still not showing,’ and it was very long nights.”

She also thanked her husband. “Nah, ’cause seriously he was like, ‘You gonna do this album, girl. We gonna have this baby and we gonna make this album.’ ”

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There was fierce competition in the category this year. Cardi B’s album beat out Swimming (Mac Miller), Victory Lap (Nipsey Hussle), Daytona (Pusha T) and Astroworld (Travis Scott).

Along with rap album, the rapper was nominated for a total of five awards, including the coveted album of the year title.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS.