"My nerves are so bad! Maybe I need to start smoking weed," an emotional Cardi B joked when she took the stage.
The singer got teary-eyed as she went through her list of thanks, pausing when she mentioned her daughter.
"I'm not just saying thank you because she's my daughter. When I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete. We were like, 'We have to get this album done so I can shoot these videos while I'm still not showing.' And it was very long nights," she explained.
An overwhelmed Cardi got sentimental thanking all the artists who collaborated with her on her album and also thanked her husband for pushing her to finish.
During the award ceremony, the rapper performed her hit single 'Money'. Cardi opted for a Thierry Mugler vintage dress with a nude sequined top, shell-like black skirt, pink satin gloves, diamond earrings and strings of pearls for the award show.
The pair welcomed Kulture together in July 2018. 'Invasion of Privacy', which released on April 6, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
While Cardi's is the first woman to win the award for a solo act, Lauryn Hill did win best rap album as part of hip-hop group 'Fugees' in 1997, reported Variety.
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