Cardi B received the Spirit of Detroit Award over the weekend, which some local rappers, like Kash Doll, had a problem with. Royce Da 5'9" didn't like that the Bronx rapper got the award either, and he blasted the Detroit City Council for giving to her.
"When are we going to stop being so politically correct?" asked Royce. "This record industry does not care about Detroit. Where you think the ‘No fly zone’ came from? Where you think ‘Detroit vs. Everybody’ came from? If we don’t put action behind those words they’re just letters on a shirt. Nothing more than letters on a shirt ... I love Cardi B just like everybody else, but Cardi B don’t know shit about the spirit of Detroit. She ain’t even receive the spirit of New York award yet. What the fuck is we giving her an award for about the spirit of our city? We got to start looking out for our own artist."Why do you think some people support whoever's hot at the moment instead of local acts?
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