Cardi was honoured with the title following her activism and political involvement, throughout the year. It was Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, who was shot during a police raid in March, that presenter her with the award.
The 28-year-old singer has already expressed her gratitude for the honour in a message she passed via social media:
“Thank you so much @Billboard for this honor and @tamikalpalmer for presenting it to me! She wrote on Instagram
“I am also extremely grateful to @tamikamallory and @aliciakeys for inviting me to the call where I got the chance to meet Tamika Palmer and hear Breonnas whole story for the first time. So many black men and women are wrongfully killed everyday with no consequence. Every one of you women inspire me! Thank you!”
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