The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar revealed a recent #MeToo incident she experienced during an interview for WE TV’s Untold Stories of Hip Hop.
Hosted by the show’s executive producer, Angie Martinez, the rapper’s revealing segment will air during the show’s premiere on Thursday.
The rapper unveiled that while she was posing for a magazine shoot, the photographer sexually harassed her. “He was just like trying to get close to me,” she said. “‘Here, you want to get into this magazine?’ And he pulled his dick out. I was so fucking mad and it’s just like, this is crazy.”
His misconduct prompted her to immediately leave the shoot and she then took measures to alert management. “You know what’s so crazy?” she said. “I told the magazine owner and he just looked at me like, ‘So? And?’”
“When I see the #MeToo movement, there’s girls from the ‘hood, I know that they went through the same type of treatment,” she said. “They make you feel like you gotta do a certain type of thing for the most bullshit. It happens really every day.”
During Untold Stories of Hip Hop‘s premiere, Cardi B also discusses working as a stripper, her relationship with Offset and motherhood. Thursday’s episode will also feature an interview with Snoop Dogg.
The 46-year-old Puerto Rican radio personality, former rapper and actress has signed her first development deal.
Martinez has entered into a pact with Endemol Shine North America, where she’ll develop television projects, both scripted and unscripted, for traditional and digital platforms.
“Working with Endemol Shine is an exciting first step for me in defining the next phase of my career,” said Martinez. “I’m looking forward to using my voice and platform to develop content that authentically speaks to the culture.”
On the radio for more than 20 years, Martinez is no stranger to television. She’s a fixture on the daytime talk-show circuit and, last year, released her first memoir, which became a New York Times best-seller.
Martinez will pursue TV projects under the Endemol Shine shingle Major TV.
“Angie is undeniably one of the most influential personalities in pop culture,” said Endemol Shine North America president Cris Abrego. “We’re thrilled to be in business with her, and we’re already developing a handful of original, ground-breaking projects with Angie and the team at Major TV.”
Angie Martinezis having a field day with her new honor…
The 44-year-old Puerto Rican radio personality, former rapper and actress will now have a day dedicated to her in the Big Apple.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently held a press conference to present the 105.1 radio host, known as “The Voice of New York,” with a City Proclamation, where he announced that November 19 would be recognized as “Angie Martinez Day” in Manhattan.
The announcement comes in light of Puerto Rican Heritage Month.
The mayor recognized Martinez as a proud spokesperson for her fellow puertorriqueños and also called her an “icon” in the world of entertainment and hip-hop, according to Huffington Post.
“She really has become an icon, a virtuous icon,” de Blasio said. “An icon that makes people very proud. Makes us proud as New Yorkers, makes the entire Latino community proud and particularly makes the Puerto Rican community proud.”
The mayor also took to Twitter to express his excitement for Martinez, writing “NYC wouldn’t be NYC w/o our puertorriqueños! Pleasure to be with @angiemartinez @mmviverito tonight in celebration.”
Martinez’s afternoon radio show has consistently been ranked No. 1 with more young listeners than any other radio program in the country. She’s also released two albums and appeared in films like Blood is Thicker Than Water and Paper Soldiers.