Who wouldn't want to work with one of the top hip-hop artists on the planet? The answer is Yandy Smith-Harris.
The veteran manager got candid about why she has no interest in managing Cardi B at this point in her life. "There's no way I can be a manager to an artist like Cardi," Smith-Harris, who manages Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes and many others, admitted. "I was on tour with Missy Elliott up until I had my son in 2012. I was going on tour all the time and when I had my baby I was like, 'OK, I can't go on tour anymore.' I was a breast-feeding mom."
She added: "So a lot of my hopes and dreams in management had to come to a halt because I had to be a mommy to my babies."
However, Smith-Harris said if the circumstances were different, she would love to manage the "WAP" singer. If she got the chance to collab with Cardi, however, Smith-Harris said she would put her on Broadway... for starters. "You know what she'd be great in? Little Shop of Horrors," the 38-year-old told Page Six. "She would be a great Audrey."
Besides Smith-Harris' similarities to Cardi in motherhood and music, they both starred in VH1's hit reality show Love & Hip Hop New York.
The manager's thoughts on working with Cardi come after the "I Like It" singer received a huge payout from settling her lengthy $30M lawsuit with her ex-manager on Christmas Eve. As OK! previously reported, former manager Klenord 'Shaft' Raphael filed a $10M lawsuit against Cardi in April 2018. He claimed the rapper breached her contract when she jumped ship to work with her new label, Atlanta-based management company Quality Control, who represents her husband Offset's group, Migos.
Cardi, 28, then filed a $30M counterclaim, stating Raphael made her agree to a "one-sided" and "unfair" management deal since she signed the paperwork without a lawyer. The mother of one — who shares daughter Kulture, 2, with Offset— also claimed Raphael was taking huge cuts of her earnings and failed to provide accurate information regarding how much she was actually making.