KEY POINTS

  • Cardi B had encouraging words for Selena Gomez, who recently hinted that she might retire from music
  • The rapper said Gomez "needs one more era"
  • Cardi also described her "Taki Taki" collaborator as a "sweetheart"

Cardi B is showing support to Selena Gomez after the singer said that she wanted to give music "one last try" before considering retirement.

On Thursday, Cardi took to Twitter to encourage Gomez, with whom she previously collaborated for the dance number “Taki Taki," to stay in the music game for as long as she likes. The rapper also said she would love to discuss ideas with the singer for possible future music projects.

"I don’t think Selena should retire. She makes good music & her fans love her. I think she needs one more Era. A edgy one that no one ever seen her as. I would love to give her some ideas," Cardi tweeted.

The "WAP" hitmaker followed it up with another tweet in support of the "Wolves" singer.

"I like Selena tho. I defend her cause she is such a sweetheart in person. Us celebs get picked apart all the time but she is just to sweet to go thru that. If she wants to leave, leave cause you want too not cause of these f--kers," the rapper wrote.

The tweets come after Gomez, 28, hinted in an interview with Vogue that she might quit music.

“It’s hard to keep doing music when people don’t necessarily take you seriously,” the singer said.

“I’ve had moments where I’ve been like, ‘What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this?’ ‘Lose You to Love Me’ I felt was the best song I’ve ever released, and for some people it still wasn’t enough. I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that I’m so thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it’ll be different. I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music," Gomez added.

The "Hotel Transylvania 4" actress clarified that she wants to spend more time producing content and “give myself a real shot at acting.”

Gomez is currently shooting the Hulu series "Only Murders in the Building" with Steve Martin and Martin Short in New York. As for music, she dropped her seven-song, Spanish-language EP "Revelacion" Friday.

“This has been something I’ve wanted to do for 10 years...working on a Spanish project because I’m so proud of my heritage," Gomez recently said during an interview with Zane Lowe.

“I feel like it’s the perfect timing, just with all the division in the world – there’s something about Latin music that globally makes people feel things," she added.

Cardi B, shown here performing at the 2019 Grammys, is among the stars performing again this time around, which the Recording Academy hopes will draw viewers to the mostly virtual show Cardi B, shown here performing at the 2019 Grammys, is among the stars performing again this time around, which the Recording Academy hopes will draw viewers to the mostly virtual show Photo: AFP / Robyn Beck