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20 Questions People Are Asking Since The Official Music Video For ‘Bartier Cardi’ Came Out

Cardi B has her full-length debut album ready to drop this week and in the days leading up to the big reveal, she has been gifting us with all kinds of goodies. Last week she gave us a sneak peek of her project with an album cover reveal, premiered “Be Careful” and last night the rapper debuted a ‘Bartier Cardi’ music video.

Of course, just like the trap reina herself, the video is all kinds of complex. There’s a lot happening here and I have a load of questions.

Such as…

1. What is this girl fishing for?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Okay, so we start off the video poolside, chill. But why is this woman working outside in heels?

2. Dang, what kind of bills are those??

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Sending prayers that those are dollars and even that would be such a shame.

3. Cardi, do you know your friends are mishandling your money?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

And sticking their dang fingers in your food???

4. My girl, where can I get a hall of guys who only speak  my name?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Now that’s how you know you’ve made it.

5. Whoa, Cardi why are you on the roof of a car right now?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

That car literally must be whipping at 15 mph in the rain. How have you not fallen off yet?

6. ¿¿¿Qué fue eso???

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Ick, windshields are so dirty.

7. You’re really gonna put chapstick over your lipstick like that rn?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Must be a good brand of chapstick. ¿Qué es, Belcalis?

8. EOS???

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Maybe it goes well with red bottoms?

9. Is that how you keep your money clean?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

If so, props to working hard on that too chica.

10. Do you always take a Lyft?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Guess you’re just like us.

11. Do you always wear sunglasses in a low-lit house party?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Those teeny sunnies are super fly, girl.

12. How much money did you make off these advertisers in your music video?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Did Beats get a good deal?

13.Why do you keep hiding your belly?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

You know, people are talking…

14. Where do everyday people get one of those money counting machines?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Amazon?

16. Oh god. What is about to go DOWN with 21 Savage?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

He looks like they’re about to turn him into 21 shades of grey. ?

17. Dang girl, are those zip ties?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Can you check on him? El pobre does not look with it.

18. Seriously, what are you hiding??

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Are you still going to Coachella?

19. Well, as long as you’re having fun, I guess. Are you?

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Yeah, it looks like it…

20. Can I come next time?

CREDIT: ‘Bartier Cardi’ / Atlantic Records

Maybe you can teach me how to chill on a car roof while it’s riding…


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Alaina Castillo’s New TikTok Trend Is Empowering People To Embrace Their Latinidad

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Alaina Castillo’s New TikTok Trend Is Empowering People To Embrace Their Latinidad

Not everyone has the privilege of growing up surrounded by their cultura, with parents there to pass on knowledge of traditions and customs from home. That, combined with heavily opinionated internet trolls, has led to many people struggling to feel confident in their identity. In a digital world that tries to force us all to fit into boxes, what does “Latino enough” mean and how do you know if you’re there?

Recently, we asked our Instagram community “what does being Latino mean to you?” and although some responses had details in common, for the most part they were as unique as every member of the community itself. There is no one definition of Latinidad, and therefore there is no way to measure what exactly makes someone “Latino enough.”

We got the chance to talk to Alaina Castillo, musical artist and TikTok Queen, about how she identifies with Latinidad and what this TikTok trend means to her. Did we mention quarantine has not stopped her from dropping new music? Check out her latest single, “tonight”!

IMAGE COURTESY OF ALAINA CASTILLO

What does being Latina mean to you? – mitú

“It means that I have something to identify with and be proud of because of my family members, my culture, and the things that I participate in as a Latina.” – A.C.

Side note, this was a personal reminder that we represent the community wherever we occupy space, whether we realize it or not. We are all participating in things as members of the community.

What’s something that, as a Latina, you are proud of? – mitú

“The strength and endurance that we have. I’ve seen it in my dad, his family, and so many others and it makes me feel proud as well as encouraged to achieve my goals with the same mindset as them.” – A.C.

While they may not be perfect (and let’s face it, who is?), our parents are the definition of hard working. Remembering that their blood runs through my veins always keeps me going when the going gets tough. Si se puede!

What Latino figures inspire you? – mitú

“Selena, even though she was an artist that I didn’t really grow up listening to. When I found out who she was, she was someone who I related to because she was a Mexican-American learning to speak and sing in Spanish, while breaking a lot of barriers that people had set up around her.” – A.C.

La Reina del Tex-Mex was a trailblazer indeed! Who else could forget Selena’s iconic “diecicuatro” blurb when she appeared in an interview with Cristina Saralegui? The important thing to focus on is that she was TRYING! As long as we’re all working on improving and being the best versions of ourselves, that’s the best we can do, and it’s okay to make mistakes along the way.

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Name one meal that, no matter where you have it, always reminds you of home. – mitú

“Homemade tamales!!!! 100%” – A.C.

You know we love some good tamales, so naturally our next question was…

Where is your family from? – mitú

“My dad is from Mexico and my mom is from Ohio.” – A.C.

Mmmm…Mexican tamales 😋

Have you ever been to those places? – mitú

“Yes, both places. I went to Mexico when I was really young, maybe about two times, and then I’ve traveled to Ohio on various occasions to see family. I was young each time I went to those places so they’re little memories I think of when I miss my family.” – A.C.

What would you say is the most “Latino” item in your home? – mitú

“We have these blankets from my grandma that I grew up using. I thought they were normal blankets but then I saw on social media that almost every Latino household has some and I was like hmmm, what do you know?” – A.C.

IMAGE COURTESY OF ALAINA CASTILLO

What would you say to people who think that not speaking Spanish makes you less Latino? – mitú

“I think it’d definitely be nice to know the language fluently but some people aren’t taught Spanish growing up and that’s not their fault. Not speaking the language doesn’t mean that they don’t have the same customs or should be rejected from the culture that their family is from. I decided to learn on my own because I’ve always been interested in Spanish, and also so I could speak with my family and I see that’s what a lot of other people are doing too.” – A.C.

One more time for the people in the back: not speaking Spanish doesn’t make you any less Latino.

How do you celebrate your Latinidad? – mitú

“With pride. I wouldn’t be who I am today without influences from my family so it’ll always be something I carry with me and proudly show throughout my life and career.” – A.C.

What do you hope people take away from this trend? – mitú

“That Latinidad is something you’re born with and it can’t ever be taken away from you,” – A.C.

So forget about the opinions of other people! All they’re doing is projecting their beliefs onto you and that is not an actual reflection of who you are. We hope you are inspired to embrace your Latinidad on your own terms, and that you walk more confidently in your identity. So duet us on TikTok and don’t forget to use the hashtag #AreYouLatinoEnough to join in on the fun!

Did we mention quarantine has not stopped Alaina Castillo from dropping new music? Check out her latest single, “tonight,” below!

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Cardi B And Sister Sued Over Video Claiming To Show ‘Racist MAGA Supporters’

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Cardi B And Sister Sued Over Video Claiming To Show ‘Racist MAGA Supporters’

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Cardi B and her sister are being sued for defamation of character after a viral video taken by Hennessy Carolina Almánzar. The video shows two men, one wearing a MAGA hat, and one woman telling Hennessy to move her car, which is parked on the beach.

Earlier this month, Cardi B shared a video taken by her sister showing a confrontation over where a car was parked.

Cardi B, who is notorious for having widely broadcast Twitter feuds with people, posted the video in response to a tweet from Candace Owens. Owens is a controversial conservative figure whose brand is all about shock and awe. Owens famously said she thinks it would be okay if “Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well.”

Immediately, there was skepticism about the incident since the video starts during the confrontation.

Responding to nay-sayers, Cardi B shared a video of her sisters voice messages sent to her IG DMs. Hennessy claims in the messages that the white men were the aggressors against her and her girlfriend while they were on the beach.

The videos did not convince some people that her sister wasn’t in the wrong.

Cardi B’s tweet is filled with responses questioning the video and denying its authenticity. The argument immediately turned political because of the mention of Trump and Trump supporters. The conversation on Twitter is divided among people who believe Cardi B and her sister and those who don’t.

Now, Cardi B and Hennessy are being sued by the beachgoers in the video.

“These peaceful Suffolk County residents were quietly enjoying a Sunday at the Smith Point beach with their families, when rap celebrity Hennessy Carolina suddenly approached them, raging, spitting, insulting, assaulting, defaming and threatening them, all the while videotaping them because one of them wore a MAGA hat,” beachgoers’ Miller Place attorney John Ray said, according to ABC7NYC.

The lawsuit claims defamation of character because of the language used in the video against them.

According to Billboard, plaintiffs Peter Caliendo, Pauline Caliendo, and Manuel Alarcon claim that they had approached Hennessy and her girlfriend, Michelle Diaz, blocked them in with how she parked her car. The lawsuit states that the men asked for Diaz to move her car and that’s when Hennessy started to record the video and hurl names and insults at them.

This story is developing and mitú will be updating as the story unfolds.

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