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Here’s How Cardi B Managed To Pull Off The Most Perfect ASMR Video

We all know Cardi B as the Dominican rapper who is unafraid to take up space, amp up the volume and be heard. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and it’s followers are here to be whispered to sleep. You would never guess it, but these two movements could not be more cohesive embodied in the “okurrs” of Cardi B.

W Magazine partnered with the singer for 13 minutes and 35 seconds of intimacy. The internet is calling for Cardi B to quit her day job and start an ASMR channel.

ASMR is famous for giving listeners “tingles” that run through their spine.

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Cardi’s voice being whispered directly into your ear is something that everyone wishes they could experience in person. Until that day comes, this video is going to have to do.

She used her famously long nails to brush the mic and get the session started.

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A bunch of ASMRers are saying that it’s meant for listeners to hear her nails “shushing” them to sleep. The community is a very engaged and appreciative community always looking for better tingles.

Cardi slayed at speaking in low, slow tones.

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She didn’t rush. You felt like she was talking directly to you, and that is the measure of success for an ASMR video. We know you’re going to Google ASMR videos and meet all the top ASMRtists on YouTube, but you don’t need to.

At one point, Cardi is handed a shag blanket to pet.

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She tells us how “very, very, very warm” the blanket is. She even starts to fan you with it and asks you if you can feel how warm and soft it is.

Then, Cardi passes you the blanket and tells you to rest your head next to it.

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It truly is one of the best ways to spend your night if you are overworked by the current political climate this is perfect. You will feel relaxed, loved, warm and ready to sleep a full night.

Then, she plays with a kid’s toy and people started to think that it was a little too suggestive.

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First of all, it is a kids toy. Second, the whole point of ASMR is to be low volume and relaxing.

ASMR fans are going to bat for Cardi.

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Some people just can’t have nice things because they are determined to find the fault in it. In this case, people can’t take Cardi B doing something that millions of people like to soothe them.

Experts are saying she could go pro.

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Caption: “Cardi B, famous for her raw and aggressive rhymes, recently released a soothing ASMR video which ASMR expert and SU professor of biopharmaceutical sciences Craig Richard says is near perfect!”

ASMR is all about turning off listeners’ stress, and Cardi succeeded… while talking about her *career*.

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That’s how good she is at this. People actually nodded off to sleep to this:

“When “Bodak Yellow” came out, I was wondering if this is going to be my first hit? And it was. It changed my life forever. But I was also scared because the song was so big. I didn’t know if the next record was going to follow up. I didn’t want it to be a one-hit wonder.”

It makes sense that she would be good at it since she admits to watching ASMR videos every day.

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I’m shooketh. But it all makes sense why she would be so good at this. On her very first attempt, she was able to deliver a virtually perfect ASMR session.

The first words out of her mouth? “Okurr”

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But like, a slow, slow, whisper. I don’t understand how she can be so good at everything she does. I just don’t.

ASMR loving Latinos basically achieved life goals this week thanks to her.

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We are all blessed to have experienced this amazing take on ASMR from one of the most popular artists of our time.

Some Latinos are even being converted into ASMR aficionados thanks to the Bardi.

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It can be too much for some people to handle. It is a very specific thing to witness and some people just can’t take that kind of noise.

It can truly be so soothing.

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In her own words, “It give me a very tingly, tingly, tingly, tingly, tingly, tingly sensation, sensation, sensation.”

Cardi is single-handedly disrupting midterms week.

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Caption: “i’m watching cardi b do asmr while actually doing schoolwork and i don’t have coffee with me for the first time in weeks. the simulation is broken”

Cardi opened up about how she made “Be Careful” for women.

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She thought that it would be her biggest hit because so many women could relate. She tells us that she was shocked that it would only go platinum two times.

Fun fact: “I Like it” is her biggest record from “Invasion of Privacy.”

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“You know, the people like the song. It’s my second number one, one, one record. It was such a surprise. I was so, so, so so, so happy.”

When filming the music video for “I Like It,” she was six months pregnant.

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They filmed it in Miami and being so pregnant and so hot at the same time was a little nightmare. ASMR style, she said, “I was getting very, very sick, because I was so, so pregnant, and my feet were getting so, so swollen, len, len, len, len, len, len.”

Then she glowed about how perfect her daughter is.

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Prepare to get emotional. In her own words, “I get very anxious to see my baby 24/7 and I love my baby’s face, and I love her breath, and I love her smile. And I love how she looks at me. She looks at me like she needs me more than anything, anything, anything, anything, anything.

And sometimes I look very ugly and fucked up and sometimes I wake up right next to her and she just looks at me like , like I’m a present from God, but she’s my present from God.”

Tbh, you just have to watch it yourself.

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Same. You heard it right here from a deceased person. I’m too deep in my slumber to be trusted. Carve out 13:35 minutes of your life, preferably at bed time and with a fuzzy blanket next to you and you’ll feel the tingles.


READ: The Musician Behind ‘I Like It Like That’ Found Out Cardi B Sampled His Song Because Of His Grandchildren

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Cardi B Flipped Out At A Media Outlet After They Claimed She Said That Her Daughter Called Other People ‘Mommy’

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Cardi B Flipped Out At A Media Outlet After They Claimed She Said That Her Daughter Called Other People ‘Mommy’

Cardi B is once again in hot water after she publicly let her temper get the better of her. The 26-year-old Grammy-winner took to Instagram live to vent her frustration at a story that was written about her that she felt “twisted her words”. While on a press tour for her new Netflix* show “Rhythm and Flow”, Cardi B was asked a question by Access Hollywood as to how she achieves work/life balance as a new mom. Cardi responded with an in-depth, two-minute answer where she described the ways she puts her child before her work. 

However, Access Hollywood ran the story with the headline: “Cardi B Admits Baby Kulture Calls Someone Else ‘Mommy” Because She Works So Much.”

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Cardi B responded to the “clickbait” headline in a fiery, expletive-filled Instagram Live video. In the video, she not only took issue with Access Hollywood using her daughter to generate views but the way in which the media outlet edited her response to change what she said. “That’s not what the fuck I said,” she yelled at the camera. “Don’t use my motherfucking kid for clickbait bitch. Don’t fucking cut shit off, try to make me look like I’m a fuck-ass mom ‘cause that’s something that I’m not.” But, as her tirade continued, she crossed a line for many people. 

At one point in the video, she said: “Access Hollywood, suck my whole dick. Suck a dick, I hope your fucking mom catch AIDs, bitch.”

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While some people were sympathetic to Cardi’s anger at the media peddling an inaccurate image of her mothering skills, countless others were disappointed in her choice of words–mainly her decision to use catching HIV/AIDS as a “curse” on her enemies. People were quick to call out Cardi’s insults as crass and below-the-belt. LGBT and HIV/AIDS activists have long worked towards erasing the stigma surrounding the STI, and critics are saying that “weaponizing” the disease in this particular way is problematic. 

“Cardi couldn’t come up with a better insult than wishing AIDS on people?!” said Twitter user @EnigmaticLone. “Contributing to the stigma of AIDS is gross and irresponsible”. Others accused Cardi of only aligning herself with the LGBTQ community when it benefited her: “[Cardi B] claims to be a ‘ally’ to lgbt ppl while wishing AIDS on ppl she doesn’t like,” said Twitter user @Gaynerdman.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Cardi B has gotten into trouble over her problematic behavior. 

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She’s previously been dragged on social media for making light of the civil rights movement, spouting transphobic language, and admitting to drugging and robbing men before she was famous. Cardi B’s relationship with the media is so contentious that she even released a song describing her feelings. 

After the most recent influx of bad press and negative fan reactions, Cardi went back on social media to explain herself a bit more. “I go out I do press run people took my kindness for weakness,” she said via Twitter. “I felt violated I said how I felt now I am THE INDUSTRY WICKED WITCH AGAIN.” She then claimed she would shortly be taking a break from social media because she is “over it”.

Naturally, the reaction on Twitter has been swift and immediate.

While a lot of people understand Cardi’s anger at her words being manipulated, the majority of her fans don’t condone how she went about expressing it. 

Some fans expressed their support but still asked for an apology.

Cardi has been the first to admit that she comes from “a place that people have closed mindsets”, and she isn’t always educated on the baggage that certain language comes with. Still, ignorance can’t always be an excuse for bad behavior.

This fan is still on Cardi’s side regardless of her problematic words:

Cardi responded to this stan’s Tweet with: “Thank you…Boy they will push every type of narrative to cancel me NOBODY CANT CANCEL ME BUT GOD…”. 

This fan believes that Cardi B should choose to rise above negative press.

The truth is, this won’t be the last time the press takes Cardi’s words and twists them around. If she wants to stay in the spotlight, it might benefit her to either get a thicker skin, or avoid reading articles about herself. Celebrities have always been the targets of negative press. 

This Twitter user seems to be 100% fed up with Cardi’s history of problematic statements:

At this point, it does seem rather likely that Cardi B might continue to say hurtful things about marginalized communities.

Cardi B’s Polarizing Fashion Week Outfit is Causing Controversy For Exposing France’s ‘Double Standards’

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Cardi B’s Polarizing Fashion Week Outfit is Causing Controversy For Exposing France’s ‘Double Standards’

Cardi B has never been one to play it safe when it comes to fashion. The Grammy-winning musician has made headlines for everything from her gorgeous gowns to her brand collaborations. And typically, Belcalis Almánzar has never been shy about showing a little skin off here and there. But this time, the “Hustler” star is making waves for being totally covered up–and we mean totally. 

On Saturday. Cardi took to her social media accounts to document her edgy Paris Fashion Week debut. Clad head-to-toe in a full-body Richard Quinn gown, Cardi B’s face was covered by one of Quinn’s Autumn/Winter 2019 ready-to-wear runway looks. The dress was a floral dress-and-jacket ensemble with matching gloves, a head scarf, and face covering. In fact, it was initially hard to tell what celebrity was even wearing the outfit. That is, until Cardi B began to talk. 

Cardi B posted the video of her head-turning Paris Fashion Week look to her Instagram page.

As usual, Cardi served up some hilarious commentary along with her social media post. “I heard you bitches were missing me at Fashion Week New York,” she said, while strutting in front of the Eiffel Tower. “I’m here to serve it to you motherfuckers, and serve it to you cold.” After blessing onlookers with her signature cackle, Cardi cracked a joke about her limited vision: “Make sure a car don’t hit me ’cause a bitch can’t see.”

Of course, the internet’s reaction to Cardi’s big swing has been mixed. Cardi, however, doesn’t seem to mind. 

Naturally, when someone makes a fashion choice that’s out-of-the-box, not everyone is going to be on-board with it. But Cardi, being well-versed in dealing with criticism at this point, doesn’t seemed to be phased by the haters. She tweeted out a picture of the look with the caption “How they going to understand it when they don’t even understand me[?]”.

If there’s one thing we can say about Cardi B, it’s that she’s undoubtedly a woman who marches to the beat of her own drum. And although we may not “understand” the outfit completely, we definitely admire it. 

Although there’s excitement surrounding the unconventional outfit, some people have been quick to point out that the praise for Cardi’s outfit is a double-standard.

Recently, a discussion on Twitter has broken out about how the media’s reaction to Cardi B’s high-fashion outfit is evidence of her privilege as both a celebrity and a non-Muslim woman. In France, the niqab (a type of garment worn by Muslim women that covers the face and head) is banned from being worn. Since 2011 in France, wearing a niqab (or any other face-covering veil) in public comes with a possible fine of up to €150. 

Although some people are speculating that Richard Quinn created this particular outfit in direct response to the niqab-ban, the theory has never been confirmed. Now, some people are saying that the fact that Cardi is being praised for wearing this outfit is evidence of the law’s blatant Islamophobia. In other words, Cardi is being praised, talked about and photographed for something French Muslim women are being punished for. 

Regardless of (or possibly due to) the controversy surrounding Cardi B’s outfit, Twitter is alight with opinions on her fashion choice. 

It’s rare that a single outfit can inspire so much discussion on social media. 

This fan has nothing but love for what Cardi’s full-body ‘fit:

Once a stan, always a stan. It’s been inspiring to see Cardi’s fashion evolution from  a “regular degular shmegular girl from the Bronx” to a fashion icon. 

Some people were impressed that Cardi had the guts to go with such an unorthodox fashion choice

In this day and age of fashion blogs and social media, it can be hard for celebrities to take risks when it comes to fashion. So many of them are afraid to be skewered online. 

Some people thought that Cardi’s outfit choice was actually a commentary on Islamophobia in France:

We would love to hear Cardi’s thoughts on this. Did she know about the niqab-ban in France?

This person made a valid point about how the power of celebrity gives certain people a pass to do things others can’t.

It’s definitely true that, because of her platform, Cardi is in a unique position in which she can wear whatever she wants wherever she wants. We understand why she wants to take advantage of her platform and be a bit more experimental.