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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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A Trump Supporter Tried To Come For Cardi B After She Said She Wants To Be A Politician And Failed

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A Trump Supporter Tried To Come For Cardi B After She Said She Wants To Be A Politician And Failed

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The 27-year-old queen of rap, Cardi B, announced to her Twitter followers Sunday that she’s thinking about becoming a politician. “I think I want to be a politician,” the rapper tweeted, adding, “I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Goverment.” Since then, the rapper has expanded on what she’s thinking she’ll do next to make those dreams come true, including returning to school. Since announcing her interest, Cardi B’s already started expanding on the issues that matter to her. She wants to represent the vast majority of Americans who don’t want war. Cardi B wants gun screening to look more like screening to join the military. Cardi B says she believes “we have the right to bear arms,” but she also believes in raising the minimum age limit to own a gun, requiring “mental check-ups” and “proper training” to screen for gun owners. 

Of course, Trump supporters have come to drag Cardi B, using coded language to attack her intelligence, education and slut-shame her. Good thing Cardi B is self-secure enough to combat classism.

First, Cardi B says she wants to go back to school “a couple of years” to “shake the table.”

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“I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense,” Cardi suggested, saying, “I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table.” A few minutes later, Cardi B recalled all the war documentaries she’s been watching lately. “No matter how many weapons a country have you need people! How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming they LOVE being American,” she tweeted.

Trump supporter and internet personality Mindy Robinson decided to try Cardi B.

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You’re going to need more school than that.  👌🏻,” Robinson tweeted, along with a proofread version of Cardi B’s tweet and the subversive white supremacy symbol. “Your spaces are off too…but hey, how can we hold you accountable for kindergarten level sh*t, am I right?” Robinson asked of Cardi B. 

Cardi took the bait and clapped back with a warning: “don’t want to dog walk you ❤️”

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“Sis your lips ashy and you barely have none …Leave me alone,” Cardi responded to the MAGA right’s internet poster child. “I didn’t insulted your party or your believes so please don’t try me and let’s keep sweet OK….don’t want to dog walk you  ❤️,” Cardi added. Of course, Robinson soaked up the attention and responded to essentially assert classism. “I went to college for both American History and Political Science,” Robinson tweeted, adding, “although to be fair…even my cat is more qualified to run for Congress than Cardi B. 👌🏻” 

Robinson concluded her tweet once again with the controversial “👌🏻” emoji, which was initially used by a small set of white supremacists who thought the hand gesture symbolized the “w” and “p” in “white power.” It’s since grown into an internet sensation for the right as a way to “troll” liberals. The “👌🏻” is so ubiquitous that it’s easy for someone who uses it maliciously to just say they’re making an “okay” symbol. From MAGA far-right supporters, it’s become a well-protected microaggression to people of color.

In response, Cardi followed through on her word and dog walked the mierda out of Robinson.

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“You really mad cause you stay takin pics like this and mention Trump 20 times a day to get his attention,” Cardi B tweeted back along with a photo of Robinson in an American flag bikini. “HEY! Don’t take your anger out on me cause he don’t wanna fuck you sis  🤷🏽‍♀️ 😩😩,” Cardi B added. The MAGA-supporting right has been consistent in retweeting photos of Cardi B stripping or wearing bathing suits along with captions like, “she and ole AOC can compare how their cup size is inversely proportionate to their IQs.” A “Women for Trump” account with over 5,000 followers shared the news along with calling the rapper “Low IQ Cardi B.” We don’t even need to explain why “low IQ” is a racist dog whistle.

“Cardi B for Congress” has started a conversation on classism and has already generated campaign banners.

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The irony of suggesting someone couldn’t be a member of congress because of their grammar despite the fact that the president you so vehemently support uses nothing higher than 3rd-grade level diction 🤦🏾‍♂️grammatical skills ≠ intelligence,” another supporter tweeted at Robinson and Cardi. “Let me tell you something cause every time I post anything political I get attack all type of crazy,” Cardi later tweeted. “If you are a conservative & if you support a opposite party that’s OK( unless you racist)we can get into friendly debates on here voice your opinion… And I’ll voice mines HOWEVER don’t try me and don’t take my kindness for weakness.I BE VIOLATING!!! I don’t really like being on that type of time. We grown! Let’s be grown. Lets teach and learn.”

In conclusion, in the words of another Twitter user, “If Donald Trump is the president of the United States right now I don’t see why Cardi B can’t be a politician.”

READ: Cardi B Made A Video With Bernie Sanders And It’s Not Totally What We Expected But It’s Still Vital

Cardi B Is Releasing A New Album In 2020 And She Just Posted A Sneak Peek

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Cardi B Is Releasing A New Album In 2020 And She Just Posted A Sneak Peek

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Cardi B’s career has absolutely skyrocketed since she exploded onto the scene in 2017. Of course, she had already been around for awhile before releasing “Bodak Yellow,” appearing regularly on VH1’s reality series Love and Hip Hop: New York in pursuit of big music dreams (she also released two mixtapes long before her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 2018). In 2019, Cardi B took her career up a notch, serving as a judge on Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow and making her acting debut alongside J Lo and Constance Wu in Hustlers.

And although fans are excited that she’s been exploring other creative opportunities, several folks are starting to get restless for more music. Fortunately for them, the NYC rapper confirmed that a new album is due to arrive sometime in 2020, sharing a brief clip of her upcoming single on Twitter last week.

While Friday, January 10 is Global Release Day for music, few artists actually participate, and Cardi B’s album is no exception—while little is known about the upcoming LP, it is unlikely to appear right away. In the meantime, fans have enjoyed the two singles she’s dropped since Invasion of Privacy: “Press” and “Please Me,” though Cardi B told Billboard that she’s hoping to embrace a different sound with her new album.

“It has evolved a lot, especially because I’ve been listening to different types of music,” she said. “But . . . there’s the challenge of it. Because there’s certain types of music that I want to do, but I feel like—is people interested in that? I feel like things have changed . . . but I cannot just go with what’s hot. I still gotta do what I want to do.”

That approach seemed to work out for Cardi B’s first album which, in addition to topping the Billboard 200, earned her a Grammy for best rap album (and making her the first solo female rapper to win in that category). But even if the rapper is trying to stay true to her vision, she’s not trying to replicate what she achieved with Invasion of Privacy. Referring to that record, she told Billboard: “I was going with what I want people to hear, and what I like, so that’s what I’m doing now,” adding, “I’m just having fun in the studio, because if you think, ‘My first album was like this, I gotta have the same recipe,’ it’s just not gonna work.”

And in spite of another acting role in Fast and Furious 9—as well as another lead film role that the rapper mentioned, but wasn’t at liberty to describe—Cardi B is devoting as much time as possible to the production of her new album.

“My album is on my mind 24/7,” she said. “It’s practically all I’m focusing on.”

The news of Cardi B’s upcoming album is also accompanied by another major milestone: Invasion of Privacy currently sits at No. 56 on the Billboard Top 200, meaning that Cardi B is tied with Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill for the longest-charting debut album by a female rapper in history. Miseducation occupied its place on the charts for 91 weeks, and it appears as though Invasion of Privacy just might break that record.

In addition to winning Cardi B a record-breaking Grammy, Invasion of Privacy also earned a nomination for Album of the Year. The single “I Like It” won a nomination for Record of the Year and “Be Careful” earned a nomination for Best Rap Performance. With such a hard-hitting debut, Cardi B’s sophomore album has a lot of hype to live up to—but when asked about the legacy of “Bodak Yellow,” the hit that started it all, Cardi B seemed proud of her past success, alluding to great optimism and enthusiasm for what’s to follow.

“It’s just the littest song of ever,” she said about the song. “Every party, every New Year, every Cinco de Mayo, every Thanksgiving, it’s just that type of song that you want to play to turn the party up . . . It’s that song that makes you feel like that b–ch, that girl. ‘Bodak Yellow’ is that girl.”

So if “Bodak Yellow” is “that girl,” what kind of bops can we expect from album number 2? The sneak preview above gives us a bit of an idea, and Cardi B’s statement last fall about naming her next album Tiger Woods—which she has since dismissed as a joke—might also offer some clues about the vibes of her upcoming record.

“I think I’m going to name my album Tiger Woods . . . because, remember when everybody was talking sh*t on Tiger Woods . . . and then he f*cking came and won that green jacket? That’s what I’m going to name my album.”