Credit: Cardi B / YouTube
“I used to live in the P’s / Now it’s a crib with a gate.”
Reality TV star-turned-rapper Cardi B is making a name for herself through hard work and being true to herself. It’s no secret that misogyny is prevalent in the rap community. In fact, rapper and record label empresario Rick Ross recently said he can’t sign women to record deals because he would end up “f-cking the female rapper.” So it isn’t too surprising that Cardi B decided to forge her own path into the industry.
Her latest song, “Bodak Yellow,” has been blowing up lately and people are here for it. On “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B boasts about pulling herself up and making a name for herself in the rap industry: “Look, I don’t dance now / I make money moves / Say I don’t gotta dance / I make money move.” The music video accompanying the song was posted to YouTube on June 24 and is already nearing 19 million views.
In the video, you see Cardi B in several different settings: lounging on the steps of a mansion with a cheetah, riding a camel in the desert and sitting at a VIP booth at a club with $100 bills raining around her. Apparently, that’s how you let all the haters know that you’ve come up.
On the iTunes chart, “Bodak Yellow” just passed “Despacito” and that’s kind of a big deal.
“Despacito” has been on everyone’s minds and even broke the global streaming record, racking up around 4.6 billion streams.
People are so loving Cardi B’s song that some are already considering it one of the songs of the year.
Bodak Yellow is one of the hardest songs of 2017 and I don't care what anyone else has to say about it
— Trevor Norris (@trevor_norris0) July 27, 2017
The beat is pretty sick. Even if you don’t like rap, something about this song just draws you in.
Cardi is even being hailed as the female rapper of the moment.
Bodak Yellow is better than anything Nicki Minaj has released in the last 5 years.
— . (@CAWBBBB) July 23, 2017
Ooof. You better hope Nicki doesn’t see this. We don’t need another 2015 VMA moment.
It is literal poetry to so many ears.
I really don't see a difference between Bodak Yellow, & Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou.
— Dean. (@OmarDeanII) July 23, 2017
Some people have reported that the song makes their bodies do strange things.
I am not responsible for what happens when bodak yellow comes on. Might just smack a hoe by accident, on purpose.
— Rockii. (@RockiiRoadd) July 25, 2017
Damn. This song must be lit to cause all of that.
It is *unofficially* being named the NYC anthem of the summer.
2014 – Shmurda
2015 – Milly Rock
2016 – Ooouuu
2017 – Bodak Yellow https://t.co/cEAd5umxvF
— Ira 🇦🇬 (@Bluyankee) July 25, 2017
This song is literally making people speechless and that is a beautiful thing.
literally screamed every word from bodak yellow every single time they played it last night. now i have no voice. smh
— sammie (@sammiegotink) July 27, 2017
You better werk, Cardi B!