Cardi B is having an amazing year. She’s hit number one on the charts, beating Hot 100 Billboard juggernaut Taylor Swift and Puerto Rican reggaeton sensation “Despacito.” (Remember that song?) Cardi followed that up with performances at the VMAs and on late night comedy shows. She’s just everywhere and we can’t get enough of her. With an album around the corner, how much better could things be getting for the Dominican-Trinidadian rapper from the Bronx? A lot better, it turns out — with a capital “Bey.”
This week, Twitter account “@TheBeyHive” sent out this screenshot from Cardi B’s sound engineer Michael Ashby.
Cardi B’s engineer AshByMix teases a possible Beyoncé collaboration for Cardi’s upcoming album on Instagram! 🔥🔥🔥👀 pic.twitter.com/H77xyq1Kgd
— THE BEYHIVÉ (@TheBeyHiveTeam) October 23, 2017
The image is a screenshot from Ashby’s Instagram story (@ashbymix), showing what appears to be a track called “Cardi B N Beyonce Demo.” The image is accompanied by the caption “Wow this feature is big 💯.” The picture isn’t quite confirmation that Beyoncé will appear on Cardi B’s forthcoming album — it was later deleted from Ashby’s Instagram story — but it has given fans hope that the collaboration is fact and not fantasy.
Furthering fans’ hopes is an apology Ashby sent out shortly after.
Cardi B, who met Beyoncé earlier this year, told the Associated Press: “I’m surprised Beyoncé liked me. Ah! I met Beyoncé!” She also mentioned that her album was scheduled to drop in October but said she was considering pushing it back to November due to the mounting pressure to get it perfect.
What could make her album more perfect than a Beyoncé feature?
We’ll just have to wait and see.