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Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ Knocked Taylor Swift Off Number One On The Billboard Chart

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Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” just reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first person of Dominican descent and only the second female solo rapper to reach the coveted top spot. It’s the first time a female rapper has hit number one since Lauryn Hill for “Doo-Wop (That Thing)” back in 1998.

Cardi B recently went to Atlantic records to pick up her platinum plaque for “Bodak Yellow,” and according to her Instagram account, was surprised by all of her friends, family, and even coworkers from back in her strip clubs days. It’s a big day for the Trinidadian-Dominican from the Bronx.

Cardi B was surprised by friends and family when she arrived at the Atlantic Records offices to pick up her platinum plaque.

“Talking bout they needed a meeting when I hit platinum and I’m #1 on Billboard, and they surprised me with my family!” Cardi B says in the above video she posted on the day she made history.

If you watch it until the end, you can see Cardi B’s grandma, who she once taught how to twerk, repping in the crowd.

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She’s so proud! ?

Cardi B descended the stairs and gave a very Cardi B address to the crowd, with a subtle nod to Taylor Swift.

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If you’ve been paying attention, Cardi B recently promised that if her song went to #1, she’d release a new single.

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So, now that “Bodak Yellow” topped Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” for the number one spot, will Cardi B be keeping her promise to release new music? She spoke to Billboard about it…

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If Cardi B pushes her album back to November, she’d be competing against Taylor Swift, who is also set to drop her new project in November. Maybe she’s enjoying the competition with Taylor Swift.

More than anything, Cardi B is grateful for hitting number one. In tear-streaked mascara, Cardi B thanked her fans, shouting in an airport from the excitement.

Standard behavior from the star.

May the fairy tale continue…

Get it Cardi!


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READ: Cardi B Reminds Us That Latinos Have A Complicated Relationship To The N-Word


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Diego Luna Takes A Knee On 'Conan' And Gets Emotional About Mexico Earthquake

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Diego Luna Takes A Knee On ‘Conan’ And Gets Emotional About Mexico Earthquake

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Mexican actor Diego Luna appeared on “Conan” last night and relayed his experience with the earthquake that hit central Mexico on Sept. 19. It was the first televised interview that Luna has given since he began relief efforts to help those affected by the quake. He also spoke in depth about why he and his pal Gael Garcia Bernal decided to create their own fundraiser for Mexico, which made the interview take a more political tone.

Luna said he experienced the big earthquake that hit Mexico in 1985, and revealed that he happened to be in Mexico City this for this quake as well. Luna said due to his previous experience, he felt somewhat prepared for big earthquakes and even tried to lighten the mood by telling jokes after they had all gotten outside. It wasn’t until the earthquake was over that Luna was able to take in how much destruction was caused by the quake.

“It was so scary and devastating, and we ran out and there was a building that fell — like, half a block away from where we were,” said Luna. “The beautiful thing is you would imagine people would be running away from this cloud, you know? But here it was the opposite. Everyone running towards the cloud to trying to get there to save someone, to save a dog. to try to see if there was anything you could do to help those what were — that were there.”

Luna said he and Gael Garcia Bernal started the grassroots relief efforts because the Mexican people cannot count on the government.

Luna said watching Mexicans come together to help each other moments after the earthquake hit was a beautiful thing to witness, which some might not expect by a country infamous for crime and fraud. “It happens in such a corrupt country like ours where you know the Mexican government won’t get there, so it has to be you. Everyone is helping. Everyone has solidarity. Everyone is caring about each other… it’s the Mexico I feel proud of, it’s the Mexico that I belong to.”

Luna said the money collected through his fundraiser is going directly to the people.

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Luna said they’ve created a team of people that will thoroughly investigate which organizations need the most help and make sure the money goes directly there.

“This is not a thing that ends in a week, or two, or three,” Luna said, adding, “There’s still buildings in Mexico that haven’t been rebuilt from the earthquake in 85. So it’s going to take time.” He added, “We need a lot of money, and we hope you can donate and be part of this beautiful effort to give love to those who today lost everything.”

During the interview, while Luna was talking about the corruption in Mexico, Conan O’Brien took a light-hearted jab at the Trump administration, saying: “Unlike this country, where we trust our government.”

“Should I go on one knee?” Luna asked. “I don’t want to get kicked off your show.”

This exchange prompted Luna to take a knee.

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He kneeled for a while as the audience clapped, and O’Brien made a joke saying “people tuning in right now think you are proposing.” Luna quickly got up.

Click here to learn more about his fundraiser and to donate.

READ: Frida The Mexican Rescue Dog Has Been Honored As A Piñata And It’s The Cutest

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