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

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!


[H/T] Billboard

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


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Cardi B Files Trademark For ‘Bardi Beauty’ After Hinting That She Wants to Launch Her Own Makeup Line

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Cardi B Files Trademark For ‘Bardi Beauty’ After Hinting That She Wants to Launch Her Own Makeup Line

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Cardi B doesn’t stop hustling. Recently, the Bronx-born rapper filed legal documents to trademark the phrase “Bardi Beauty”. That means that Cardi B is thinking of getting into the makeup and beauty game.

So, in essence, Cardi B is planning a full takeover of the beauty industry. And we can’t wait! Cardi B’s past red carpet and photoshoot looks have practically broken the internet with their creativity and innovation.

This trademark filing comes to no surprise to fans who have been closely following the rapper’s business life. Cardi B has been teasing the idea of releasing a beauty line for years. Just last month, Cardi claimed that she wanted to start a haircare line for Afro-Latinas.

Earlier this year, Cardi announced on Instagram: “This year I will be coming out with a hair[care] line that I been working on at home for my hair and my daughter’s.”

“Being Hispanic/Latina don’t make your hair long, don’t make your skin light, or don’t make your face features slim, [e]specially Latin countries from the Caribbean islands,” she further explained on Twitter. “DNA [has] something to do with your hair, not your nationality.

“Bardi Beauty” would be one of many business spin-offs that Cardi would commit her time to. It was only a matter of time before she went the beauty route with Bardi Beauty.

The Grammy-winning rapper already has had massive success collaborating with brands like Reebok, Steve Madden, and Fashion Nova.

Fellow music jefas Rihanna and Selena Gomez have created lucrative beauty brands like Fenty Beauty and Rare Beauty to great fanfare. In fact, creating a beauty brand to go along with her music brand seems like a natural thing for Cardi B to do.

Let’s hope that Bardi Beauty will take the Fenty Beauty route and create products for people of different races, ethnicities, and skin colors.

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Cardi B Calls Out Politician For Rehashing ‘WAP’ Grammy Performance Instead Of Police Brutality

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Cardi B Calls Out Politician For Rehashing ‘WAP’ Grammy Performance Instead Of Police Brutality

The nation is focused on racial injustice and police brutality while some politicians kept their heads in the sand. One of those politicians was Rep. Glenn Grothman.

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) is still out here talking about Cardi B.

Cardi B performed her hit song “WAP” featuring Megan thee Stallion at this year’s Grammys. The rapper decided to take the song out of the running for awards but still delivered a showstopping performance. The Grammys were held on March 14, 2021 and some conservative politicians are discussing the performance more than a month later.

“I’ve received some complaints in my office, and rightfully so, about Cardi B and the Grammys,” Rep. Grothman said on the House floor. “They wonder why we are paying the FCC if they feel this should be in living rooms across the nation. Wake up, FCC, and begin to do your job. The moral decline of America is partly due to your utter complacency.”

Cardi B was having none of it.

The verdict in the Derek Chauvin case was announced on April 20, the same day that Ma’Khia Bryant was shot and killed by police. Yet, Rep. Grothman takes time to discuss a month-old musical performance. Cardi B was not having it and she made it known.

In her tweet, Cardi B calls out the politician blatantly bringing up a nonissue to distract from what was happening in the U.S. Instead, Rep. Grothman uses his constituents to distract from police brutality terrorizing the Black community.

She then used the moment to remind people of how important it is to go out and vote.

Cardi B has been a political voice for a few years and it surprised people when she first started to use her voice. She has interviewed presidential candidates and taken a strong stand on several hot button issues.

She used the moment to remind people that if they want to change this they have to vote. These people are elected by people and hold their positions of power because of voters who turn out. In order to change representation you do not like, you have to vote and organize people to vote.

A Democratic Wisconsin group asked for Cardi B to highlight the work they are doing.

You can’t really blame them for shooting their shot, right?

READ: Cardi B Tells Joe Biden to Get ‘Spicy’ in a Series of Videos Posted to Her Instagram

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