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People Stared At J.Lo’s Butt, Cardi B Was A Walking Period, And More Things You’ll Only See At The Met Gala

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If you missed the highly exclusive 2019 Met Gala last night, not to worry–we’ll always have the chisme. Last year, Cardi attended the infamous Gala for the first time dressed like royalty, and gave us all the Nicki Minaj drama we wanted.

This year, Katy Perry struggled to get a hamburger suit on, fans are arguing over whether Cardi most resembles a period or Nicki Minaj’s gown last year, and so much more bizarre drama went down. Vamos a ver.

Behold: Queen Cardi.

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Rumor has it that it took 35 designers a collective 2,000 hour to sew this dress together. It also took four men to hold up her train, following her wherever she went last night.

Of course, the Bardi Gang took to Twitter to talk about Nicki Minaj’s outfit.

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Was there ever a feud? Probably, a little bit, yes, but the fanships are at war over it. Who do you think looked more on the camp theme? Tbh, Nicki Minaj told one reporter that the “interpretation” of camp in her outfit is on her designer.

Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj fans are saying that Cardi B just remixed two previous Met Gala dresses.

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It’s true that Cardi B’s dress was a showstopper, and some Twitter folks are wishing they could nap under what they think looks like the most comfortable duvet ever.

Other folks are applauding Cardi’s take on “Uterine Lining Eleganza.”

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Twitter, you are a trip. Cardi B once said, “Never Again” for being mistaken as a vagina, so she went one step further. We can’t wait to see her Instagram story about how we shouldn’t make her red dress about periods.

The fanart is here because it has been 24 hours so there has been enough time.

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“Cardi B #MetaGala appreciation post.”

Honestly, this is the most solid way to portray her period-inspired dress. This is either a way for Cardi B to take a big stand for women, or she was just really digging a red dress this day.

Honestly, once again, Cardi is lifting up women.

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Whether she knows it or not, women are loving this look and honoring their periods all over Twitter. So far, Cardi hasn’t acknowledged this trend.

Also, did Offset and Cardi sext over the Internet?

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Their music is one ode to sexting, but dang, these newlyweds are living their best life. We ship a man who publicly, in all caps, worships his “wifey.” Good for them keeping their relationship alive and fresh in the 21st century.

This anonymous man was caught red-handed staring at J.Lo’s booty.

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The Internet is currently deeply relating to his experience. They are also trying to figure out who the young man is that risked it all for a quick glimpse of the singer’s backside.

J.Lo savagely walked right past a struggling Katy Perry trying to don a hamburger costume?

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She’s too in character with Camp to deal with these outlandish shenanigans. Also, she is already slaying her look so why would she take the time to help someone get into their hamburger suit?

Salma Hayek kissed Jared Leto’s creepy doppelgänger head, as one would.

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It’s camp, so we don’t really know what’s going on here, but it seems as if Jared Leto brought a replica of his entire head with him. Who hasn’t wanted to do this to make sure everyone in the room knows who the best dressed it?

Salma and Penelope Cruz’s best friendship seems stronger than ever.

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These two spent the night hanging out with each other and staring into each other’s beautiful brown eyes. We stan a sun goddess and a moon goddess coming together as one.

Camila Mendes and novio Charles Melton made their Met Gala couple debut.

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We’re all wishing anyone would look at us the way these two lovebirds look at each other. That’s a wrap, until next year!

READ: These Are The Top Met Gala Looks That Left Us All Gasping As Latinos Took The Pink Carpet

Latinas Have Always Pushed The Envelope When It Comes To The Acrylic Nails Game

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Latinas Have Always Pushed The Envelope When It Comes To The Acrylic Nails Game

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Acrylic nails have been a long-time fashion staple. Many of us have those early memories of a tía, a vecina, mom, etc., rocking the long red nails. Today, fake nails are not just a passing fad, but they have become an essential part of pop-culture, wearable art. Most famously, Cardi B (who has worn acrylics since before she was famous and has remained loyal to her same nail artist Jenny Bui) is one of the celebrities that has captivated the world which her famous “sets” which, no doubt, has inspired millions of fans.

Acrylic nails have always and will continue to be a woman’s strongest style accessory.

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One of the most iconic sets is part of a special exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. Back in the 90s, Lil Kim (the original Queen Bee) asked her manicurist – celebrity nail artist Bernadette Thompson – to add something different to the nail design for a photoshoot for the Junior M.A.F.I.A. single “Get Money.” Thinking on her feet, Thompson cut up a dollar bill and…the rest is history. Thompson is credited with moving nail art into the world of high fashion since she often had to fight against editors of Vogue, and other big-name fashion magazines, to feature the nail designs worn by the artist.

They can tell any story you want and make any statement you can imagine.

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However, acrylics have been here long before celebrities and Instagram. One of the most famous manicures has even held Olympic gold, thanks to Hall of Famer, Florence Griffith Joyner. “Flo Jo” – still considered the fastest women in history – not only was she an iconic Olympian, but she was also known for her distinctive fierce style and nails.

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If we look at the history of nail art, India is the first to put color on the map in 5000 B.C. and are credited with being the ones to dip fingertips in red henna, a practice which is still seen today.

Different cultures across the world have incorporated acrylic nails.

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But where did the concept of acrylic nails come from? The earliest traces can be found somewhere around 3000 B.C between Egypt and China. We can thank ancient Egyptians for almost every aspect of the beauty and cosmetics that we use today. They also introduced the notion of associating red with power and nobility. Noblemen and women would use berries to add red hues to their nails and if anyone from the lower class was caught with red nails, they were put to death. It is believed that the ancient royal Egyptians used ivory, gold, and bone to create extensions of their nails. Shorter nails implied that you needed your hands available to work, therefore, longer nails became a symbol of status, wealth and non-laboring hands.

Around the same time period, the ancient Chinese were the first to make a “permanent color stain” that would taint nails the same as nail polish does today. Here is also where we have the closest example to modern-day acrylics. The earliest dynasties created elaborate “fingernail guards” which gave the appearance of exaggerated long nails. The nail extensions were made of gold and precious gems; and as with the ancient Egyptians, long nails became a symbol of a someone that did not need their hands free for manual labor and therefore became a symbol of the ruling class. The ornate nails were usually worn on one hand, covering each finger (except the thumb) and only the most elite wore fingernail guards on both hands.

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In both Egypt and China, higher-ranking men and kings also sported the acrylics and nail polish. When King Tut’s tomb was discovered in 1922, among his treasures they found the royal red nail coloring still in a sealed bottle, and the paint was still good.

Ancient Greece also got in on early acrylic nails. They believed in the healing energy of the moon and favored the appearance of moon shape nails. Greek women would place pistachio nut shells over their nails and in order to give a pleasing round appearance.

In South America, the Incas of Peru, are said to have been the first to have actually created nail art, by adding a decorative element – an eagle – to their nails.

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Over time, artificial nails were slowly making their way throughout Europe and eventually made their way across the ocean.

In 1934, Dr. Maxwell Lappe – a dentist from Chicago – was working on a remedy to help his patients who bit their nails. Mixing two dental acrylic products – liquid and powder – he created Nu Nails. The mixture was thick and heavy, meant to create a hard nail protective covering.

However, these are the first official artificial nails documented in modern history.

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During the 1930s, starlets –  like Greta Garbo –  often tried to create their own “nail extensions” by wrapping foil around their fingers and then painting the foil red.

In 1957, twenty years after Nu Nails, another dentist – Dr. Frederick Slack – made a breakthrough. As the story goes, he broke his own nail and in order to create a temporary fix, he used dental acrylic and aluminum foil, and accidentally invented the first sculpted acrylic nail. The Slack family went on launch the modern acrylic nail industry and has since created several innovative products, including the first non-yellowing bonding formula, which is still used today.

The nail game is constantly growing and evolving.  Today, we are in an acrylic boom again, nails are not only a part of our fashion, but they can also be part of the larger conversation.

Your set can reflect your politics, religion, heritage etc.

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Acrylic nails and nail art aren’t going anywhere, they have been here since the days of B.C. and will most likely continue to always be part of our human story. Although women of color in the United States are often chastised for wearing long and elaborate nails, it has never stopped us from doing so, nor should it. We are walking in the traditions of ancient royals and nobility – men and women – so continue to hold your head high, pick your colors, add some bling and don’t be shy; tú dale, and make the ancient world proud…live boldly.

READ: Cardi B’s Blinged Out Nails Have Inspired Reebok New Dazzling Limited-Edition Shoe

Cardi B Blows Up Instagram As She Shares Her Opinion On Best Lighting Options For Sex

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Cardi B Blows Up Instagram As She Shares Her Opinion On Best Lighting Options For Sex

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Would you even be surprised to hear that Cardi B is at it again – this time talking about the best lighting to have during sex? Probably not. In classic Cardi B style, she took to Instagram to set the record straight, and give everyone the low-down on how we should be having sex. Because we all know that in the modern age, the best way to get your message across on the important things is via the glorious Insta feed.

As any true sex aficionado, Cardi gave us all the reasons why we shouldn’tuse certain lighting.

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She begins by explaining why a fully-lit room can ruin the mood. ”If I see a pimple on a n**** face, it distract me from cumming because now I wanna pop the pimple … I can’t focus at all,” she said. Clearly, Cardi B is one of those people who can watch one of those Youtube vids showing pimples getting popped in graphic detail, without getting squicked out over it. More power to her – except for when she’s in bed, obviously.

Next, Cardi brought out the next point in her argument: that there’s no way you wanna be banging when it’s pitch black.

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”You know you start seeing monsters when it’s too dark and sh*t. Oh, b*tch, I’m scared I wanna get out of here,” she explained. Okay, so now somehow we’re not only getting hints and tips on getting the best out of our time in the bedroom, we’re also learning more about Cardi B. She’s afraid of the dark? Man, it’s time for her to invest in some cute lil fairy lights or something. We all know that even though that hipster aesthetic is hella adorable, it was really made for people who aren’t a fan of the dark.

And then, Cardi B schooled us on how we should be setting the mood when we’re in the bedroom.

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“You know when you’re in the club, when that blue light is on and everyone looks beautiful … you look beautiful when the TV light is on,” she said. And you know what, she’s not wrong. There’s something to be said about the dim lighting that a television can provide. After all, “Netflix and chill” was invented for a reason, right? And now it’s evolved beyond just being a simple pickup line, into an actual phenomenon, thanks to Cardi B.

But, this brings up more questions: is it possible for whatever’s on TV to be too distracting?

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For us hippies out here: would a lava lamp suffice? What about sound coming from the TV? Are we going to ignore the initial awkwardness of getting hot and heavy with someone, to then fiddling with the lights and turning on the television? If Cardi’s gonna argue this, then she’s gonna need to go all out and really explore the topic with us. We. Need. Answers. And if this turns into a series on Insta, we’re breaking out the popcorn.

Anyway, as you’ve probably already guessed, things are blowing up on Insta and on Twitter.

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The comments were alive with people applauding Cardi for sharing a universal truth. It’s now a fact, babes.

Some of these comments though…

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Others were surprised that what should be a sexy night in can turn into a full-on ghost story for our girl.

Maybe not too surprising, Cardi B had her supporters online.

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Chances are Cardi isn’t the first one to have discovered the benefit of a blue light, with some fans applauding her statement and making them feel seen.

Things were a bit different on Twitter, though.

It probably doesn’t help that Cardi also took to Twitter to share her thoughts on spitting and sex – and suddenly everyone had to Tweet their thoughts on what was going on behind the scenes for Cardi B. This led some to inquire about the health of Cardi and Offset’s relationship. We can answer this now, for you: they’re doing fine, of course – Cardi’s got the whole TV lighting thing sorted, after all!

Others had a bit of a giggle – because Cardi B was doing what Cardi does best. No, not rapping – chatting about sex online!

A fan or two couldn’t help but think about what Cardi’s comments meant for Cardi and Offset’s sex life. 

At the end of the day Cardi B is out here doing God’s work, since she’s destigmatizing women having a sexual appetite, one Instagram rant at a time. Thanks, Cardi. And for those of you who are curious about the original post, we’ve got it right herefor you. Yeah, you’re welcome.