The annual New York City Dominican Day parade has grown exponentially since it started back in 1982 as a series of small celebrations throughout Washington Heights. It was a fairly small parade at its inception. But now as Dominicans are poised to become the largest Latino minority in New York City, hundreds of thousands make sure to come out to the parade. With their population on the rise, recent break out rap star Cardi B. knew she had to be at the parade to represent. Of Trinidadian and Dominican decent and a South Bronx Native, Cardi B. was there in full effect, wearing a Dominican flag themed outfit, bandana, flag, and a float. She was lit.
Cardi B. made sure to show up at this year’s Dominican Day Parade and sing her hit song “Bodak Yellow” along the entire route.
Cardi B came through with the spanish version of Bodak Yellow for the Dominican Day Parade. pic.twitter.com/D2xsVrpxfp
— Alyinas (@alyinas) August 13, 2017
This Spanglish version seems to be official with Cardi B. tweeting that she’s dropping the parade version this week.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 14, 2017
Which couldn’t come at a better time as the dancer turned rapper moved up the Apple Music charts to the number one spot across all genres.
NUMBER #1 on Apple Music ALL GENRES .Thank you everybody.Thanks BARDIGANG pic.twitter.com/37l7LgSip3
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 13, 2017
As well as cracking into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
— billboard (@billboard) August 14, 2017
She really did seem to enjoy herself and her new found rap-fame.
Cardi is ready for the Dominican Day Parade pic.twitter.com/8fMuAERsZi
— Daily Cardi (@DailyCardi) August 13, 2017
Many of the parade goers seemed to know her lyrics by heart.
Which is no surprise. Her fans knew all the words when she performed at MoMA’s P.S. 1 performance space the previous day.
She ended the day in Cardi B. fashion, with a comedic Instagram post for her fans that are used to her IDGAF attitude.
We can’t wait to hear that new Spanglish version of “Bodak Yellow,” and the wild things she’s going to say next. 🤣