Silhouette Challenge went viral because of Cardi B in the TikTok Trend.
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Cardi B is hopping on the TikTok trend train. Recently, a new TikTok trend called the “Silhouette Challenge” went viral in which users dance sexily to “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” by Paul Anka and “Streets” by Doja Cat while emphasizing their body’s silhouette with a red Snapchat filter.
Never one to be behind the times, Cardi recently joined in on the Silhouette Challenge, but one-upped the entire internet by showing off her pole-dancing skills.
At the start of the video, Cardi enters the frame as her usual playful self, dressed in a robe with her hair in pin curls, “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” playing in the background. She makes a funny face at the camera before making her way to the pole in the middle of the room (side note–who knew Cardi B had a stripper pole installed in her house? We didn’t).
The video then transitions to the sexy song “Streets” by Doja Cat, and the filter changes to the requisite “Vin Rouge” filter. We’re then blessed with seeing Cardi spinning and dancing on the stripper pole–a site that we didn’t know that we needed.
Fans immediately went crazy over Cardi’s interpretation of the silhouette challenge, writing comments like: “ITS OVER YALL SHE WON AND OWNS THIS TREND” and “Cardi went back to her old days”.
Needless to say, the challenge makes you look hot–a department that, let’s be honest, Cardi has never struggled with.
Ayeeeeee!!!! @iamcardib went back to her stripper roots for her silhouette challenge ❤️— multifaceted✨ (@prime_icy) February 4, 2021
Cardi has always been open about her past history as a stripper and is a pro at pole dancing–an artform that is not as easy as it looks (as JLo will tell you).
“Would people feel some type of way if I was a cashier-turned-rapper?” she said in a 2017 interview with The Guardian about her past life.
“People want me to be so full of shame that I used to dance. I would never be ashamed of it. I made a lot of money, I had a good time and it showed me a lot – it made me open my eyes about how people are, how men are, about hunger and passion and ambition.”
Cardi has also been outspoken about how being a sexual being and being a good mother aren’t mutually exclusive.
When she was criticized for being “hypocritical” for turning off “WAP” when her daughter came into the room, she defended herself from the haters.
“Ya needs to stop with this already!” she wrote on Twitter. “I’m not Jojo Siwa! I don’t make music for kids, I make music for adults. Parents are responsible on what their children listen to or see. I’m a very sexual person but not around my child, just like every other parent should be.”
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