News of Cardi B topping the Billboard Hot 100 charts rippled far and wide. Fans lauded the accomplishment, sensing it was inevitable. Others were left wondering, “Who is Cardi B?” The bombastic Nicki Minaj doppelganger exploded on the scene with the hit single “Bodak Yellow” back in June. Over the banging beat by JWhiteDidThat, which critics seem to give a pass while slamming the Instagram stripper as unfit for leading her own “movement,” she spits, “you in the club just to party/I’m there, I get paid a fee.” The Christian Louboutin stiletto-wearing rapper goes on to say, “dropped two mixtapes in six months/what bitch working as hard as me?”



If art imitates life, there’s no denying she is going hard to craft her future. Cardi B gained mainstream exposure after first appearing on “Love & Hip Hop,” and now has millions of fans. The “Bodak Yellowvideo on YouTube has garnered more than 170 million views. Even Janet Jackson is feeling the cut; she used “Bodak Yellow” as a transitional dance track on her State of the World Tour. Some are calling Cardi B a one-hit wonder, but she has made clear she’s “making money moves.” Topping the Billboard Hot 100 charts is but one for the new artist. See for yourself this Tuesday when Cardi B appears on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, NBC, Tuesday, September 26th 11:35 pm E/10:35 pm C.



Cardi B (“Bodak Black” video) topping the Billboard Hot 100 charts

Janet Jackson dancing to “Bodak Black” on State of the World Tour

All black artists on this week of television talk shows:

Monday September 25th
Jussie Smollett on “Live with Kelly & Ryan”
Viola Davis on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Sterling K. Brown on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”
Sterling K. Brown on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
Chance the Rapper on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson on “The View”
Aisha Tyler on “Steve”
Aisha Tyler on “Conan”
Ronreaco Lee on “The Real”
Tuesday September 26th
G-Eazy ft. Cardi B on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”
Nia Long on “Steve”
Taye Diggs on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”
Michelle Buteau on “Harry”
Terrence Howard on “Harry”
Rick Fox on “The Real”
Wednesday September 27th
Sterling K. Brown on “Watch What Happens Live”
Kofi Siriboe on “The Wendy Williams Show”
Tyler the Creator on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”
Christina Milian on “The Real”
Craig Robinson on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”
Thursday September 28th
Nischelle Turner on “The Talk”
Chandra Wilson on “Steve”
Jamie Foxx on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”
Tamar Braxton on “The Wendy Williams Show”
Jay Pharoah on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”
Jennifer Hudson on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”
Friday September 29th
Jussie Smollett on “Harry”
LL Cool J on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”
Annie Ilonzeh on “Steve”
Richard T. Jones on “The Talk”
Ms. Pat on “Harry”
Terry Crews on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”
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