Despite Harsh Criticism ‘Cardi B’ Makes ” Money Moves “
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 Yellow” video 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: