Hey, y’all. It’s me, Monique Judge, reporting to you live as The Root’s Cardi B bureau chief. By now you know that if my queen even breathes a little heavily, I will be right here on The Grapevine to tell y’all all about it, so here we go, babies.
Azealia Banks, “the poster child for self-destruction,” continues to sow her seeds of dissension by calling out yet another black woman in entertainment for some politically impossible standard of blackness that she herself cannot live up to.
“It’s just exciting, all the time. All the time, it’s like, ‘Oh, I want ice cream cake!’”
Monday night’s 2018 Met Gala in New York City was an incredible opportunity for deeply spiritual fashion moments. The theme? “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” But while the theme was ripe with possibility, some of our faves fell—dare we say it?—a bit short on delivery.
Being the daughter of the first black president of the United States comes with certain privileges, one of which appears to be getting to hang out with Cardi B at her last tour performance before the rap superstar gives birth to Cardi C (or, perhaps, Onset, if it’s a boy).
Behind every great woman is a man waiting to take credit for her success, and our new fave, Cardi B, is no exception.
Cardi B has been going full throttle throughout her pregnancy, dropping her first studio album, Invasion of Privacy, and performing seemingly nonstop. Now the rapper and breakout star has announced that she’ll be canceling her performances until the fall.
True confession: I fell in love with Christian Siriano the moment I first saw one of his designs come down the Project Runway catwalk in season 4, circa 2008. One look at his impeccable craftsmanship and decadent detailing, and I was a goner—and so was the competition, which might have made for a very dull season were…
The people’s champ, Sen. Bernie Sanders, isn’t a stranger to rap; he’s name-checked Jay-Z and kicks it with Run the Jewels rapper-turned-unlikely National Rifle Association pitchman Killer Mike. And now the liberal politician has retweeted the empress of now and snatcher of hip-hop fitteds: Cardi B.
Yeah, yeah ... we know, we know: Can we go five minutes without focusing on Cardi B? Ask the Russia-based manicurist who decided to go full Invasion of Privacy by reinterpreting the cover of the gold-selling album as 3D nail art, complete with a swiveling head.
Did you immediately catch the reference? The asymmetrical ponytails, sideswept bangs and all-white-everything trouser-and-duster ensemble—complete with the chiffon insets? Cardi B may have opted to keep her pregnant midriff under wraps, but did her Coachella look remind you of anyone in particular?
After releasing two songs on Thursday, rapper Nicki Minaj reignited her feud with the current princess of rap, Cardi B, because—if we’re being honest—we kinda forgot about the black female Max Headroom of hip-hop once we met Cardi.
“Money Bag,” indeed: Cardi B continues to make money moves, riding her wave of success into multiple streams of income like a true G. This week, it was announced that—aside from Cardi’s pregnancy—we can expect another bundle of joy from the entertainer; she’s teaming up with fast-fashion fave Fashion Nova to bring us…
If you’re tired of Cardi B, I suggest that you avert your eyes, cover your ears, back away from the computer, and retreat to a remote and abandoned island for the foreseeable future, because at this point, it’s Cardi’s world and we’re just living in it.
When you get the opportunity to chat with Denzel Washington, you take it. The legendary actor is starring in Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, a Broadway revival directed by another legend, George C. Wolfe. And because of this Broadway blessing, Denzel is doing press rounds.
Cardi B dropped her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, on Friday, and it is already certified gold. She was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live the next night and revealed her baby bump during her final performance—much to the delight of her fans everywhere. On Monday night, she was the first ever co-host on The …
We may well be living in the “Cult of Cardi B.” Is there any other way to explain the meteoric rise of Belcalis Almanzar? With her self-professed “broken English,” shameless hustle and streetwise wit, she has continued to work her way into our hearts—while skyrocketing to the top of the charts.
Our based hustle queen Cardi B continues to make money moves and collect her money bag and, in general, make history. On Monday night, the rapper, who just dropped her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, and confirmed her pregnancy, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, becoming the first official co-host…
In a since-deleted post on Instagram, Azealia Banks, the poster child for self-destruction, launched another attack on hip-hop’s newest female superstar, Cardi B.
I like Cardi B a lot. Who doesn’t? It’s almost impossible not to enjoy her brand of in-your-face in-your-faceism. She keeps it real, and that authenticity has endeared her to folks near and far. When “Bodak Yellow” dropped and broke records and wormholed its way into your subconscious—I actually can’t just say “moves”…