May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so our minds have been deeply invested in taking care—of ourselves, our hearts and minds, and of each other. So the timing really couldn’t have been better for Cardi B to debut the video for “Be Careful,” one of our favorite singles on her chart-topping album, Invasion of Privacy.
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.
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?
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.
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.