Updated: 8/20/18, 5:05 p.m. EDT: Cardi B is reportedly not performing at the 2018 MTV Awards, but will be opening the show.
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.
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.
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.
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”…
You know why I’m here.
Belcalis Almanzar, professionally known as Cardi B, has been riding the radio waves for months now on feature after feature, as well as her own hit singles that have been dropped like so many breadcrumbs leading us up to the release of her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, this Friday, April 6.
Cardi B’s much-anticipated first studio album, Invasion of Privacy, drops in less than two weeks, and if that’s too long for you to wait to get your first official
bird boss anthem of 2018, the rapper is here to whet your appetite with some visuals.