The rapper’s debut Invasion of Privacy has become the longest-charting debut album from a female rapper in Billboard history. According to her label Atlantic Records, the project has spent a total of 92 weeks on the Billboard 200.
Invasion of Privacy, which was released on April 6, 2018, was certified triple platinum and spawned a pair of Hot 100 No. 1 hits, “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It.” Cardi also became the first solo female rapper to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album.
A grateful Cardi was humbled by the news. “Thank you everybody ! Hopefully by the time I put my second album out IOP still charting,” she wrote. “It will be dope to have two albums charting at the same time ! Ugh THE PRESSURE ! Thank you for the love.”
The Pepsi spokesperson is now prepping the follow-up for release this year. Earlier this month, she teased a new Wheezy-produced track that may appear on the project.
In her recent Vogue cover story, Cardi opened up about the highly-anticipated release. “So it’s scary because it’s like, now you got to top your first album, and then it’s like, damn. I wonder if people are gonna relate to the new things, to the new life, to the new shit that I gotta talk about now,” she told the magazine.
She is also considering a run for Congress. Taking to social media this week, the rapper shared her political aspirations. “I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress,” tweeted Cardi. “I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense. I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table.”
Cardi B is out here doing numbers. Rap skills aside, Cardi’s a bonafide hitmaker as we’ve seen time and time again since the release “Bodak Yellow.” Despite people doubting her longevity, her debut album Invasion Of Privacy surely didn’t disappoint. The 2018 album arrived with critical and commercial success, debuting at the top the Billboard 200 and receiving praise from music journalists and fans alike.
Now, the album already tied Lauryn Hill‘s The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill last week as the longest-running female rap debut but today, chartdata has ficially declared Invasion Of Privacy as the longest-charting debut album by a female rapper on the Billboard 200. Miseducation spent a 91-week stretch on the chart while Cardi has ficially hit her 92nd week. This shouldn’t be all that surprising considering Cardi’s album is also the highest streamed female album in Spotify’s history.
Although Invasion Of Privacy is still doing great numbers, fans are still anticipating the release her sophomore album. 2020 seems like it’ll be the year she follows up her debut, especially after teasing a new single. A few weeks back, Cardi revealed that her new single will be produced by Wheezy. There’s no set release date yet but we’re hoping that she’ll come through with some new music soon. Lord knows it’s been a minute since we’ve received some new Bardi.
With Thanksgiving taking place tomorrow night, airports are getting hectic and so are family households. Everyone is busy cooking up a storm in the kitchen, making sure that the turkey has been purchased, the mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese have been prepared, and the cranberry sauce is ready to go. We expect a ton Thanksgiving posts on social media from all our favorite celebrities in the coming day but there’s a high chance we won’t be seeing any photos rap superstar Cardi B prepping her family’s meal. Chatting with People, the “Bodak Yellow” sensation noted that she doesn’t believe her husband Offset‘s family would “trust” her to cook a tasty dinner for them.
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This holiday season, Cardi B is taking a trip to Atlanta, spending time at the Cephus household with her man and their baby Kulture. Bardi is admittedly looking forward to some family time with her in-laws but, when it comes to the actual meal being prepared, the recording artist isn’t too confident in her cooking abilities. She told the magazine that she would not be helping out in the kitchen, suggesting that Offset’s parents don’t exactly like when she prepares food for them. “I could help mash up the potatoes, know what I’m sayin’? Y’all want me to peel some vegetables, I’ll help you with that! I mean if y’all want me to cook a dish, I’ll do it. But I don’t guarantee it. I think I could do a really good mac and cheese. I don’t play with my mac and cheese either, so I feel like if I’m gonna go in and do it, I’m gonna do it good. But I don’t think they’re gonna trust me enough.”
Would you trust Cardi B to cook your Thanksgiving dinner?
The Internet tried really hard to pit Kash Doll and Cardi B against each other, as is ten the case for women in rap. It started back in 2017 with Kash Doll commenting on Cardi being given the Spirit Of Detroit Award, despite being from The Bronx. Kash, hailing from Detroit herself, felt a responsibility to use her platform to speak on behalf her city about how “disrespectful” it was to be bestow a nonnative with this honor. However, Kash has since clarified that she had no hard feelings against the “Bodak Yellow” rapper. The Internet tried to spin it that way, though.
Fast forward to 2019 and Kash is showing love to Cardi again, in case anyone was still unclear where they stand. Kash shared on Twitter that the two had a nice time hanging out last night. “It was so good to kick it wit cardi lastnight,” she wrote. “She cool af! A whole bunch misunderstandings but grown women can kick it and let that shit go! I fuck wit her.” She even emphasized that she “literally don’t have a problem with no one…” and endearingly stated “That’s my bitch period.”
A federal court in Miami has sentenced rapper Kodak Black to close to four years in prison on weapons charges, though this was considerably less than the 10-year sentence that he could have received.
After the rapper serves his 46 months, he will have to undergo another three years of court supervision.
In May of this year, Black — whose real name is Bill K. Kapri (though he was born Dieuson Octave) — was all set to perform at The Rolling Loud Music Festival in Miami Gardens’ Hard Rock Stadium when federal authorities took him into custody just before he was about to go on stage. That same month, prosecutors filed firearms charges against him, claiming that he falsified information on federal forms when purchasing three weapons. One of the weapons he bought illegally was later found at the scene of a shooting in Pompano Beach.
Because of his lengthy criminal record, a federal judge rescinded Black’s bail in the case, saying that we was a “.” Then, in August, the rapper pled guilty to two counts of knowingly making false and fictitious statements in order to acquire the firearms.
While Black has previously avoided lengthy jail time, in Florida alone he has been charged for drug and weapons possession, armed robbery, ual assault, probation violations and for fleeing from officers.
At the time of his May arrest, Black was on bond while awaiting trial in South Carolina on charges related to criminally ual conduct. A month before this, he was arrested at the Canadian border for possession of both marijuana and a Glock 9mm pistol. This led to a misdemeanor charge for the marijuana and yet another felony weapons charge.
Upon leaving detention on bail in that case, the rapper famously covered his face with hundred dollar bills.
In 2018, Kodak Black received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Song, for co-writing Cardi B’s single “Bodak Yellow.”
The rapper earns a seventh week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with “Truth Hurts.” The Cuz I Love You single ties Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX for longest-running No. 1 for a rap song by a female artist.
“Truth” first topped the Hot 100 in early September and spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1 before dropping to No. 2 when it was dethroned by Travis Scott’s “Highest in the Room,” which slides to No. 6 in its second week on the chart.
“Truth Hurts” is the first rap No. 1 on the Hot 100 for an unaccompanied female since Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” which spent three weeks on top in Oct. 2017. Lizzo becomes the sixth female rapper to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100 following Ms. Lauryn Hill (“Doo Wop (That Thing)”), Lil’ Kim (“Lady Marmalade”), Shawnna (“Stand Up”), Iggy Azalea (“Fancy”), and Cardi B (“Bodak Yellow”).
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Lizzo celebrated the historic milestone. “We… Are… Officially…. Tied w/ Fancy for longest female rap #1,” she wrote. “Thank you to everyone who streamed and guess what??? IF WE GET ONE MORE WEEK TRUTH HURTS WILL BE THE LONGEST RUNNING FEMALE RAP #1 OF ALL TIME.”
Her follow-up single “Good as Hell,” which originally appeared on her 2016 EP Coconut Oil, moves up four spots to No. 20 on the Hot 100.
Elsewhere, Post Malone’s “Circles” rises 6-4, while Chris Brown’s “No Guidance” featuring Drake jumps 7-5. Lil Tecca’s “Ran$om” moves 8-7 and Lil Nas X’s “Panini” climbs 10-9.
The top 10 also sees a new entry from Juice WRLD and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, whose collaboration “Bandit” rises 11-10 in its second week. It marks Juice WRLD’s second top 10 and NBA YoungBoy’s first.
“I always looked at it like it’d be dope to have balance and give everybody the same opportunity …]. I want Tierra Whack to have that same opportunity as everybody else. Leikeli-47, as well as Megan The Stallion and Cardi B, because we need all flavors women. Everybody don’t want to listen to me 24/7 because I don’t want to listen to me 24/7. I need a different vibe. I’m about to go to the club and turn up! I’m about to play ‘Bodak Yellow.’” Check out the interview above.
Hollywood, CA – Rapsody‘s EVE is one of the best albums of 2019. It’s the reason why HipHopDX bestowed a a perfect rating to the project in our official review.
For Rapsody, EVE is the culmination of years of hard work. The Grammy Award-nominated artist recently stopped by HipHopDX HQ and spoke about her journey as well as all of her accomplishments in a lengthy conversation.
From waiting for her J. Cole feature to come through to JAY-Z finally responding to her email after joining Roc Nation, Rapsody is an open back. In the converation, she discusses her style of rap versu the so-called “stripper rap” that Jermaine Dupri coined earlier this year.
“I always looked at it like it’d be dope to have balance and give everybody the same opportunity,” she says. “I want Tierra Whack to have that same opportunity as everybody else. Leikeli-47, as well as Megan The Stallion and Cardi B, because we need all flavors of women. Everybody don’t want to listen to me 24/7 because I don’t want to listen to me 24/7. I need a different vibe. I’m about to go to the club and turn up! I’m about to play ‘Bodak Yellow.’”
Elsewhere in the interview, Rapsody reveals why Queen Latifah‘s feature on the EVE cut “Hatshepsut” is her favorite and offers five mantras that help keep her grounded.
“You can’t be a better version of anybody but yourself so there’s no need to go chasing trends,” she explains. “That basically means that there was no reason for me to try to chase and go be a Nicki Minaj because I can’t be a better version of her than she is.
“There’s only one her, so I’m going to always be a Part B if I do that. Nobody can be another me. I don’t like when people be like, “Oh, you’re like this generation’s Lauryn Hill.” No, I’m not. There’s only one Lauryn Hill. I’m not a female Kendrick Lamar either. I’m just me. That’s always kept me grounded to always remind me to be yourself. You are enough.”
Cardi B got it out the mud to international success. Following the success “Bodak Yellow,” she soared to the top the chart and stardom, but she’d even tell you that music was never at the forefront mind until much later on in life. That’s not to undermine the work she’s put in over the years but she even admitted that her passion for music came after she started to see the bag.
Cardi B recently popped by Ellen where she sat down with Young Dylan, a young rapper who has his sights set becoming a big rapper in the future. Cardi gave Young Dylan the opportunity to pop f a short freestyle for her before he asked the “Press” superstar for some words wisdom. She advised him to keep rapping and reminded him that puberty is on the way so the vocal tone will get better with age.
“Just keep practicing now. Make sure you record every single time you rap because let me tell you something. There’s this guy called Travis Scott and he did a documentary and he had videos when he was a little kid. And I was like, ‘Wow I wish my parents had recorded me when I was a little kid,’” she told Dylan. “So you should record yourself when you’re rapping so when you become a big star, you can do the same thing he did.”
Although “Bodak Yellow” launched Cardi B to the top the chart and into mainstream America, her success was not overnight. She’s detailed her past as a stripper before but even getting into the rap game, especially as a woman, had its own hardships.
Cardi’s set to appear in the upcoming episode Angie Martinez’s WE TV show, Untold Stories Of Hip Hop.People Magazine got a glimpse the debut episode where Cardi detailed her own #MeToo experience during her career. She explained that she arrived at a magazine shoot but ended up having to leave when the photographer pulled out his penis.
“I will never forget how I went to shoot for this magazine and the photographer, he was trying to get close to me like, ‘Yeah, you want to get in this magazine?’ Then he pulled his d— out,” she said. “I was so f—ing mad, and I was just like, ‘This is crazy.’”
She said that she left right after the incident happened but she took it to the higher-ups but, unfortunately, it didn’t make much impact.
“I told the magazine owner and he just looked at me like, ‘So? And?’ When I see the Me Too movement — there’s girls from the hood I know that went through the same type treatment, like they make you feel like you got to do a certain type thing for the most bulls— s—. It happens, really, every day,” she continued.
Untold Stories Of Hip Hop debuts on Sept. 26 at 10 p.m.
Taking to Twitter, the “Bodak Yellow” songstress told all her fans that Forbes should not be trusted. “Where do Forbes be getting they numbers from cause they way f,” she asked. The sheer fact that she’s saying they got her earnings wrong means that she probably made more than whatever they’re saying. Usually, Forbes is a trusted source when it comes to things like this. However, since Cardi is saying this herself, we’re inclined to believe her.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper makes her big-screen debut in Hustlers, which hit theaters Friday. The film is receiving strong reviews from fans and critics alike. During his appearance at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball on Thursday, Offset was asked about the Oscar buzz surrounding his wife’s movie.
“Can you imagine, Cardi and Oscar?” said “ET” host Rachel Smith.
But the 27-year-old Migos rapper is optimistic about Cardi’s Oscar prospects. “I can see it,” he replied. “It’s on the way.”
In Hustlers, Cardi plays Diamond, a foul-mouthed dancer from the Bronx, who works at the same New York City club as Jennifer Lopez. Diamond teaches newcomer Destiny (Constance Wu) how to give a lap dance that will keep clients coming back, while always remaining in control.
While it was Cardi’s first time acting, the rapper didn’t need any advice. “She’s such a natural at what she does,” Lopez told Jimmy Fallon. “This was so suited to her. She really knew this world and I told her, ‘You just have to be the person that you were when I first started looking at you on Instagram. That girl, that’s the girl that we need.’ And she was like, ‘OK.’ She knew exactly what to do.”
The female-led film, which also stars Keke Palmer and Lizzo, pulled in $13.1 million at the Friday box office and is projected to close out its first weekend with $32 million, the best live-action opening of Lopez’s career, according to early returns.
Lizzo earns her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as “Truth Hurts” rises from No. 3. The boost was due in part to her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she sang a medley of “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell,” plus the release of the DaBaby remix and CID remix.
A grateful Lizzo celebrated the milestone on Twitter. “WE’RE NUMBER 1. THIS IS A W FOR ALL OF US,” she told her fans. “ANYBODY WHO EVER FELT LIKE THEY VOICE WASN’T HEARD. ANYBODY WHO FELT LIKE THEY WEREN’T GOOD ENOUGH. YOU ARE. WE ARE. CHAMPIONS. I LOVE YALL 3 MUCH. LIZZBIANS UNITE.”
WE’RE NUMBER 1. THIS IS A W FOR ALL OF US. ANYBODY WHO EVER FELT LIKE THEY VOICE WASN’T HEARD. ANYBODY WHO FELT LIKE THEY WEREN’T GOOD ENOUGH. YOU ARE. WE ARE. CHAMPIONS. I LOVE YALL 3 MUCH. LIZZBIANS UNITE 🌈☔️ pic.twitter.com/Ur4hrtwCnt
“Truth Hurts” is the first rap No. 1 on the Hot 100 for an unaccompanied female since Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” which spent three weeks on top in October 2017. Lizzo becomes the sixth female rapper to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100 following Ms. Lauryn Hill (“Doo Wop (That Thing)”), Lil’ Kim (“Lady Marmalade”), Shawnna (“Stand Up”), Iggy Azalea (“Fancy”), and Cardi B (“Bodak Yellow”).
“Truth Hurts” was originally released in September 2017, but received renewed attention after being featured in the Netflix film Someone Great in April. It went on to appear on Lizzo’s 2019 album Cuz I Love You, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.
Lizzo also received a congratulatory message from Cardi B. “The fact that Lizzo a couple months ago felt underestimated and now she have a #1!!!!BITCH! take that!take that !” tweeted the “Bodak Yellow” rapper. “BITCH! take that!take that ! Makes me emotional 😭 It’s the best feeling in the world.”
The fact that Lizzo a couple months ago felt underestimated and now she have a #1!!!!BITCH! take that!take that ! Makes me emotional 😭 It’s the best feeling in the world.
Cardi B is calling out Travis Scott’s raging fans.
On Wednesday, the Houston rapper premiered his Netflix documentary Look Mom I Can Fly, which includes a scene of him losing Best Rap Album to Cardi B at the Grammys. A disappointed Travis is seen dealing with the loss backstage and in the days following the February ceremony.
But while Travis was able to move on, some of his fans have not. After watching the film, his Ragers took it upon themselves to aim their frustrations at the “Bodak Yellow” rapper, dragging her on social media.
“Bro no one cares you didn’t even write the shit, Astroworld should of won that Grammy,” tweeted one fan, while another added, “To all of the ragers dragging cardi b I hope she won’t stop offset from working with travis thou.”
Cardi clapped back at critics who said her debut album Invasion of Privacy didn’t deserve to win over Travis’ Astroworld. “Ya some grown ass men talking about dragging cardi cause I won a award for a bomb ass album,” she tweeted.
She also reminded them that she promoted Astroworld on social media and maintains a good relationship with Travis. “Mind you I myself promoted astroworld on my page when it came out and have a good relationship wit trav while ya some small dick men talking bout draggginh a girl,” she added.
Ya some grown ass men talking about dragging cardi cause I won a award for a bomb ass album .Mind you I myself promoted astroworld on my page when it came out and have a good relationship wit trav while ya some small dick men talking bout draggginh a girl . https://t.co/8ad0TpRwtO
The day before, Cardi reflected on her Grammy win and the hard work that went into making her album, which no one can take away. “So when I won a Grammy for it I didn’t have no words to say but when I went home I started reminiscing on what I went thru during that period I was like YEA BITCH YOU DESERVE THIS SHIT!” she said.
Her fellow nominee Nipsey Hussle congratulated her after becoming the first solo female rapper to win Best Rap Album. “When I won Nipsey said on a comment to me WHEN IS YOUR TIME IS YOUR TIME!” said Cardi. “Now when I speak to upcoming artist or people who ask me for advice I tell them the same thing ! WHEN IS YOUR TIME IS YOUR TIME and when it comes don’t let nobody take that special moment away from you!”
So when I won a Grammy for it I didn’t have no words to say but when I went home I started reminiscing on what I went thru during that period I was like YEA BITCH YOU DESERVE THIS SHIT !abd until this day my shit still charting .
When I won Nipsey said on a comment to me WHEN IS YOUR TIME IS YOUR TIME! Now when I speak to upcoming artist or people who ask me for advice I tell them the same thing ! WHEN IS YOUR TIME IS YOUR TIME and when it comes don’t let nobody take that special moment away from you !