Cardi B Releases Festive ‘I Like It’ Video

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Cardi B has just released the video for her Invasion of Privacy track “I Like It,” and it’s a visual treat.

The song features Bad Bunny and J Balvin and samples Pete Rodriguez’ 1966 hit “I Like It Like That.” While the video is directed by Eif Rivera, and sees Cardi dancing in a colorful, tropical paradise and wearing some incredible head scarves.

Invasion of Privacy has shattered records, topping the Billboard 200 and becoming the 5th largest streaming debut for an album of all time. She also just took home the Billboard Music Award for Top Female Rap Artist.

Cardi is set to join Bruno Mars on the final leg of his 24K Magic world tour, after recently making her Indio, CA debut at Coachella this spring.

 

Cardi B Attends A Wedding & Funeral in Her New ‘Be Careful’ Video

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Cardi B is a blushing bride and a grieving widow simultaneously in her new “Be Careful” video, out today.

The clip, which is set in a Southwestern-style desert church, seems to flip from joyful wedding to dramatic funeral as Cardi switches from a beautiful gown to a black visor dripping in jewels.

Jora Frantzis directed the video, the third off the album Invasion of Privacy  – following “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi.” Cardi also revealed her pregnancy when she recently appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

Take a look at “Be Careful” below.

 

All the Best, Worst & Most WTF Moments from This Year’s Met Gala

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So, last night was the Met Gala. What used to be just an event to celebrate the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, has become one the biggest night’s in fashion. That means lots of amazing gowns, horrible looks and tons of WTF moments. This year, we put together a list of all three.

 

First, for the night’s best moments:

 

SZA in Versace and Chris Habana head piece and jewelry

 

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For her first Met Gala, SZA paired pastel Versace with BlackBook favorite Chris Habana head wear and jewelry. Literally heavenly.

 

Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta and Tiffany & Co. jewelry

 

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Coming off of her double feature “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz” video premiere last week, we had high hopes for Nicki. Needless to say, she didn’t disappoint. In a red and black Oscar de la Renta gown, the rapper told photographers she interpreted the theme by dressing as “the devil.” If Lucifer looks like this good, consider us Satanist.

 

Rihanna in custom Maison Martin Margiela by John Galliano and Maria Tash and Cartier jewelry

 

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Seriously, bow down. Rihanna’s custom Margiela by John Galliano ‘fit wasn’t just a look — it was a moment. And after last night, Queen Rih has just become The Pope.

 

Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta and Tacori jewelry

 

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I usually find Kate Bosworth pretty boring — and I’m not just talking about her acting. But this Oscar de la Renta look was practically perfect. The gold, white, train and veil combo makes me not want to fight with my boyfriend long enough to actually get married.

 

Cardi B in Moschino

 

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Sorry Bey, there’s a new queen in town and her name is Cardi B. The “Bartier Cardi” singer looked like The Virgin Mary in her Moshino gown and headpiece, baby bump and all.

 

Diane Kruger in Prabal Gurung, Tasaki jewelry and a Philip Treacy x Tasaki headpiece

 

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Diane Kruger gets our vote for best dressed for the night. Her Prabal Gurun gown may not have been totally on-theme, but the entire look was a religious experience.

 

Solange in Iris Van Herpen and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

 

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Solange’s Iris Van Herpen dress was our other favorite look of the night. The total opposite of Diane Kruger’s sweet blue dress and train, this look was like a sexy bondage Medusa moment that made me a full believer. Okay, that was the last religious pun, I promise.

 

Lily Collins in Givenchy Haute Couture

 

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To be honest, I don’t really know who Lily Collins is. I think she’s a model-turned-actress. But really, aren’t they all? Either way, I don’t really care who she is, because her Givenchy Haute Couture dress and avant-garde makeup were absolutely stunning.

 

Lana Del Rey in Gucci

 

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Jared Leto looked absolutely ridiculous in his overdone Gucci look, but Lana Del Rey pulled her’s off perfectly. Though, that’s partly because she always kind of looks like she’s in costume.

 

Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren

 

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I didn’t see Priyanka Chopra on enough “Best Dressed” lists today. Her velvet Ralph Lauren look gave me serious Joan of Arc vibes — in a good way.

 

And now for the worst. It’s actually kind of sad when celebrities get it this wrong. For one thing, they’re paying stylists a ton of money to fuck them onto the “Worst Dressed List.” But also, you can tell when they’re posing on the red carpet that they think they totally nailed it. Sorry, guys. Better luck next time.

 

Mary J. Blige in Versace

 

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Let me start this by saying I really do love Mary J. Blige. But the girl’s a serious fashion victim. I honestly can’t remember one time I thought she didn’t look ridiculous. I mean, Mary J. loves herself a fedora. And remember the “Family Affair” video? Just tragic. Last night, she tried to amp things up with a Versace gown, but just looked like a kind of sloppy Greek goddess.

 

The Olsen Twins in vintage Paco Rabanne

 

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It honestly baffles me how I spent so many years worshiping the Olsen Twins. I used to seriously — and I mean this in a literal way — take notes during their shows and straight-to-VHS movies, trying to outline how to dress as cool as them. Of course, Mary-Kate spawned the whole bohobo thing, which I readily adopted for a few seconds. But that was like, 2006, and now, the whole oversized thing with way too much jewelry is just kind of depressing.

 

Cara Delevingne in Dior Haute Couture and Bulgari jewelry

 

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We have to forgive Cara Delevingne for this look, because she clearly couldn’t see herself in the mirror with that headdress. The Dior Haute Couture gown looked like a giant fishnet stocking.

 

Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier

 

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Oh, and about those fishnet stockings — apparently, Madonna also got the memo. The sad part is, this look actually could’ve been good if it weren’t for its entire top half. Though, she gets some points for her crown — it was epic.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce & Gabbana and Jennifer Fischer jewelry

 

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At least no can ever say that Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t go for it. Out of every celebrity, she always leans fully in to the Met Gala’s theme. Unfortunately, this year, it didn’t do her any favors.

 

But of course, for all the good and bad looks this year, there were also a few WTF moments. I mean, what’s a celebrity event without a nip slip or some self-aggrandizing? I’m looking at you, Jaden.

 

Frances McDormand in Valentino

 

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I actually wanted to like Frances McDormand’s Valentino look, if only for the fact that when a reporter asked her about the religious theme, she replied, “I’m a pagan.” But alas, it wasn’t enough to make up for this trainwreck. I will say, though, if I had to imagine what a pagan high fashion look would be, it wouldn’t be too far from this.

Katy Perry in Versace

 

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I’m not sure if this is a real WTF moment, it’s just bad — and really big.

 

Kim Kardashian in custom Versace and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

 

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This one’s a WTF for a different reason. See, I actually liked Kim Kardashian’s Versace dress, but I feel like it was kind of understated — at least, for the Kardashian-West clan. With the religious theme and everything, I figured Kimye would show up decked out in t-shirts with their faces screenprinted on them. “No, you’re brilliant Kanye,” “No you are Kim.” Ah, what a love story.

 

Grimes in who cares because she’s dating Elon Musk?

 

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I know. What? Grimes showed up in a sloppy dress and those platform Marc Jacobs shoes we’ve already seen everywhere for like, two seasons. But for someone who prides herself on being weird, the weirdest thing she’s ever done was show up to the Met Gala with Elon Musk, only to reveal that they two are actually dating.

 

Last but not least: Jaden Smith in Louis Vuitton and carrying his own gold record

 

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I really didn’t think Jaden Smith would go this far. Oh wait, yes I did. The singer showed up wearing Louis Vuitton and holding his own gold record. We get it, bro. You’re super smart and way too philosophical for the rest of us pesky humans. But even Kanye isn’t this blatant.

Oh well, at least we have awhile until we have to see what Jaden Smith will wear next year.

 

Cardi B Announces New Album ‘Invasion of Privacy’

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Cardi B has released the album art, title, and release date for her debut full-length album, Invasion of Privacy. The record follows her two previously released mixtapes, Gangsta Bitch Music: Volume 1 and 2. 

The rapper rose to prominence last year with her smash hit, Grammy-nominated track “Bodak Yellow,” which became the first female rap song without a feature ever to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

She’s since released “Bartier Cardi” with 21 Savage, “Motorsport” with Migos and Nicki Minaj, “Um Yea” with Offset, and the “Finesse” remix with Bruno Mars, whom she’ll open for on the final leg of his 24K Magic World Tour this year.

Cardi is set to make her SNL debut on April 7, a day after her new album drops. Check out the album cover below.

 

Watch Tiffany Haddish Flawlessly Play Cardi B on ‘SNL’

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Can you feel the Cardi B love tonight? Fresh off an iconic New York Magazine cover, the Bronx native cemented her status as the biggest female rapper of the year with a spot-on SNL impersonation delivered by Girls Trip breakout Tiffany Haddish.

As you no doubt saw, Disney’s Lion King remake is going to star Beyoncé, Donald Glover, and a host of other huge celebrities, which made it perfect for an SNL sendup. In the skit, the cast imagined what might have happened during the audition process, which meant enough celebrity impersonations to last a lifetime.

Besides Haddish playing Cardi B, everyone from LL Cool J and Eminem to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mary J. Blige got the impersonation treatment. Watch it.

 

Beyoncé Is Reportedly Going To Be Featured on Cardi B’s Album

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In perhaps the most pivotal music collab of 2017, Beyoncé is rumored to be appearing in a track on Cardi B’s new album.

The rapper behind the history-making single “Bodak Yellow” is making waves again after her sound engineer leaked the possible collab on his Instagram story. “Wow this feature is big,” producer Michael Ashby posted, alongside a photo that reads “Cardi B feat. Beyoncé.” The news seems to be all but confirmed since Cardi B asked fans to remove pics and videos.

It’s an unusual move for Beyoncé, who’s typically very picky with her collaborators. Cardi does, after all, only have one major chart-topping song – though she’s soon to appear on G Eazy’s “No Limit.”

Twitter account “The Beyhive” reports that an insider source has confirmed the collaboration and revealed that Cardi’s upcoming album is finished. Take a look at the receipts of it all.

 

 

‘Bodak Yellow’ is the Longest Running No. 1 Track By a Solo Female Rapper Ever

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Right when we think Cardi B cannot possibly keep making money moves, she proves that there’s no stopping her rise to the top. The Bronx-born rapper has skyrocketed on the strength of possibly the song of the year, “Bodak Yellow.” And after taking the No. 1 throne on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart a few weeks ago, she has put up her feet and gotten comfy – all while making history.

With three weeks at the top of the chart, “Bodak Yellow” is officially the longest running No. 1 by a solo woman rapper. Ever. It’s previously been notable as the first No. 1 solo single by a female rapper in 19 years. Despite fierce competition from New Taylor Swift (the old one is dead, if you hadn’t heard) and some petty comments from other female rappers, Cardi B seems unstoppable.

As she told OUT on the night the track dropped, “If you want to feel like shitting on bitches [or] shitting on anybody, you’re going to want to put that record on. You’re going to feel like you’re making money moves.” Given its astronomical success, we have a feeling there are a lot of people who feel like shitting on someone.

 

‘Bodak Yellow’ Just Became the First #1 Solo Single for a Female Rapper in 19 Years

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Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” is your new #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, making it the first solo single by a female rapper on the chart in 19 years (yes, Nicki has not landed one). It pushed Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” out of the way for the top slot.

The last female rap solo single to take the coveted honor was Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998, and before that, there was no one. Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” hit number one in 2014, but featured Charli XCX, so doesn’t count as a solo single.

Take a listen to “Bodak Yellow” below, and below that, watch Cardi B sing “Look What You Made Me Do.”

 

Cardi B Had the Perfect Response to Azealia Banks’ Severe Social Media Shade

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You’re probably not too surprised to hear that Azealia Banks has once again taken to social media to blast a fellow artist’s credentials. This time, she’s come for Cardi B, just a day after her single “Bodak Yellow” became the first #1 solo single for a female rapper in 19 years.

“Girl, everybody in the hood already said that you fuck for raps,” Banks said in her Instagram rant. “You are the poor man’s Nicki Minaj at this point… You suck dick for raps, you fuck for raps. You’re not that girl, you’re a fuck toy… you’re going to have your moment now and then you’re going to be gone.”

Take a listen to Banks’ full speech, which goes on for over two minutes, below.

 

 

Cardi responded by sharing a video of Banks dancing to “Bodak Yellow” in a club, with the caption: “one of the reasons “Bodak Yellow” went #1 cuz even the haters love it!”