It’s easy to forget that Cardi B is new to the scene. She is the first rapper (and the third act in general) to take half of the top 10 on the Hot R & B / Hip-Hop Songs list in a single week. She is the first to do so with her first five entries. She has a No. 1 hit and four songs in total in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Neuroscientists around the world continue to find the words of “Bodak Yellow” recorded in the frontal lobe, as we have heard. The song is really hosted there.
But in the new mini documentary I’m Here Muthaf * ckas, which was previously premiered exclusively and is available today at Tidal, Cardi B frankly talks about how new in the industry it really is. “It’s like three, four years ago that she could not even afford to pay for her clothes,” she told Tidal’s cameras, which followed her as a special guest and headliner at an Art Basel dinner hosted by Jeremy Scott of Moschino in December. “These fashion people, so tall, I have to prove that a girl from the Bronx, I can bring that in. I can represent you.”
Designers such as Scott, who has dressed Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and other important music stars, are providing their costumes for highly photographed events. She was the beauty of New York Fashion Week last September, sitting in the front row in VFILES, Fenty x Puma, and Helmut Lang, and performed for the after party of Alexander Wang.
Cardi B, however, has not started to create its own line like many of its contemporaries: the Washpoppin Collection, the necessary merchandising line on its website, and a contract with Steve Madden, who launched his ads starring the rapper. last month. However, the avalanche of collections and collaborations seems imminent, and if this party of TIDAL x Moschino is an indication, the rapper who mixes Fashion Nova with Balmain will make a mix of the lowest. Just listen to its resonant backing of the custom-designed Moschino breastplate, as shown in the documentary. “This piece looks like money.” I do not even have to talk about that. Look, look at it. He’s talking and I’m not even talking, “she said.
For now, she has her eyes on a prize. “I just hope to win that damn Grammy,” he tells Jeremy Scott at his dinner in the documentary. She reminds him that it is an honor to be nominated and to be on stage (where he later performed “Finesse” with Bruno Mars). He puts his name in the ring to dress her. Already used Moschino in the video “Finesse”, so it seems that it is done, at least for the performance part of the night.
Cardi B is nominated for two Grammys at this year’s ceremony, which will be held on January 28. All eyes will be on it, and especially on what you saw, maybe now more than ever.