Praise the lord, our great President-in-waiting Cardi B has finally dropped her debut album. Read on. Takeaway message: Quit your insta affectation and speak your truth. Takeaway message: Stop putting Cardi in a box and bow down to the chick running shit.
Her interest is not surprising. This year, Cardi has also ascended suddenly, vertiginously, into rap royalty thanks to inescapable song of the summer, Bodak Yellow. From a background that saw her dismissed as an interloper, she has been propelled all the way to the top of the Billboard chart by a groundswell of popular support. The genius of year-old Belcalis Almanzar has been to flip that script at each turn.
SHE is the plastic-surgery loving stripper-turned-rapper named after her favourite tipple and possibly the most controversial female pop star to come out of the USA. Her single Bodak Yellow was a huge hit in the States last year, knocking Taylor Swift off the top spot to spend three weeks at No1 in September. And her Latin-flavoured single I Like It is predicted to be the soundtrack of the summer. So what is it like in the mad world of Cardi B — where fearlessness appears to go hand in hand with flashing? So I put my life on the line for these.