A year ago, Cardi B said she would not perform during the upcoming Super Bowl until the NFL rehired former San Francisco 49ers and social rights activist Colin Kaepernick. Then it seemed she had a change of heart. Rumors surfaced that she would perhaps be featured on stage at this year’s Super Bowl alongside Maroon 5 during their collaborative hit song “Girls Like You.” A source told The New York Post that “Cardi B is standing tough and holding out. She doesn’t want to do it unless they roll out the red carpet for her.” They added that she wanted “$1 million, plus a solo spot in the epic halftime show to make it worth her while.”
Despite the NFL not forking over a million bucks toward a Cardi Super Bowl appearance, it looks like another big corporation will gladly give it to her.
Cardi B will be seen during the Super Bowl 53 game in a Pepsi commercial.
Pepsi released three teasers today featuring Cardi B, actor Steve Carell, and rapper Lil Jon. It’s not clear how much Pepsi is paying Cardi for this ad, but as we know, these commercials pay big bucks to get seen during the Super Bowl. It’ll be interesting to see how this commercial plays out, but we already love that the teaser ends with her signature “Okurrrrr.”
Some folks on social media expressed their frustration over the Bronx rapper making an appearance during the Super Bowl when she had previously said she wouldn’t citing the NFL’s treatment of Kaepernick.
“I just don’t get why Cardi B isn’t getting hate and only Travis, at least he’s donating his earnings to a cause while Cardi gladly accepted her check to be the face of Pepsi for the Super Bowl,” Daniel Mendez said on Twitter.
Another person on Twitter said: “This coming from a celebrity who turned down the Superbowl half time show to ‘support’ Colin K, yet was just fine running a Pepsi commercial in the prime slot during the game. She turned down the halftime show cuz Pepsi offered more $$. Fake fake fake.”
Adding another dollar sign to Cardi’s baller income this year is another high-paying gig. The 26-year-old will be performing her first residency in Las Vegas at the Palms Casino Resort club KAOS in April.
Here’s the Pepsi teaser ad below.
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