You can’t fuck with Cardi B if you wanted to.
It’s been 10 days since the Bronx rapper released her debut album, Invasion of Privacy. In that time, the LP, in addition to gifting women of color several jams to twerk confidently to, has gone gold, topped the Billboard 200 and broke yet another record on Apple Music.
The project, now the most-streamed album by a female artist on the platform, more than doubled Taylor Swift’s “Reputation,” knocking the pop megastar off her No. 1 spot.
This isn’t the first time Belcalis “For The Record, I Set Records, Record Sales” Almanzar dethroned Swift. Last September, the Dominican-Trinidadian queen’s “Bodak Yellow” overthrew the reigning “Look What You Made Me Do,” and Swift sent over a bouquet of flowers to congratulate her successor.
That’s not all. Cardi joined fellow rap reinas Lauryn Hill, Foxy Brown, Eve and Nicki Minaj to have an album premiere at the top of Billboard’s 200 albums list.
Several months pregnant, Cardi B is soaring with no interest in slowing down — just watch her shake “dat ass” at Boachella on Sunday.