Cardi B dropped her debut album Invasion of Privacy on Friday, and with 13 tracks of straight gas she fired back at every hater who questioned her role in hip-hop.
The Dominican-Trinidadian rapper’s premiere LP hasn’t been on sale for more than 24 hours, and it’s already been certified gold. With bangers like “Best Life,” a tune featuring Chicago emcee Chance The Rapper about livin’ la vida buena, and “Get Up 10,” a recreation of Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares Intro” where she reflects on her time as a stripper, along with omnipresent jams like “Bartier Cardi,” “Be Careful” and the colossal hit that started her explosive career, “Bodak Yellow,” she guaranteed her place in hip-hop history.
But she’s not going anywhere anytime soon. As the Afro-Latina’s career erupts, she has a few contemporary breakouts alongside her. The 48-minute album includes features from Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Kehlani, SZA, Migos, 21 Savage and YG.
There’s no denying that Cardi, born Belcalis Almanzar, delivered lyrical fuel with Invasion of Privacy, but if you’re still doubting, listen to what the people of the Internet have to say.
We were expecting a lit tracklist, but dayuuuuuum, Cardi!
— Bitch I Ain’t Jared! (@nicryen) April 6, 2018
You literally blew us away.
Did you notice everyone bumping during their commute?
— M (@_mallika9) April 6, 2018
The album is so ?, it had us twerking at our desk all morning long.
— Nikki (@ZaynsBiebers) April 6, 2018
And def changed our mood — for the better.
— CHI (@cnudeaja) April 6, 2018
Her bars are basically therapy.
At first we’re like yes, YESSS, YAS! EEEEYYY!
— ?Poole!? (@poolethejewel) April 6, 2018
And it’s so hard to decide which song you like best.
But “I Like It” is def a fan (and perrito) favorite.
— ✨Chanel East Coast✨ (@lionessvibes) April 6, 2018
And you can’t leave “Bickenhead” behind.
— K. (@Kamicaa_) April 6, 2018
— I’m aint! (@MathewNoKnowles) April 6, 2018
Queen Cardi’s glow up is something you only read about in history books.
#InvasionOfPrivacy – Cardi B edition
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— luisa (@luisagibsonxo) April 6, 2018
And tbh, we’re here for her entire evolution.
Belcalis had everyone taking notes prepping for the summer…
— hennessy (@le_debut) April 6, 2018
*Saves for that selfie that never went up because I couldn’t find the right words*
Or this weekend.
— Travis (@prettyboytrav88) April 6, 2018
Because a girl’s got Instagram to keep up with.
But inspirational quotes aside, we know this is gon’ be us when we hear “Bickenhead” this weekend.
— Rah. (@thatguydream) April 6, 2018
Someone, hold my purse.
Oh and when we heard “I Like It Like That”…
— Kayla Marie (@Maria_Giesela) April 6, 2018
We couldn’t take it! ?
You better believe we got up to dance when we heard the lyrics.
— OKOYE (@SwayLaFlair) April 6, 2018
*Adds this to list of potential Instagram captions*
Thank you Cardi for every kind of anthem we didn’t know we needed.
— Ariel (@ArielAlama) April 6, 2018
We’re so consumed.
And thank you for giving us something to look forward to this weekend.
— kam (@7teenmilli) April 6, 2018
I’m staying in to clean and memorize the lyrics.
And congrats you royal queen. You did this!
— close your legs to married men, hooker. (@RAWRreptar_) April 6, 2018
Now do yourself a favor and listen to Invasion of Privacy.