Congratulations to our friend Cardi B for snagging the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100! Her single, ‘Bodak Yellow,’ has been quickly climbing the charts and once her fans realized #1 would be a possibility, the ‘Bardi Gang,’ went into overdrive to make it happen! The former erotic dancer and reality star made history by becoming the 1st female rapper to hit the #1 spot without any features, since Lauryn Hill in 1996! That’s right, Remy Ma, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Eve, not one of these successful rappers have accomplished this feat in over 2 decades! That’s incredible! But, while some counted Cardi out, I called it a long time ago!
The first time I met Cardi B, during our exclusive interview last year, I told her that she was the biggest break out star in all of the Love and Hip Hop franchises and that her music was fire! And while she was worried about the criticism she was receiving from her then on again off again hookup, DJ Self, I told her “Don’t worry about what the haters say, the best revenge is your success.” Once again, I was right! Not only is Cardi riding high on her #1 success, but she also was the big winner of the night at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. She took home 5 trophies, including, Best New Artist and Single of the Year. And as far as her former Love and Hip Hop co-star, DJ Self, she has moved on to rapper, Offset, from the popular group Migos. He never misses an opportunity to make his lady smile. Love it!
Cardi, throw up your hands and say, ‘Hi Haters!’ Check out my interview with Cardi, in case you missed it for this Flash Back Favorite!