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  • - Everything she says, I'm like hoo. Need a second.

  • - (singing along) ♪ If I see you and I don't speak

  • That means I don't [bleep] with you

  • ♪ I'm a boss, you a worker bitch

  • ♪ I make bloody moves

  • ♪ (punk rock music) ♪

  • ♪ (hip hop music) ♪

  • - ♪ It's Cardi ♪ - Oh my god, Cardi B!

  • - (squeals) Okay. Oh my god.

  • - Oh my god. Cardi B rocks my world.

  • - That's crazy. I was just talking about her right now.

  • - Oh my god! Turn it up! Turn it up! Turn it up!

  • I'm 'bout to curse.

  • (singing along) ♪ Say little bitch, you can't [bleep] with me

  • If you wanted to

  • - (singing along) ♪ These expensive, these is red bottoms

  • These is bloody... ♪ Yo, I'm happy for her.

  • She got so successful real quick.

  • - ♪ And I'm quick, cut a [bleep] hustle

  • Don't get comfortable ♪ - All right, yeah.

  • This song goes hard.

  • - ♪ I make money moves ♪ - I know nothing about this.

  • - (singing along) ♪ ...gotta dance ♪ ♪ I make money move

  • If I see you and I don't speak

  • That means I don't [bleep] with you

  • ♪ I'm a boss, you a worker bitch

  • Oh my god. (laughs) - And this flow, it's just...

  • It's a crazy flow. - (singing along) ♪ Cardi B ♪

  • You know where I'm at ♪ ♪ You know where I be

  • ♪ I'm in the clubOh my god. She is so (squeals).

  • - I love her so much. She's funny.

  • She raps really good. Like, she's wifey material.

  • - ♪ I might just chill in some Bape

  • - I don't know how this song got so big.

  • - It's just kind of the same thing the whole way through.

  • - That's cool with the cheetah. - The cheetah chillin'. (chuckles)

  • - It's a [bleep] movie. There's, like, 10 different sets.

  • - I... I'm confused, but I like it.

  • - ♪ Got a bag and fixed my teeth ♪ - Uh-huh.

  • - ♪ Hope you hoes know it ain't cheap

  • - Ooh! Like, oh my god.

  • (laughs) Everything she says, I'm like hoo. Need a second.

  • - ♪ Said little bitch, you can't [bleep] with me

  • - Ayy.

  • - (singing along) ♪ These expensive,

  • these is red bottoms ♪ ♪ These is bloody shoes

  • - This is a song that'll warm up the party.

  • - ♪ I don't wanna choose ♪ ♪ And I'm quick, cut a... ♪

  • - Damn. She's a savage.

  • - ♪ ...you a [bleep], you get popped

  • You a groupie, you a opp

  • Bet you come around my way ♪ - YESS! Tell 'em, Cardi!

  • - (singing along) ♪ ...accounts ♪ ♪ Turns out I'm rich,

  • I'm rich, I'm rich ♪ (grunts in satisfaction)

  • - ♪ I put my hand above my hip

  • ♪ I bet, you dip, he dip, she dip ♪ - Yes!

  • - ♪ I say I get the money and go ♪ ♪ This shit is hot like a stove

  • - Cardi B is goals. - She's such a goddess.

  • - ♪ I just came up in a Wraith ♪ ♪ I need to fill up the tank

  • No, I need to fill up the safe

  • ♪ I need to let all these hoes know

  • That none of they [bleep] is safe

  • - YES! (laughs) Oh my god.

  • - Honestly, watching Cardi B's career pop off

  • has been the highlight of my life. - I am really proud of her.

  • She's come a long way.

  • - (singing along) ♪ If I see you and I don't speak

  • That means I don't [bleep] with you

  • ♪ I'm a boss, you a worker bitch

  • ♪ I make bloody moves

  • - ♪ Bloody moves, bloody moves ♪ - Damn. She a badass, look at that.

  • Ooh, that money. The fire.

  • - You know, come to think of it,

  • I have no idea what this song is about at all.

  • - I love her.

  • I love her so much. - It was interesting.

  • Seems like something everyone would be raving about.

  • - I don't know if it necessarily deserved to climb to where it is,

  • but it's a good song. - It's so crazy to think too

  • that we've seen Cardi B come from just the girl on Vine

  • to now it's, like, she's making records,

  • and I'm so proud of her, honestly. She's made such a large come-up

  • that it's like you can't say any shit about her.

  • - I love it! I'm sorry, this is like a completely new me.

  • You guys have usually seen me so calm, collected, and adorable...

  • NOT NO MORE, 'cause Cardi B is right here!

  • - (FBE) So that was Cardi B with her single "Bodak Yellow,"

  • Which was number one on the Billboard Hot 100,

  • making her only the second female rapper ever

  • to achieve that spot after Lauryn Hill did it in 1998.

  • - Jeez. That's crazy.

  • I would've thought Nicki Minaj or somebody

  • would've gotten it since Lauryn Hill.

  • - Lauryn Hill's a prodigy, so that's a high class to be in.

  • - Jeez. So from 1998 to now in 2017,

  • Cardi B's bringing it up again. Like, female rappers, let's do this.

  • - (FBE) What do you think it is about the song that has made her

  • be able to be number one on the charts?

  • - It's really catchy. - It's not just the lyrics itself,

  • but it's the feeling you get. You gotta bounce to it, you know?

  • You gotta... ayy, okay.

  • - It's like a song that'll get you in your feels.

  • It'll get you hyped, you know? - It's a super hype song.

  • I just had-- I went to a concert at my school,

  • there was no one even performing. They just started playing it,

  • and everyone just went crazy.

  • - Every girl feels that way at some point of their life.

  • There's so many videos of girls yelling at this to their man

  • or to any male person in the room, and point and poke at them,

  • because they feel that way!

  • Like, a girl has been through this before.

  • Of course, she's gonna represent it in a rap song.

  • - (FBE) So Cardi B has had a very interesting rise to fame.

  • She escaped domestic abuse and became an exotic dancer.

  • - Really? - I knew about the exotic dancer,

  • but I did not know about the domestic abuse. That's awful.

  • - (FBE) She was then able to grow massive social media presence

  • and even had a role in the TV show, Love & Hip Hop: New York.

  • - That's great, to be honest. - I didn't even know about her

  • until, I don't know, this past month?

  • And then all of a sudden, she's number one and, uh...

  • Okay! That's cool. Good for you!

  • - She's making it for herself. She started off on the internet,

  • and now she's up her with all of the big rappers.

  • I'm so happy that her career's finally going off.

  • - She was big on Instagram as it was because she was making funny videos

  • and stuff like that, promoting Fashion Nova,

  • you know, Bougie on a Budget.

  • - Love & Hip Hop! Oh my god!

  • Me and my mom watch that show religiously!

  • I knew Cardi B before she was on Love & Hip Hop,

  • because she was a regular shmegular girl from the Bronx.

  • From a regular shmegular girl from the Bronx

  • to the number one on Billboard.

  • - (FBE) So what do you think about Cardi B and her rise to fame?

  • - Um, I'm... it's... Good for her, 'cause I think it's pretty rare

  • to just come out of nowhere and just immediately be on top.

  • - It makes you wanna like their songs more.

  • It makes you wanna-- since you know

  • what they struggled through, and you think they have

  • at least decent music, it makes the music sound better.

  • - People make fun of Instafamous, but it's becoming the same level

  • as regular famous. She found a way that worked for her,

  • and she took it, and now she is number one.

  • - Having to deal with pressure all your life and then

  • still blow up from it, it's great.

  • It's inspirational, so much, to me and so many other people.

  • - I love when people from the internet

  • manage to get into the mainstream, and I just think that's so cool

  • to let people know, hey, you can come from where I came from,

  • and just work your way up through any social media platform.

  • It doesn't have to be, you know, you need to get signed

  • to a major record label immediately. You can just make it on your own.

  • - She got herself out of a situation for herself, for her well-being,

  • while other people sometimes, it's just-- they shame her for it.

  • They don't understand going through that,

  • but she did her thing on that show,

  • and then left when she got what she needed,

  • and then rose up to fame, because she deserves it.

  • - (FBE) So as I said earlier, Cardi's success made history

  • as she is just the second female rapper

  • to have the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

  • Why do you think it has taken so long for another artist

  • to hit that spot? - I just...

  • I don't think that there are a lot of female rappers,

  • and I think when there are, they're not taken seriously.

  • So I think that's really great that she's showing people, hey,

  • you can be a female rapper, and you can make it, you know,

  • to the Top 100 Billboard. - There's so many male rappers

  • that are just more popular, and then there's not that many

  • that are popular too, like, female rappers that are popular.

  • So they couldn't find her as easily, but with her Instagram followers,

  • it helped out a lot, definitely.

  • - It's a really male-dominated industry,

  • and it's really tough just because rap music,

  • a lot of it, not all of it, but a lot of it

  • is about women and getting girls and getting money and all that,

  • so that's male-centric.

  • - Hip hop is so male-dominated, though,

  • and especially you have the same sort of stigma

  • where it's, like, let's talk about hoes

  • and the club, and my [bleep] 24/7, like whatever. (chuckles)

  • But it's, like, female rappers, they have some of the greatest sense

  • of empowering lyrics and just good songs

  • that they need more recognition.

  • - (FBE) So with Cardi B's latest success, do you think

  • that we'll have to wait another 20 years

  • before we see a female rapper take the number one spot again?

  • Or do you think that she's paved the way

  • to allow for another female rapper to take the spot again soon?

  • - This is gonna become more of a thing.

  • I know that for sure. - I'm hoping that she sets it up

  • for something, you know, for more female rappers,

  • because we need more. - Maybe she actually paved the way

  • for a lot of other female artists to now climb the rings.

  • If she was able to do it, now other people will be like,

  • "Hey, if she can do it, I can do it, too!"

  • - It inspires others to be like, "Oh, if Cardi could do it,"

  • I could do it," you know? 'Cause she went from the bottom,

  • and now she's number one, the Top 100.

  • That just shows anything is possible.

  • - A lot of other female rappers are gonna look up to this,

  • and be like, "Okay, it is possible.

  • I can get a number one Billboard top song."

  • So I feel, like, for sure, Cardi B has had some influence,

  • and for sure, there will be more female rappers.

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