“Said little bitch, you can’t fuck with me
If you wanted to these expensive, these are red bottoms, these are bloody shoes
Hit the store; I can get them both I don’t wanna choose. And I’m quick, cut a nigga off. So don’t get comfortable…” – Bodak Yellow.
Cardi B, born Belcalis Almanzar on October 11, 1992, in the Bronx, a ghetto locale in New York started off as a stripper, then with her “no filter” posts and her blunt sexual opinions which she used to upload on Instagram, she became an Instagram celeb; with the reward of being featured for two seasons on Love and Hip-hop (VH1).
Cardi B wasn’t particularly interested in the reality show, her goal was to become an A’ list rapper, and when she landed a major deal with Atlantis Record in February 2017, she debuted her summer single “Bodak Yellow” in June 2017.
Bodak Yellow isn’t her first song; in November 2015, Cardi B released her cover of Popcaan and Shaggy’s remix “Boom Boom”. She also made her music video debut on December 15, 2015, which is her cover of “Cheap Ass Weave – Queen’s Speech 4”, a song by British rapper, Lady Leshurr.
However, Bodak Yellow is her rise to stardom as the song is the biggest song done by a female rapper since Nicki Minaj’s 2014 “Anaconda”. When asked in an MTV interview, Cardi B said “I named it “Bodak Yellow” because the flow of the song. It will remind you of a song that Kodak Black did called ‘No Flockin’,” In regards to the title, she added: “‘Bodak,’ my name starts with a B and ‘yellow,’ because I’m a yellow bitch.”
In August, Cardi B’s debut single “Bodak Yellow”, reached Number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart only its seventh week of release.
It also reached number one on the Hot Rap Songs chart, number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and number three on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplaychart. August 22nd “Bodak Yellow” was certified gold for over 500,000 in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
It became the highest charting solo song since Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” by climbing all the way to No. 2 on the Hot 100 (behind only Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do”).
And as a winner song that it is, this week, after a steady nine-week climb, the song reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart for the first time, with 40.8 million streams in the U.S.
Bodak Yellow is the 2017 song of the year because it puts people in a type of mood “a winner’s mood” so to mention. It has received all kinds of attention, as people quote lines from it on social media and top celebs dancing to the tune. It recorded 6.4 million views in a single day on Sept. 2
Janet Jackson jumped on the song when she used it to garnish her 1986 hit “What Have You Done For Me Lately.” In acknowledgment, eccentric Cardi B wrote on Instagram: ‘I really can’t even believe this. It’s soo surreal. Like ommmmmmmgggg son this the type of shit you dream about. Thank you, Janet Jackson, for showing Bodak Yellow some love. I’m so happy.”
Bodak Yellow was played in the HBO show “Insecure.” The song continues to win.
Cardi did a Latina trap remix of Bodak Yellow with Messiah, who like Cardi B is also Dominican and native of New York City. It’s not a mere translation from English to Spanish, because they used relatable Dominican slangs quenching the thirst of fans who have been anticipating the collaboration since the Instagram posts of the two rappers in the studio together. And one must say that the remix is doing great.
Kodak Black recently released a remix of Bodak Yellow, funny because Bodak Yellow is a kind of remix of Kodak Black’s 2015 song “No Flocking”
Cardi B aka Bacardi, as fondly called, is happy about it all. She’s the queen. She makes money moves.