Nobody was safe when Cardi B's debut studio album, "Invasion of Privacy," dropped in 2018. "Bodak Yellow" was everywhere.
Memes circulated of women, even the ones in happy relationships, aggressively rapping along to "Be Careful," "I Do," "Thru Your Phone," and "Ring" at their partners. So, where's the follow-up?
Cardi's fans have been patiently waiting. The short answer is Cardi's been booked and busy! To hold us over, she's released buzzy singles like "Please Me," "Press," "WAP,"
"Up," and most recently, "Jealousy" with husband Offset — all of which had accompanying music videos. The Bronx rapper has also been featured on hits like Migos' "Clout,"
Summer Walker's "Bitter," and Normani's "Wild Side." Additionally, Cardi executive produced the soundtrack to Halle Berry's Netflix movie "Bruised."
But that's not all! Cardi also welcomed daughter, Kulture Kiari, in July 2018 and her son, Wave, in September 2021. "It's been a lot trying to balance out my new motherf*cking life,"
Cardi said in a candid Instagram video posted on Dec. 13, 2021. "Like, I got two kids, my daughter's going to school now, and I have a lot of jobs now.
I'm in a lot of positions and that requires a lot of my time, and on top of that, I gotta put out this album next year."
She added, "Not only do I gotta put out an album, but like, I gotta record my movie, I gotta do so much sh*t, y'all."
Speaking to Vogue Mexico in August 2023, Cardi gave fans an update on her new music, saying, "I'm not going to release any more collaborations,
I'm going to release my next solo single. Right now, I'm working on the cover art and ideas for the next record because it's definitely coming up.
Everyone always tells me I should put the record out now, they did when I released 'WAP' and when I released 'Up,'
but I always let them know I'm not going to wait long after all these singles. So, stay tuned because it's coming out very soon."
The rapper added: "I also have plans in the world of cinema. In fact, I have plans to do as much as I can: fashion, branding, I want to do it all, honey."