Cardi B. beautifully graces this month’s New York Times Magazine cover in a flowy, vibrant red dress, surrounded by falling feathers.
The record-breaking superstar is full retro gram for their music issue entitled, “25 Songs That Will Tell Us Where Music Is Going.” Placing Cardi B’s contribution to the past year with “Bodak Yellow” at the tippy top of the list, the issue details how a young woman from the Bronx touched so many people with her clever and boastful lyrics.
Cardi B celebrated the cover and feature on her Instagram with two photos, making note of its importance having been revealed on International Women’s Day.
“Thank you @nytmag magazine!! #happyinternationalwomensday TO ME!!” she captioned.
“I been every type of woman,” Cardi continued, “Street b***, College girl, 9-5 Girl, Stripper, TV, Rapper and a poppin ass Daughter!!”
“I relate to all of yaa that’s why i can’t judge and tell ya to be the best Woman you can be!!!”
Also in the issue are 24 other songs from artists that made the list, including Gucci Mane’s “Rich Ass Junkie,” SZA’s “Drew Barrymore,” Willow Smith’s “Warm Honey,” Young Thug’s “Havanna,” and of course Bruno Mar’s “Finesse (Remix)” featuring Cardi B.
A tracklist of the songs, as well as detailed descriptions of its placement on the list are available on NYTimes.com.
A breakout year
Cardi B has been a busy B.
The reality star turned rapper, and fiancee to Migos artist Offset, broke yet another Billboard record in January. Last year the “Bodak Yellow” artist became the first female rapper to have three songs in the Top 10 in the same week.
Now Cardi B is the first woman with five songs in the top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at the same time. Wow.
The achievement even puts her ahead of Beyonce, who previously held the women’s record with four hits on the top 10.
This also makes Cardi B the third person artist to pull off the incredible fete, following Drake (who did it eight times) in 2016 and Kendrick Lamar in 2017.
And as if the record-breaking success on the charts is not enough, rumors are swirling that Cardi B has signed onto her first film project.
According to reports, the “Bartier Cardi” singer will start work on her first flick in March although there are not further details about the movie or her role in it…for now. We’re guessing she will be raking in some serious coins for her big screen debut because she has reportedly declined several other lucrative offers.