Cardi B only had 48 hours to write verse for new DJ Khaled collab

The rapper went on Instagram live to detail her process collaborating with Khaled.

In a recent Instagram live, Cardi B explains she only had 48 hours to write her verse for her new DJ Khaled collaboration.

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DJ Khaled is back. The famed DJ dropped his latest album, Khaled Khaled, on Friday, and it features major collaborations with artists like Jay-Z, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Nas, Drake, and more.

His collaboration with Cardi, however, almost didn’t even make the final cut of the album. Revealed in an Instagram Live, Cardi B only had 48 hours to write her verse on the track she is featured on, “BIG PAPER (feat. Cardi B).”

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Cardi B performs onstage during on January 31, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)

Opening up to her followers on Instagram, Cardi B explained, “Literally, I didn’t [think] I was going to make the record, to be honest with you. I didn’t [think] I was going to make it. I got the beat before yesterday… and yes, I wrote the record. And I was just like brainstorming, brainstorming.”

She continued, “One thing I’ve been really insecure about is my accent, I have a really big accent and my pronunciation…so I was making sure that everything was mixed right. Literally, I think Khaled got the song today at 7 a.m. my time.”

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Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, and DJ Khaled accept the award for Best Collaboration onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Speaking directly to her fans while also teasing more music to come, Cardi explained towards the end, “I hope you guys like it. It’s just a little something-something to hold y’all up until I release my next project.”

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Khaled also updated his fans once Cardi’s work got sent in, re-releasing the tracklist hours before the album dropped. He shared in a post, “BREAKING NEWS…UPDATED TRACKLISTING ALERT!! CARDI B VOCALS IS IN!! ALBUM 101% DONE!!!! #KHALEDKHALED TONIGHT MIDNIGHT !! @iamcardib.”

This, of course, isn’t Cardi’s first collaboration with DJ Khaled. The rapper worked with Khaled and Jennifer Lopez for the hit song, “Dinero.” The song went on to be a success for all involved, eventually winning Best Collaboration at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Check out Cardi’s song from Khaled’s new album, “Big Paper” (complete with her last-minute verse) below:

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