Cardi B Is Taking Her Time On Her Debut Studio Album Despite Constant “Pressure” And “Stashed-Up” Tracks

Emily Gadsby
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Cardi B is taking her time on her debut album. Seems like she’s following the advice of her “Motorspot” collaborator and fellow NYC femcee to heart when addressing delay of her much-anticipated debut album. “Queens don’t move on peasant time. Queens shut down Paris, then drop hits on #QueenTime,” said Nicki Minaj, who hopped on Migos’ top 25 Hot 100 track with the “Bodak Yellow” rapstress.

Cardi B, who successfully evolved her hustle from stripping in the neon glow of Manhattan’s Gentleman Clubs to making history with her smash-hit debut single “Bodak Yellow” is now an unstoppable force in the music industry. The South Bronx rapper can’t seem to catch an “L” since her iced-out splash on the scene as a beloved social media personality who can also drop some fire bars. 

While #BardiGang is unrelentingly hopeful that their fiery, foul-mouthed leader will surprise her devoted fans by dropping the album before the year is out, Cardi B recently served up a serious letdown on Twitter by stating that she’s still “taking her time.” 

“I have a lot of pressure on me. I have songs stashed up. I just don’t think they qualified for my album,” she wrote. “Sometimes I think is ready sometimes I think it’s not so I’m going to take my time till it’s right.” 

The response to the official delay was mixed- diehard devotees were quick to relieve the rapper’s stress by reiterating that they were happy to wait as long was necessary, while others pounced on Cardi B’s wait time as a sign that she was “choking” in the studio.

Critics were eager to strike at the Blood-rooted rapper where it hurts the most- her street cred.

To give fans a taste of what to expect for the rapper’s unnamed album drop, Cardi B then took to Twitter once more to showcase a snippet of a work-in-progress track: 

“I forgot about this song,” she wrote. “Might just finish it.” 

If that 45-second clip is any indication of the fire yet to be released by the “Foreva” rapper, we’re happy to wait for the drop.

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