Cardi B Promises To “Show You What She Can Do” With The Release Of Her Debut Album

Emily Gadsby
Cardi B revealed the topics she'll rap about on her debut album
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To get the #BardiGang even more hyped for her upcoming studio release, Cardi B revealed the topics she’ll rap about on her debut album. Following a seriously #BlessedUp 2017 full of record-breaking achievements and chart-topping singles/features, the “Bodak Yellow” femcee has been consistently hesitant about issuing a drop date for her first studio album. 

“I have a lot of pressure on me,” wrote the rapper in a tweet from late 2017. “I have songs stashed up .I just don’t think they qualified for my album. Sometimes i think is ready sometimes i think it’s not so I’m going to take my time till it’s right.”

Sitting down with Beats 1 Radio’s Julie Adenuga, Cardi B finally dished on the holy trifecta that served as the inspiration for her upcoming album– love, money, and “square-ass haters.” 

After dishing on what top designers will make the lyrical cut for her tracks (get ready, Fashion Nova) the South Bronx rapper revealed that some bars will definitely be reserved for her family. “Family is actually my peace of mind,” she said. “I love my family. If I was to have a camera with me people would see that I speak to my dad every single day. My dad is my best friend. My cousins–I love my niece, my sister–she’s the other half of me…my mother…my family, I love them.” 

When pressed to describe what a “Cardi B love song” would sound like, the rapper revealed that the track’s focus would fall on the gritty underbelly of the emotion. “I could really make a song of hurt, because I’ve been hurt by a lot of men,” she said. “I’m talking about, like, how sad I be when a dude curves me. And I never talk about that because I refuse to let people know that I get sad because when a man don’t answer my calls.”

To further explain just how connected she is to the emotions behind her lyrics, the rapper took to Twitter to uncover the intimate nature of her songwriting process. 

“I sound real confident recording this verse,” she wrote. “but i really want to cry while doing it .Putting your feelings in your music makes you sad in process 😓But this shit sooooo fucking fireeeeeeeeeee🔥🔥🔥I out did myself 😩😂.”

True to form, Cardi B then promised that she will “always talk about haters” on any body of work that she puts out. “I’m always gonna talk about them because I hate them. I hate y’all. I wish y’all catch something. … I’m not too cool to tell your f—ing ass something. Like, how your f—ing square ass is gonna talk about me?”

As a final clapback to her critics who question what else the rapper can do, Cardi B promises to “show these motherf—ers” what she can deliver when her album drops. 

Craving more Cardi B? Watch the full interview below: 


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