Cardi B was in a reflective mood on Tuesday (June 21). The “Up” rapper released a 2-minute video wrapping up some of her biggest hits to date, along with a not-so-subtle reminder that while she’s been looking back, she has her mind firmly set on the future.
“just a little reminder feeling in 2020 when I had to go out and take a STEP to remind them… PS-IM GONNA STOMP THIS TIME AROUND,” she wrote, apparently referring to the long-awaited follow-up to her 2018 debut album, Invasion of privacy.
The accompanying video explodes out of the gate with the Invasion track “Get Up 10” before diving into “Drip” with Migos, “Money Bag”, his hit “Bodak Yellow”, “Bickenhead”, Latin-hop hit “I Like It” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, “ Bartier Cardi”, “Be Careful”, his ballad with Kehlani “Ring” and then closing with “Thru Your Phone”.
The clip also features clips from the videos for those songs, with Cardi slipping in and out of a series of increasingly elaborate and outrageous outfits during a time when she exploded into one of the biggest hip-hop stars on the planet.
So, what about that new song she’s going to “step on”? In May, Cari took to Twitter to respond to complaints from her fans that the new music isn’t coming fast enough. “I’ve seen a lot of you shitting, ‘Oh, she doesn’t feed us…’” she said in a recorded voice note for the Bardi Gang. “So when I put what I’m going to release, I’m going to talk more about that because I clearly can’t talk about that right now. But I really had technical difficulties with my last project. I didn’t have one, not two, but three technical difficulties with the music I’ve been working on… it had to be done and taken care of before releasing it.”
She promised that when there is news, they will know. “When things come out, that’s when I’ll talk about it,” she explained. “It’s nothing, like, big or crazy. Yeah, let’s find out ’cause I know, I know, I know, I know you guys want it and I’m going to give it to you, OK? OK.”
It’s been over 4 years since Cardi released Invasion, which became the first female rap album to be nominated for album of the year at the Grammy Awards since 2003 and won the trophy for best rap album. Meanwhile, her latest single was “Up”, which climbed to number one on the Hot 100 after its release in February 2021.
Check out the video below.
Just a little reminder 😉 feeling in 2020 when I had to go out and take a STEP to remind you… pic.twitter.com/SRtDE8G9Ij
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) June 21, 2022