She promised and delivered! Cardi B asked his fans to keep an eye on the BET Awards because she had a “special surprise”. This Sunday (26), the rapper took advantage of the audience of the biggest awards ceremony focused on black culture to announce the single “Hot Sh*t“, which will be released on the day 1st of July.
The song is a harbinger of the artist’s upcoming album, the successor to the great “Invasion of Privacy“, 2018. The announcement was made in style, with a video in which cardi appears on top of a tower, in an urban-futuristic environment, wearing a metallic outfit.
My new single “Hot Shit” available everywhere THIS FRIDAY 7/1 🚨🚨
Tomorrow 8pm I got another surprise for yall, tune in 😘 pic.twitter.com/tMHJcAteum
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) June 27, 2022
The rapper even said she has another surprise for his fans this Monday (27).
Songs released in 2020 and 2021 can enter the rapper’s new album
nobody messes with Cardi B and hopes that he will go on with life without receiving a good answer. Recently, the rapper had to fend off criticism for including some of her old songs in the tracklist of her new album.
In a recent interview with Centrefold, cardi confirmed that the songs “WAP” and “Up”huge hits released in 2020 and 2021, respectively, will be on their long-awaited second studio album, still without a release date set.
With that, the rapper was criticized for “try to inflate the numbers” from their upcoming album by including both songs on the project’s tracklist.
An already deleted tweet that exposed the strategy, very common in the current streaming era, caught the attention of cardi:
“I blame the streaming era. Artists only do this to get certifications for their albums. I do not like this.”
The rapper, of course, responded:
“Stop acting innocent when you know it was you who was trying to riot. Why didn’t you say anything about other artists who recently put pre-pandemic music on their albums or people who had to put other people’s music on their albums… Imagine my biggest song not being on an album.”