NEW YORK, NY – As Cardi B’s media presence continues to expand, there’s a sense the Love & Hip Hop star is simply grateful to have “arrived.”
Since releasing her breakthrough hit “Bodak Yellow” in June, the Bronx native has been popping up everywhere, most recently at New York City Fashion Week.
In a new interview published by The Associated Press, the stripper-turned-rapper talked about the pressure to top “Bodak Yellow” while discussing her forthcoming album, which is expected to arrive in October.
“I’m a little nervous to put the project out, but it’s like I think it’s going to do pretty good,” she said. “It’s a lot of pressure on me. Everybody’s waiting to see what I’m going to have next and it’s like … I hope people love it. But I have confidence. I really do.”
Elsewhere in the interview, she touched on some of her favorite female artists, including Beyoncé, one of her idols. The two met at JAY-Z’s Made In America festival earlier this month in Philly.
“I love Lil Kim, I love Trina, I like Remy Ma, I love Nicki [Minaj], I love all of them,” she said. “Geesh, I love all of them. I mean, I’m surprised Beyonce like me. Ahhh! I met Beyoncé.”
“Bodak Yellow” currently sits at #2 on the Hot 100 chart and Cardi feels like her dreams are finally coming true.
“It feels amazing and it’s overwhelming,” she said. “It’s like, it fills me up with lot of happiness and a lot of joy. It’s just like unbelievable. I’ve been through so many things and I worked so hard for me to be here, and it’s like I’m finally here getting what I wanted, [and getting] the respect from other artists and from everybody.”