Dynamic Duo: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s Encore
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have teamed up again to release their latest track, “Bongos.” This marks their second collaboration after the 2020 hit, “WAP.” Accompanying the song is a vivid video directed by Tanu Muino. Watch:
Cardi B’s Musical Journey
Cardi B, known for her fiery lyrics and unique style, has been on a musical spree. Following her singles “Hot Shit” and 2021’s “Up,” fans have eagerly awaited more from the rapper. It’s been a significant gap since her 2018 album, Invasion of Privacy. Although there’s no official word on a second album, Cardi B hasn’t been resting. She’s dropped tracks like “Jealousy” with Offset, “Put It on da Floor Again” with Latto, and “Point Me 2” with FendiDa Rappa. Watch “Jealousy:”
In 2020, the decision to not submit “WAP” for Grammy consideration raised eyebrows. It was later revealed that the song was saved for a potential album-based Grammy run in 2021. While Cardi B has remained tight-lipped about her next album, she hinted at having a title and release date in mind during a conversation with Whoo Kid.
By the close of 2022, Cardi B addressed a leak of what turned out to be fake new material by sharing a snippet of an unreleased song, captioning it, “HERE some scraps since yall STARVING.” Check out a video of Cardi B dancing atop a Rugrat.
Megan Thee Stallion’s Rising Stardom
Megan Thee Stallion, another powerhouse in the hip-hop industry, unveiled her second album, Traumazine, in August 2022. Since then, her stardom has skyrocketed. She showcased her versatility by hosting Saturday Night Live, appearing in the Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and filming for the upcoming movie Dicks: The Musical.
A significant event in Megan’s life was the sentencing of Tory Lanez to 10 years in prison for shooting her. Reflecting on the traumatic experience, Megan penned an op-ed, stating, “As I reflect on the past three years, I view myself as a survivor, because I have truly survived the unimaginable. [This guilty verdict] was a victory for every woman who has ever been shamed, dismissed, and blamed for a violent crime committed against them.”
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