Cardi B’s Invasion continues. As part of her debut Invasion of Privacy, the Bronx bombshell teams up with SZA on the album closer, “I Do.”
Produced by Murda Beatz and CuBeatz, “I Do” works as an empowerment anthem. The TDE songstress handles the infectious chorus with her soulful vocals. “I do whatever I like / I do what I like,” she sings. Cardi B also opens up with her no-holds-barred approach. “I think us bad bitches is a gift from God,” she explains.

No song brings as much unmerciful heat as “I Do,” a swaggering duet with fellow boundary-breaker SZA about leaving men on read. “I do what I like, I do, I do,” SZA coos, floating freely into higher registers as if she refuses to be tied down. Indeed, pushing against hip-hop’s glass ceiling has been a theme in both women’s careers, which is one reason this pairing has such impact.

Beyoncé boasted 12 tracks on the Hot 100 dated May 14, 2016, the week that her album Lemonade launched at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (with all the set’s songs on the Hot 100 that week).

Here is a look at Cardi B’s 13 songs on the Hot 100 dated April 21:

No. 8, “I Like It” (Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin) (debut)
No. 10, “Finesse” (Bruno Mars & Cardi B)
No. 11, “Be Careful”
No. 21, “Drip” (feat. Migos) (debut)
No. 23, “I Do” (feat. SZA) (debut)
No. 28, “Ring” (feat. Kehlani) (debut)
No. 32, “Bartier Cardi” (feat. 21 Savage)
No. 38, “Get Up 10” (debut)
No. 39, “Best Life” (feat. Chance The Rapper) (debut)
No. 43, “Bickenhead” (debut)
No. 50, “Thru Your Phone” (debut)
No. 57, “She Bad” (Cardi B & YG) (debut)
No. 58, “Money Bag” (debut)

The loquacious Bronx emcee denied Internet rumors of a supposed beef with Minaj, though she understands why it’s “entertaining” to watch rappers swap disses. “I ain’t gonna front: When Nicki and Remy [Ma] was beefing, everybody was tuning in, like, ‘Ooh, what’s next?'” she said.

But this weekend I experienced trolling on a new level. On Friday 6 April, I published a short piece on GQ.co.uk about the new Carbi B album: Invasion Of Privacy. I said the album was good, praised Cardi B’s meteoric rise, and explained her backstory (she’d taken up stripping to make enough money to escape domestic violence, before turning to reality TV and then rap.) I compared Cardi B to Nicki Minaj, writing: “Cardi was the new Nicki. Except better, cooler, funnier; realer. Nicki intimidates; Cardi endears. Bye Barbie; hey Bacardi.” This was my personal opinion – something I am entitled to. I think Nicki Minaj is, of course, an incredible musician. But I personally prefer Cardi B. Specifically: her character.

[Intro]
M-M-M-Murda

[Chorus: SZA]
I left a nigga on read ’cause I felt like it
Dress me down in that Raf, Saint Laurent jacket
Dapper, dapper, I look fine and my checks divine
No wonder, wonder why I do whatever I like
I do what I like, I do, I do
I do what I like, I do, I do
I do what I like, I do, I do
I do what I like, I do, I do

[Verse 1: Cardi B]
I think us bad bitches is a gift from God (gift from God)
I think you broke hoes need to get a job (get a job)
Now I’m a boss, I write my own name on the checks (Cardi)
Pussy so good, I say my own name during sex
I might smack a bitch ’cause I felt like it
Gucci shoes and a belt like it
Said that Cardi is his favorite fragrance
I’m a rich bitch and I smell like it
I’m in a boss bitch mood, ay, these heels are Givenchy, ho
These are some boss bitch shoes
If you ain’t no boss bitch, move, ay
For the record, I set records, record sales
I like niggas that been in and outta jail
They said by now that I’ll be finished, hard to tell (I can tell)
My little 15 minutes lasting long as hell, huh?

[Chorus: SZA]
I left a nigga on read ’cause I felt like it
Dress me down in that Raf, Saint Laurent jacket
Dapper, dapper, I look fine and my checks divine
No wonder, wonder why I do whatever I like
I do what I like, I do, I do
I do what I like, I do, I do
I do what I like, I do, I do
I do what I like, I do, I do

[Verse 2: Cardi B]
Look, broke hoes do what they can (can)
Good girls do what they told (told)
Bad bitches do what they want (they want)
That’s why a bitch is so cold
I’m a gangsta in a dress, I’m a bully in the bed
Only time that I’m a lady’s when I lay these hoes to rest
The coupe is roofless, but I get top in it
I’m provocative, it’s my prerogative
80K just to know what time is it
Cardi rockin’ it, go buy stock in it
Spent what I want, ain’t no limit
I say what I want, I ain’t never been timid
Only real shit comes out my mouth and only real niggas go in it
Leave his texts on read, leave his balls on blue
Put it on airplane mode so none of those calls come through
Here’s a word to my ladies, don’t you give these niggas none (give ’em none)
If they can’t make you richer, they can’t make you cum

[Chorus: SZA]
I left a nigga on read ’cause I felt like it
Dress me down in that Raf, Saint Laurent jacket
Dapper, dapper, I look fine, and my checks divine
No wonder wonder why I do whatever I like
I do what I like, I do, I do
I do what I like, I do, I do
I do what I like, I do, I do
I do what I like, I do, I do

According to Digital Music News, Cardi B was paid $70,000 (£48,851) for each of the two shows she agreed to put on during Coachella, but the cost of setting up the stage for each comes with a major price tag and the festival’s parent company AEG is covering none of it…..
‘And then it’s like, I have to invest so much money on my stage set, my own money, that I gotta go to Wells Fargo and write a check that it’s crazy. Like, almost $300,000 (£209,364) [per weekend].”

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