Cardi B Releases Be Careful Music Video On YouTube

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Cardi B Releases Be Careful Music Video On YouTube

As the pressure heats up for Cardi B to deliver an album that will live up to the impossible hype and success generated by 2017’s “Bodak Yellow,” it’s only natural that the reception of her third–yes, third–single (she’s doing that thing where we’re supposed to accept not one, but two, day old bread singles as part of the album even though they’re standalone tracks–it’s kind of how Madonna tacked on “Die Another Day” to the American Life album to make it more robust) should be met with a… mixed reaction.

The cautionary “Be Careful,” rumored to be a warning at her for now fiancé, Offset, after his alleged infidelity, is filled with a side of Cardi B we haven’t quite yet been acquainted with: her vulnerable one.

As Nicki Minaj–the go-to comparison–did on her own debut album with such tracks as “Right Thru Me” and “Save Me,” Cardi seems to be opening her fans’ eyes to the idea that she has a panoply of emotions outside of the impenetrable “gangsta bitch”/stripper one.

More than just a threat to her “steady” about not suffering fools for much longer, Cardi also speaks on the double standard of men who cheat, duly noting, “I could’ve did what you did to me a few times/But if I decide to slide, find a nigga/Fuck him, suck him, you woulda been pissed/But that’s not my M.O., I’m not that type of bitch.” Here, too, Cardi debunks the presumed myth of her promiscuity and lack of care for anything beyond “red bottoms” and “new whips.” No, she’s a loyal monogamist at heart–if she’s in a relationship.

One also gets a sense of tongue-in-cheek irony punctuated by the fanciful backbeat–almost mirrored after the kind you would hear playing a taco truck–to contrast Cardi’s seriousness in expressing her fears and pain over the potential of getting a “bruisin'” to her feelings.

Then again, part of bruised feelings in love stems from a colossal wounding to one’s ego. Especially if you’ve been told you’re the hottest thing in the music industry Cardi B.

Information that spells never being treated in the abusive fashion of Keisha in Belly (one of the best pop culture references made in a song in recent memory–Belly really doesn’t get enough respect).

Arguably the most incisive reasoning of all in the song–in terms of making a man see the frivolity of his “need” for a slapdash sexual encounter–comes when Cardi B breaks down, “You want some random bitch up in your bed/She don’t even know your middle name.

” So it is that with one line, Cardi B instantly debunks the fetishized fantasy men have about meaningless sex–for it is precisely that meaninglessness that makes it so unsatisfying (this often being the motive behind why he’ll simply continue spreading his seed all over town in search of that unfindable satisfaction).

While Cardi’s willing to forgive, she can only tolerate being cuckolded (the term can be used for a woman as well as far as I’m concerned) so many times, realizing, “It’s gonna hurt me to hate you, but lovin’ you is worse/It all stops so abrupt, we start switchin’ it up/Teach me to be you so I can not give a fuck.” And it is with that specific line that she cuts to the root of the primary issue between men and women, the latter sect of humanity seeming to possess, well, more humanity than the former when it comes to comprehending the delicacy of feelings.

For those who have been unimpressed by Cardi’s first official album offering (as it’s been said, “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi” were more stand apart in their releases), perhaps it’s because coming around to a new persona in a female artist is always difficult for audiences (though Justin Timberlake can somehow get away with his “experimental” Man of the Woods bullshit). That Cardi is doing something of the inverse of what Rihanna did–going from “bad girl” to “good girl”–is also subversive. Almost as subversive as the fact that women still need to be labeled as one or the other when their emotional complexities are so far-reaching that to give a name to what a woman is would be trying to describe in just one sentence why there is no god. Though, for some, that sentence would encompass the fact that the presence of “temptresses” on this earth is the very summation of why it’s pure evil.


New Music: ‘Move B**ch, You Got Coronavirus’ (Video)

Cardi B Releases Be Careful Music Video On YouTube

Kendrick Lewis – “Move B**ch, You Got Coronavirus”

*On the heels of Cardi B’s inadvertent hit “Coronavirus Remix,” by a DJ that grabbed her rant off of Instagram and threw a beat behind it, these brothers ignored pleas for social distancing to make a video for the song “Move B**ch, You Got Coronavirus.”

The tune hails from online personality Kendrick Lewis, who posted the clip on his page.

In the video, Lewis and his crew wield air fresheners (doubling for disinfectant spray) and rap through masks: “Move, b*tch, you got coronavirus, oh sh*t, you got coronavirus/We ain’t finna do sh*t with this coronavirus/I ain’t finna take a trip with this coronavirus – I’ma chill at the crib ’cause I’m safe here/I ain’t even finna drink me a Corona beer/I’m about to stay at the crib for about a year and I ain’t coming back out til this sh*t clear.

*Controversial rapper M.I.A. sparked fury and debate on her feed after revealing that she is anti-vaccine amid the controversial crisis.

The rapper took to on Wednesday (March 25) to announce, “If I have to choose the vaccine or chip I’m gonna choose death.”

When a follower called her out for being an “anti vaxxer,” she responded with, “Yeah in America they made me [vaccinate] my child before the school admission. It was the hardest thing. To not have choice over this as a mother. I never wanna feel that again. He was so sick for 3 weeks then Docs had to pump him with antibiotics to reduce the fever from 3 vaxins.”

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If I have to choose the vaccine or chip I’m gonna choose death – YALA

— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 25, 2020

“As an adult you have choice! By then you’ve built your immune system. You have a choice as an “adult” wishing you all good health,” she continued in a since-deleted tweet, before adding, “Don’t panic you are ok. You are not gonna die.

You can make it without stressing the medical systems. Just breathe. You are going to be ok. You can make it through without jumping in the frying pan. You are fine. All the vaccines [you’ve] already had is enough to see you through.

In related news, the United States now has the most confirmed cases of coronavirus (surpassing China and Italy).

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 83,000 people in the U.S. have been infected with the deadly disease, compared to China—where the outbreak began in late 2019—which has 81,782 confirmed cases, while Italy is at 80,589, per Complex.

Have a healthy life. Don’t live in fear!

— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 25, 2020

M.I.A’s anti-vaxx statement sparked criticism among her fans, with one follower writing, “This tweet has disappointed me more than your last 2 albums [sic].” Another added: “Beyond irresponsible and reckless.”

The hip-hop star concluded her message by responding to the backlash with, “Cancelling is irrelevant!”

She also noted “All the vaccines you’ve already had is enough to see you through.”

Check out her posts below:

Don’t panic you are ok. You are not gonna die. You can make it without stressing the medical systems. Just breathe. You are going to be ok. You can make it through without jumping in the frying pan. You are fine. All the vaccines you ve already had is enough to see you through.

— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 25, 2020

Cancelling is irrelevant!

— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 25, 2020

*Famed rapper Scarface, a member of the Houston-based hip hop group Geto Boys, is the latest celebrity to test positive for the novel coronavirus.

The hip-hop star revealed his diagnosis on Thursday (March 26) during a livestream with his bandmate Willie D.

He explained that he had been sick for weeks, and officially received his results Wednesday night.

“It started off with pneumonia in both of my lungs and three or four days later my kidneys failed. I’ve been to the point where I felt I was gonna die,” he said, Entertainment Tonight reports. 

Scarface, (born Brad Terrence Jordan), has a pre-existing asthma condition, which put him at greater risk of contracting and dying from the virus. He said his respiratory issues were exacerbated by the illness and it felt “an elephant sitting on my chest.”

“I don’t see how nobody can even want to play them games,” he said of people refusing to self-isolate. “I don’t want to have fun that bad, where it could take my life.”

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