“Money”
Screenshot: Cardi B (YouTube)

Cardi B tried to tell y’all she making money moves. And move she did.

On an otherwise quiet Friday before the holidays, Cardi B shook the internet when she released the NSFW music video for her new single, “Money.”

Directed by Jora Frantzis, the video is an exploration of bad bitchery in exquisite forms.

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Between the Beyoncé “Haunted” visuals, the Rihanna “Pour It Up” stripper fanfare and the Lil Kim rap squat, Cardi is serving a tantalizing trifecta. She did say “all my bitches bad,” after all. It’s an ode to women. It’s an ode to her damn self.

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“Ten different looks and my looks all kill,” she raps. They sure the fuck do. So many visuals. So appealing to the eye.

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The most striking visual comes when she juxtaposes images from her dextrous pole dancing to breastfeeding a child. Shout-out to Kulture. Cardi is here to say she doesn’t give a fuck about your shaming assertions.

She was a stripper. She is a mother. Not mutually exclusive. And the former surely doesn’t say shit about her ability to do the latter.

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With the “Money” music video, Cardi is embracing every inch of her femininity and it’s a wonderful sight to see.

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According to Fader, Cardi is expected to re-release Invasion of Privacy with bonus tracks, “Money” and “Press” on Jan. 25.

“The plan was always to drop a bonus, but I didn’t think I was gonna be so busy doing back and forth things after giving birth,” Cardi had said in a previous Beats 1 interview with Ebro. “December or January. It’s songs that I think are really good that didn’t make the album.”

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We ready, Cardi. So ready.