Whether You Love It or Hate It, ‘Bodak Yellow’ Is Now the No. 1 Song in the Country

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Honestly, I’m glad “Bodak Yellow” is finally the No. 1 song in the country, because now maybe people will stop writing think pieces about it and the “greatness” that is Cardi B.


Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” officially hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100—and, in the process, gave Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” the boot.

Personally, I am of the “hated it” ilk, but kudos to Cardi B for her rise from the stripper pole to reality television and, now, manufactured “hip-hop” artist.

For what it’s worth, there’s no telling how much effort Atlantic Records put into shoving this song down our throats, and it’s become some people’s version of that shitty-ass “Despacito” song. It’s just one of those catchy tunes that, even though you despise it, you can’t help knowing the words to it.

Cardi B has also made history by becoming the first solo female rapper to hit No. 1 since Lauryn Hill’s 1998 “Doo Wop.” Sure, there are plenty of Cardi B stans out there, but will we actually be singing about “these are bloody shoes” 20 years from now? Because I know I’m still bumping The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).


Angela Helm

*Goes to iTunes to purchase Bodak Yellow. * Jeah.