Cardi B- Bodak Yellow [Explicit]
Thanks to Atlantic Records, Cardi B released "Bodak Yellow" as a debut single on June 16, 2017. The rapper’s work was inspired by No Flockin’ by Kodak Black which maintained a number one position on the Billboard 100 chart for three weeks.
Produced by J. White, the track was written by Belcalis Almanzar,Klenord Raphael, Anthony White,Dieuson Octave, and Jordan Thorpe.
After being nominated for two 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards and Soul Train Music Award for Rhythm and Bars Award, the track won single of the Year at the BET Awards.
As her first single with a major record label, Cardi’s song relates to her life as a stripper in the past, which was received with high regards by critics and writers at large.
USA Today commended her natural approach to the track while her lyrics and the beat got everyone hooked.
The music video was released on June 24, 2017, as directed by Picture Perfect and it has gathered over 320 million views on YouTube.
Her live performances saw her sing the track at the 2017 BET Awards after party on June 25, the Wendy Williams Show on July 18, OVO Fest on August 7, 2017 MTV Video Awards pre-show on August 27, and at the 12th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards.
The song has received remixes where Cardi does one in Spanish while Spice, a dancehall artist, released her version Bodak Bitch on September 18, 2017. Copies sold for the track has reached over 500,000 copies in the US alone.
Cardi B considers herself a real-life hustler and though she was recently kicked out of a hotel for smelling weed, she does not take drugs or alcohol.
However, she is being sued for using Kevin Brophy’s image without consent. He is a male model whose back appears on the cover of her mix-tape Gangsta Bitch.