Six years ago, on April 6, Cardi B dropped her debut studio album Invasion Of Privacy, and it was an instant massive hit. Bolstered by fiery and beloved singles like “Bodak Yellow,” the album cinched a No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, nabbed Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammys, and had plenty of great songs to hold fans over.

We mention that because it’s been radio silent from her on the full-length front since that release, although she’s promised that this will change very soon. Moreover, the Bronx rapper took to her Instagram Story on Saturday (April 6) to celebrate the occasion and double down on the promise of a new project in 2024.

“6 years ago I released my first album and it broke so many records GAH LEE!!” Cardi B expressed on the social media platform about Invasion Of Privacy‘s six-year anniversary. “6 years later I’m preparing to drop the next one this year.. it’s so different from what everyone is expecting and I’m sooo excited. Love you guys and thank you for the support! I’ll talk to ya soon I been so busy these last few days [red heart emojis].”

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Furthermore, Cardi B has been relatively quiet online when it comes to her fan interactions, although there was some recent drama brewing in her mentions. A conversation around racial ambiguity roped content creator Raymonté in this time around, and this recent instance reflects a larger debate around Black and Latine communities.

Specifically, she took issue with so many people not only misrepresenting her Latin American roots, but invalidating them in the face of other heritages. It’s a complex conversation with a lot of gray area, and one that is much larger than any one artist.

However, the good news is that this also resulted in a surprising confirmation for some fans: Bardi and Nicki Minaj loyalist Ice Spice are actually on good terms. They bonded over their Dominican heritage in this case and shut down any and all beef rumors between them. Hopefully these conflict lines can become clearer (and less frequently drawn) within the rap world in the near future.


Nicki Minaj and Sexyy Red took the Hip Hop space by storm when they released “Pound Town 2” with Tay Keith last year, and the two MCs are now running it back with another joint.

On Thursday (April 4), the New York City rapper teased a remix of one of her latest blockbusters in partnership with her peer from the Midwest.

“You got your verse for #FTCU? Finna drop the remix,” she tweeted at the 25-year-old. “Left #PoundTown to go #FTCU.”

Referring to their previous collaboration, she added: “a remix for a remix ?????”

Soon after the above post went live, Sexyy responded to it by writing: “Song + Video?”

The Queen Barb then quoted her question and answered: “Miss lady, bring the kids & the stroller that’s all I got to offer right now. [laughing emoji] a play date.

“Let somebody film us bi$h [crying emoji] sexy know DANG well we on tour in #gagcity Barbz. send me that verse right away pls ma’am. It’s a superstar (or 2) on there as well. [tongue-out emoji] GET IT SEXY!!!!!!

In a now-deleted Twitter post from early January, Nicki Minaj teased a remix of “FTCU” with a male rapper and asked her Barbz to decide who it should be.

“If there were a male rapper featured on the 3rd verse of “FTCU,” who would be your guess? #PinkFriday2,” she wrote.

As of now, it is unclear if her most recent plans for reworking said song still involve a man’s voice.

In similar news, Beyoncé recently gave one of her latest No. 1 hits a surprise remix that features not only new lyrics but a fresh sound.

Earlier this week, Queen B  dropped “Texas Hold ‘Em (Pony Up) Remix,” giving the original country track a New Orleans bounce makeover with harder drums and a dance-friendly breakdown.

After calling “all my cowboys to the dancefloor,” she also delivers a new verse on which she sings: “Woke up this mornin’, my heart keeps racin’/ Straight to the bottom, we all need salvation/ Need you to in this drought, take me downtown/ Gon’ leave the truck, whiskey, baby/ Let’s get weekend wasted.”

She also sing-raps on the track: “Pony up and salute your town/ Chasin’ our sins away, way brown/ And I’ll be damned if I cannot dance with you/ Baby, pour that sugar and liquor on me, too/ Furs, spurs, boots.”