Cardi B Breaks Down the Making of 'Bodak Yellow'

"While I was recording it, every bitch that I don't like came into my head," the rapper says.

Cardi B is a force of nature. With one of the hottest songs of the summer under her belt, in Billboard's series "How It Went Down," the rapper breaks down exactly what was going through her head while recording "Bodak Yellow."

"I wanted to do a song that is, like, 'You know what? I'm in a good place in my life right now and I want to stun,'" she explains. And stun she did. The track has topped the Billboard Hot Rap Charts and is currently at no. 3 on the Hot 100, the highest-charting single by a female rapper since Nick Minaj's "Anaconda" in 2014.

"I felt it in my soul -- this song is going to be so popping," she says. "While I was recording it, every bitch I don't like came into my head."

"Bodak Yellow" is definitely one of the summer's biggest hits, something that Cardi B planned all along. "Summertime, this is the time that you flex."

Learn the full story of how it went down in the video above.