Cardi B Reacts to 'Bodak Yellow' Going No. 1, Says She Will Drop a Freestyle

Cardi B was feeling "really good" and "very emotional" celebrating her No. 1 hit "Bodak Yellow" at Atlantic Records' headquarters in New York City Monday (Sept. 25).

She took the top spot on the Hot 100's latest chart, which makes her the first female rapper since Lauryn Hill -- with 1998's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" -- to have a No. 1 single without any guest appearances on the track.

"It was a lovely surprise," Cardi told Billboard. "It was kinda like a close race. It was like when Obama was running for president. I'm like, 'Ahhhhh!'"

The rapper had tweeted to fans that she'd release a new song if "Bodak Yellow" topped the chart. While she won't be revealing her second single just yet, she said she will be dropping "a freestyle that I did with my whole entire cockroach heart -- 'cause my heart is very little, like a cockroach."

Cardi's "Bodak Yellow" dethroned Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do," which held the No. 1 spot for three weeks.

"Like, damn, why'd it have to be Taylor Swift? I like her, I like that damn song," the rapper joked, just before singing a bit of the "Look" chorus.

See her reaction to going No. 1 in the video above.


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