Cardi B Talks Topping Billboard Hot 100: 'It's Like Winning the Lottery'

When Cardi B’s "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, she became the first female rapper to top the chart without the assistance of any other credited artists in nearly 19 years.

To celebrate her Hot 100 success, Billboard caught up with Cardi B to find out where she was when she found out that she topped the chart for the first time with "Bodak Yellow."

"I was in Atlantic Records," she says. "Somebody called me like, 'You hit No. 1!' And everybody came in the room like, 'Oh, you hit No. 1!' and it was like a surprise party."

"My whole family was there, and it was just an emotional moment, it’s like winning the lottery," she continues. "I actually felt like, damn! It was more special than my birthday."

You can watch the video of Cardi B discussing topping the Hot 100 chart above.