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Who Should Replace Cardi B on Bruno Mars' Tour? Here's Our Wish List

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Cardi B visits MTV TRL at MTV Studios on April 10, 2018 in New York City. 

Weeks after giving birth to her daughter Kulture, Cardi B announced that she had to pull out of Bruno Mars' fall tour due to "the whole mommy thing." Mars, ever the showman, has assured fans that the tour will go on -- but who will (or who even can) replace Cardi?

Here's our wish list:

Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor has all the hype in the world behind her right now. After closing out the string of Kanye West-produced G.O.O.D. Music summer releases, the R&B singer is riding high. But Taylor hasn't had a chance to flex the songs from her K.T.S.E. album on a big stage yet; it's time to change that.

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Teyana Taylor performs at 2018 BET Experience Staples Center Concert, sponsored by COCA-COLA, at L.A. Live on June 22, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Chance the Rapper

Chance’s new album is due out any day now. Oddly enough, the Chicago rapper has an open calendar. Chano's sunny disposition complements Mars' attitude perfectly and would surely lead to some great onstage guest appearances. It's a match made in heaven.

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Chance the Rapper performs during Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on Oct. 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas.

SZA  

A few months ago, SZA announced that she had permanent vocal damage. Thankfully, she was wrong. After months of rest and proper treatment, she’s on the path to recovery. We're not sure if she's able to commit to a full tour worth of shows, but just imagine Mars coming onstage for a guest spot on "Broken Clocks."

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SZA performs at 2018 BET Experience Staples Center Concert, sponsored by COCA-COLA, at L.A. Live on June 22, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar reversed and pitch-shifted Mars' 24K Magic title track for the Damn. single "Loyalty." Is that enough to warrant a tour together? Let's hope so. The rapper's energetic performances work perfectly as a show-opener or closer and will draw the hip-hop heads out to a Bruno Mars show.

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Kendrick Lamar performs onstage at Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Benefiting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on Sept. 14, 2017 in New York City. 

Solange

It’s been two years since the release of Solange’s landmark album A Seat at the Table, but that doesn't matter. As both an artist and the label head of Saint Records, the “Cranes in the Sky” singer is always at the forefront of relevancy. Her breathtaking ballads and elaborate stage shows have the potential to mesh well with Bruno Mars' showstopping vision.

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Solange performs during the 2017 SXSW Conference And Festivals on March 15, 2017 in Austin, Texas.