Cardi B Breaks Houston Rodeo Attendance Record, Cites Selena Quintanilla as Inspiration

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Cardi B performs at Rodeo Houston on March 1, 2019 in Houston, Texas. 

Cardi B recently broke the attendance a record at the Houston Rodeo, and she's thanking the late Selena Quintanilla for giving her courage to make it happen.

Wearing a pink and blue sequence cowgirl outfit, the "Please Me" rapper performed at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Stadium Friday (March 1), breaking an attendance record once held by Garth Brooks. Cardi's performance drew a record 75,580 fans -- only three more concert-goers than Brooks' previous record.

On Saturday, Cardi posted a video on Instagram from backstage at the rodeo, where she credited the success of her performance to the late Queen of Tejano. 

"I was so nervous to perform in front of 70,000-plus people, but when i saw this picture, like, out of all the outfits that she wore, for me to see this picture with this outfit -- this was the inspiration for 'Please Me' -- I knew I was going to be alright," the rapper said, pointing to a photo of Quintanilla hanging on the wall.

Cardi concluded the IG clip by shouting out her love Quintanilla before singing and dancing along to the singer's hit song "Como La Flor."

Cardi's record-setting Houston Rodeo performance coincided with the release of "Please Me" music video with Bruno Mars, where she and the crooner meet up at an after-hours taco spot in Los Angeles.

In the "Please Me" video, Cardi is wearing a revealing black and purple outfit resembling the one Quintanilla donned during her iconic performance at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1993.

See Cardi B's Instagram post and "Please Me" video below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I was so sick yesterday ya don’t even know ! I had such a bad migraine I had to get a doctor backstage to give me two shots and ain’t rehearsed cause I been working all week and ain’t really know what I was getting myself into until I got in the venue .Im OD honored for all the love Houston gave me! I remember the first time I came to Houston I came out here to strip and people showed me maaaaaa love and Houston was the first place me and set when on a date ------The love have really grown .I was maaaaa hype to see this picture before I got in my dressing room cause out of all her outfits there’s a picture hanging on the wall of the outfit I got my inspiration from for Please Me music video.It was like a lucky sign to me .

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