Cardi B Has a Freestyle to Tide You Over, 'I Came Right Out the Trenches to Top of the Charts': Listen

Cardi B
Ramona Rosales 

Cardi B photographed on Nov. 7, 2017 at Carondelet House in Los Angeles. 

Cardi B is busy in the lab working on new tracks for the eagerly anticipated follow-up to her full-length label debut, Invasion of Privacy. But in the meantime, she gave fans a treat on Monday (Nov. 18) when she dropped a brief freestyle to remind us who the boss is. 

Wearing a white tank top and posted up next to a stack of snacks, Vienna sausages and sandwich bags, Cardi jumps right into in during the one minute flow, licking a finger and rapping, "I be in the mansion, you be in my mentions / I came right out the trenches to the top of the charts / Lost friends on the way / This s--t is breaking my heart / 'Bout 30 seconds in I'm like where do I start / I don't act I'm a hustler just playing my part," giving a shout-out to her co-starring role in the Jennifer Lopez film.   

"Just a little something something... hair on healthy," she wrote in the caption of what she calls "a little something until I finish the album," ending with a tongue-wagging shout of "suck my d--k!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Just alittle something something ......hair on healthy.

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So far this year Cardi has appeared as a judge on Netflix's Rhythm + Flow, dropped the solo single "Press" and offered up guest verses on songs from Ed Sheeran ("South of the Border"), Lil Nas X ("Rodeo") and French Montana ("Writing on the Wall"). In a recent chat with Billboard, Cardi said, "My album is on my mind 24/7. It's practically all I'm focusing on." She said she's faced some creative challenges along the way, but will not be deterred.

"There's certain music that I want to do, but I feel like, is people interested in that? I feel like things have changed. It's more like a twerk sound going on right now. It's just like, 'Should I just do my music around that?' But I cannot just go with what's hot. I still gotta go with what I want to do," she said.

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