In one of the most captivating moments if the 2018 Grammys, a seasoned star and and a super-powered up-and-comer combined for an action-packed, ‘90s-tastic performance.
It was Bruno Mars and Cardi B, tearing through the remixed version of the former’s “Finesse,” released just after the new year to widespread acclaim. As soon as it dropped Jan. 4, there was chatter they might perform it together at the Grammys. They certainly did — in all its brightly-colored, new jack swing glory — but with added surprise treats. There were furious dance moves and towards the end, Cardi dropped in little of her own recent single, “Bariter Cardi.” Just try and get on their level.
While the performance was an instant winner for all parties involved, Bruno still left the stage with much to hope for; whether or not he takes home the night’s final prize of album of the year still remains to be seen.