Our girl Cardi B hit No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on Monday (Sep. 25), making history by becoming the second female rapper ever to top the chart as a solo artist. And while we all know the massive hit maker’s obsession with red bottom Louboutins (she owns well over 90 pairs at this point, according to her stylist) and bright, larger-than-life Bronx-bred personality, did you know before she became uber famous, she also starred in Romantic Depot commercials?
In the three different spots, one of which has a version currently running on local cable networks including New York 1, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s instantly recognizable voice is heard introducing herself. “Hey there, y’all! It’s your wild friend Cardi B and I want to talk about the largest sex toy store in the history of New York City,” the rapper says, while in another she playfully urges fans to head on over to “Romantic Depot, baby! Say my name and you’ll get a free sex toy!”
While we’re not sure when these ads were actually shot (we reached out to Romantic Depot multiple times for comment but had not heard back at time of publication), it looks like the sex toy store hopped on the Cardi B bandwagon just in time, publishing to their YouTube page one in February 2017 and the others as recently as June and July.
Watch the three ads below, but beware. We’re pretty sure they’ll just make you love the genuine rapper all the more.