Cardi B is a hitmaker in every sense of the world. With five Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers to her name, she’s proven herself in the solo route with a pair of No. 1s, which is the most of any female rapper and also is a force in the assist category.
While it’s been over four years since her multi-platinum Invasion of Privacy debut and fans patiently await her sophomore effort, the Bronx bombshell has been churning out A-list collaborations this summer with Normani and Lizzo.
Since this list was originally compiled in early 2018 and Cardi has made a ton of history in the subsequent years, Billboard extends Cardi B’s top feature list to 25. Check it all out below.
This article was originally published on Jan. 8, 2018, and has been updated to reflect as of Aug. 2021.
25. Cashflow Harlem feat. Cardi B & Ryan Dudley – “Want My Love Back”
The “Bartier Cardi” rapper finds herself in a love triangle in the theatrical “Want My Love Back” visual. Cashflow Harlem sets the tone of the record, while playing the dangerous game of hanging out with other women behind his girl’s back. It eventually catches up to him by the video’s end, as Cardi drives by his apartment building and finds him walking out conversing with another woman. An angry C.B. swiftly attacks her man and throws a cup of water on the home-wrecker, as Ryan Dudley repeatedly croons, “I just want my love back.”
24. Red Café feat. Cardi B – “She a Bad One”
With a song title like “She a Bad One,” it was only right to team up with Cardi for the Mossberg Montana-produced track. The Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol.1 artist spits her verse donning a white leather jacket at what looks to be a night club, as Red Cafe extravagantly tours around with numerous beautiful women by his side enjoying the nautical scene. Bay Area legend E-40 later makes an appearance on the record’s remix.
23. Phresher feat. Cardi B – “Right Now”
Boroughs collide when Brooklyn meets the Bronx as the NYC natives exchange hardcore bars, while letting you know what they want “Right Now.” Cardi B’s star shines brightest through the World Star Hip Hop-exclusive visual, which recently eclipsed the one million view mark on YouTube. Almanzar defuses the hate on yet another 2017 track — letting everyone know she is not to be messed with, “Told that/ stupid bitch to pipe down/ Throwing shade and talking that shit/ Please do all of that in my town/ Yeah, that 4 train Bronx bound.”
22. Juicy J feat. Cardi B – “Kamasutra”
The T.G.O.D. artist calls on Cardi for the assist on the raunchy “Kamasutra.” The “Bodak Yellow” artist taps into her sexual side, while caressing the chorus and repeatedly rapping, “Boy, you better fuck me all night.” The Kama Sutra is actually an old Indian scripture that explores the history of sexual intercourse. Cardi keeps the coitus theme rolling into her verse with shrewd wordplay.
21. Rita Ora feat. Cardi B, Charli XCX & Bebe Rexha – “Girls”
It was all about girlpower for Rita Ora’s star-filled single. Cardi B was a late addition to the empowering track, but some of their fellow female artists weren’t feeling the love for the bisexual anthem, which ended up dimming the light of the potential bop.
20. Offset & Cardi B – “Um Yea”
Offset connects with his wifey on the DJ Durel-produced song, which appeared as one of the 30 cuts from QC’s Quality Control: Control The Streets Vol.1 compilation album. Bardi handles the closing verse of the record, where she compares her lavish ways to New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s legendary career in the Bronx.
19. D.R.A.M. (Shelley) feat. Cardi B – “Cute” (Remix)
Big Baby D.R.A.M. enlisted Cardi for the remix to his 2016 single “Cute.” The Bronx MC injects a brash verse to contrast with the Virginia native’s childlike innocence on the bookends of the Charlie Heat-produced record. Belcalis predicts her rise in hip-hop, while confidently rapping, “I’m the hottest b—h in the streets/ I’m the hottest b—h in the game/ Know I’m the wettest b—h in the sheets/ All them little b—-s you fuck/ Yeah, they’re cute, but they are not me.”
18. Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
An unlikely combination results in chart fireworks. “Girls Like You” had a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 for seven weeks with Cardi B continuing her 2018 winning streak following the release of her Invasion of Privacy debut album. It isn’t until nearly the three-minute mark that Cardi kicks her first stripper tale but she makes the most of her 30-second assist.
17. Jennifer Lopez feat. Cardi B & DJ Khaled – “Dinero”
As two of the biggest entertainers to call the Bronx home in the past 25 years, the first Jennifer Lopez and Cardi collaboration was expected to be heard from the BX to J. Lo’s second home of Miami. “Dinero” doesn’t quite reach the skyscrapers of Manhattan even with DJ Khaled ad-libs connecting the dots, but the collab is a major bucket list moment for the Hustlers co-stars either way.
16. Migos & Cardi B – “Type Shit”
The Migos and Cardi B have connected on an array of bangers over the years and they hit the refresh button for Culture III standout “Type Shit.” Cardi butchers the dusty 808s after taking the baton from Takeoff for an angry assist letting her competition know they can’t keep up with her even while baby No. 2 bakes in the oven.
15. Ozuna feat. Cardi B – “La Modelo”
Cardi B showcases her bi-lingual ability alongside Puerto Rican singer Ozuna. “La Modelo” serves as another example of the late 2010s shift in the mainstream pop scene feeling an infiltration from Latin America.
14. Lizzo feat. Cardi B – “Rumors”
“Rumors” served as Lizzo’s comeback single and first music release since 2019. She faces the haters head-on and puts the rumors and fake news to rest over triumphant horn-tinged production. Cardi B isn’t a stranger to rumors bringing her to the center of controversy, and she doesn’t flinch when clapping-back to put out the fire, whether that be with her Twitter fingers or a hard-hitting verse.
13. French Montana feat. Cardi B, Post Malone & Rvssian – “Writing on the Wall”
French Montana attempted to break the streaming world when combining the forces of Post Malone and fellow Bronxite Cardi B. Even though the A-list collab probably didn’t live up to Epic Records’ standards, Cardi still shines with an uptempo tongue twister of a verse where she names every designer in her closet in about five seconds.
12. City Girls feat. Cardi B – “Twerk”
It was a Quality Control party in the world of New Orleans bounce. Cardi B and the City Girls crafted an empowering women’s anthem that took the Bronx native back to her days dancing on the pole. “Twerk” bopped its way into the Hot 100’s top 30 and continued Cardi’s 2018 domination.
11. Normani feat. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
Normani enlisted Cardi B in July to launch into the era of her debut album with the raunchy “Wild Side.” The former Fifth Harmony singer’s team had Cardi rewrite her verse to make it even “nastier,” which she happily obliged to. “Wild Side” earned a top 20 debut on the Hot 100 and gave the pair a potential late song of the summer bop.
10. Offset feat. Cardi B – “Clout”
Self-serving clout chasers are running rampant in society these days. Over twitchy Metro Boomin’ production, Cardi B assists her hubby for his solo debut album standout “Clout.” The Bronx native tags in and calls out those that keep her name in their mouth for free promo while incorporating a shrewd Destiny’s Child reference.
9. BLACKPINK feat. Cardi B – “Bet You Wanna”
BLACKPINK’s first rapper collaboration came in 2020 with Cardi B and it should only knock down the door for more in the future. If it weren’t for 2020’s pandemic, “Bet You Wanna” would have had the dancefloors full. Cardi B adds her spicy flair to the innocent K-pop supergroup as her verse is sandwiched in between a formuliac R&B bop co-written by One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.
8. Pardison Fontaine feat. Cardi B – “Backin’ It Up”
After co-writing a plethora of tracks on her multi-platinum debut album Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B returns the favor with a braggadocios assist. Their chemistry bleeds through on the boastful track, as Cardi and Pardi show their ability to secure the bag. With Cardi B’s help, Pardison Fontaine earned his first top 40 hit in 2018.
7. Ed Sheeran feat. Cardi B & Camila Cabello – “South of the Border”
One of the more underrated cuts to make the list. Cardi’s first collaboration with former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello and the malleable music genius Ed Sheeran. The trio heads “South of the Border” for some Latin flavor. The Bronx bombshell closes her verse with a haymaker to probably speaking to Offset about how she can do it all in rap and give birth in the prime of her career. “You got a girl that could finally do it all Drop a album, drop a baby, but I never drop the ball,” she raps.
6. DJ Snake feat. Cardi B, Selena Gomez & Ozuna – “Taki Taki”
On the heels of their “La Modelo” collaboration, Cardi B continues to traverse the Latin music scene with another banger by teaming up with pop sensation Selena Gomez on “Taki Taki” for a massive DJ Snake hit. Cardi proves her versatility once again, as “Taki Taki” had the dancefloors bumping on the 2018 club playlist staple, which topped out at No. 11 on the Hot 100.
5. Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse” (Remix)
This Stereotypes-produced record originally appeared on Bruno’s 2016 24k Magic album, without Cardi. The rumored collaboration hit the masses to open the new year on Jan. 3 with a coinciding visual, which was inspired by one of the pop artist’s favorite ’90s television shows, In Living Color. Mars took to Instagram to explain how his friendship with Cardi was born: “I met Cardi B at 3 am after my show in LA backstage where we recorded her verse for ‘Finesse.’ She walked in the room and she was everything I’d hope she’d be. Never change Cardi! Don’t let this crazy music business change who you are. You [possess] something that can’t be taught. You’re a true star. Thank you for putting your energy and love all over this record and video.”
4. Migos, Cardi B & Nicki Minaj – “Motorsport”
“Motorsport” began the countdown toward Migos’ highly anticipated Culture II as the project’s lead single. Cardi B joined Nicki and the Migos on the star-powered record, which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Speculation ran rampant on social media with cryptic theories regarding how Minaj and Bardi were upset about being on the record together, but rumors of such feuding have since been dismissed by all parties. The futuristic “Motorsport” visual hit the public after being delayed and has accumulated over 610 million views. Cardi continues to attack her detractors while memorably declaring herself the “Trap Selena” to close out her verse.
3. G-Eazy feat. Cardi B & A$AP Rocky – “No Limit”
This Boi-1da-produced single helped power G-Eazy’s third studio album, The Beautiful & Damned, to a top 5 debut on the Billboard 200. Cardi and A$AP Rocky deliver superstar assists, which have helped the record reach the Hot 100’s top five. The tuneful record was released in the midst of “Bodak Yellow” surging toward No. 1 status — just weeks before it actually came to fruition (Sept. 8, 2017). Bardi takes aim at her haters on her turn, rapping, “Swear these hoes run they mouth, how these hoes out of shape? / Can you stop with all the subs? B–h, I ain’t Jared.”
2. DJ Khaled feat. Cardi B & 21 Savage – “Wish Wish”
With an album boasting the late Nipsey Hussle’s final video and a Beyoncé and JAY-Z collaboration, it can be tough to stand out amongst the stars and that’s what Cardi B and 21 Savage were able to achieve with “Wish Wish.” A bona fide standout from 2019’s Father of Asahd, Cardi flosses about her riches over menacing production while continuing the magic created with her “Bartier Carti” sidekick.
1. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – “Please Me”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars made it 2/2 with the groovy “Please Me” in early 2019. It’s a shame we haven’t gotten another collab from the powerhouse labelmates since and the Cardi-Bruno joint tour was canceled in 2018 due to Kulture’s mother’s pregnancy. With baby No. 2 on the way, here’s to hoping for another connection from the Grammy-winning collaborators in the near future.