Cardi B pulls a golden mask at AMAs, fans compare her to 'Squid Game’ VIPs
Cardi, who is hosting the AMAs for the first time, descended on the red carpet in a stunning black gown teamed up with a golden full-face mask
The red carpet for the 49th edition of American Music Awards also fondly known as the AMAs rolled out at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 21. The fans got to see the top global artists hitting the venue in their stunning outfits. While musicians like Bad Bunny and Becky G managed to cheer up the crowd early on, it was Cardi B who completely slayed her fit of the day.
The ‘WAP’ hitmaker, who is hosting the AMAs for the first time, descended on the red carpet in a stunning black gown teamed up with a golden full-face mask. The 29-year-old rap icon quickly grabbed one of the top trending spots on Twitter as social media users could not help but talk about Cardi’s latest fashion drop.
Speaking of the award show, Olivia Rodrigo is leading the pack with seven nominations including Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year followed by The Weeknd with six nominations.
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Cardi B steals the show at 2021 AMAs
Cardi B stole the red carpet look as she got decked up in a custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture by Daniel Roseberry. The golden mask was the highlight of the entire fit. Amidst her busy schedule, the renowned emcee quickly took to Twitter to share a picture of hers straight from the venue. She captioned the post as, “We just gettin started over here….. @AMAs”.
The Queen of hip-hop has earlier won AMAs five times and this year she managed to score three nominations i.e. Favourite Music Video, Favourite Female Artist - Hip-Hop and Favourite Song - Hip-Hop. Speaking on hosting the show, Cardi in a statement said, as reported by Billboard, “When I received the invite to host the AMAs, I was so excited. I’m ready to bring my personality to the AMAs stage! Thank you to Jesse Collins, ABC and MRC for making this happen.” The 2021 AMAs saw a few early winners in the form of Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, The Weeknd, Silk Sonic, Taylor Swift and Kanye West.
With her golden mask look, she in total pulled off eight looks at 2021 AMAs. While the golden mask look stole the show on the red carpet, the rapper opted for a black velvet high-neck gown with couture feather headpiece by Alexandre Vauthier for her very first look on the stage. She then changed the outfit to a black velvet coat dress. She teamed it up with sparkling shoulder detail and boots.
Cardi B was seen later in a bright yellow Jean Paul Gaultier gown as she accepted the award for favorite hip-hop song for ‘Up’. As the show progressed, the female emcee showed her love towards purple. She looked stunning in a purple velvet Jean-Louis Sabaji gown while announcing the next few line-ups. Later in the show, Cardi sported a black-and-white structured bustier and sheer along with fingerless gloves. A leather outfit too got the equal attention as she took care of her hosting duties. For her final look, Cardi B went all-white as topped an asymmetrical pleated skirt with a jeweled hood.
‘She looks like one of the billionaires in Squid Game’
The latest look pulled off by Cardi B got her fans amused as they thronged to Twitter to discuss the same. “She looks like one of the billionaires in squid game”, quipped one user as another chimed in, “She looks like a Dark Souls Boss fight.” One user claimed, “A little creepy.. but it’s cute.” Another trolled the emcee saying, “Love Cardi but Halloween has been over with.” The next one tweeted, “That mask scared me girl, but you definitely made a statement.” Meanwhile, another individual asserted, “Why are you eating the whole red carpet so early, let something for later!” One posted, “THE MUMMY RETURNS HOMAGE WE LOVE TO SEE IT” as another concluded, “Ma' this dress is so beautiful.... And the mask, sis you so unpredictable, you really ain't like being basic.”
She look like one of the billionaires in squid game— ace ⚡️🐰 (@acedilla200) November 22, 2021
she looks like a Dark Souls Boss fight— BAM. RAP 🇵🇸 (@BAMBOOMRAP) November 22, 2021
A little creepy.. but it’s cute.— Iamxzavierrivera_ (@imxzavierrivera) November 22, 2021
Love Cardi but Halloween has been over with. 💀— DOTTI CONDOTTI 😈💰🔥 (@dotticondotti) November 22, 2021
That mask scared me girl, but you definitely made a statement. 😭🔥— Tyrrell 🇯🇲 (@Cardikorrdei) November 22, 2021
Why are you eating the whole red carpet so early, let something for later!😩— Iamjosueb (@iamjosuevent) November 22, 2021
THE MUMMY RETURNS HOMAGE WE LOVE TO SEE IT— rohand’r maximoff • ᱬ (@rohandrr) November 22, 2021
Ma' this dress is so beautiful.... And the mask, sis you so unpredictable, you really ain't like being basic— BillionDollarBardi (@BARDIKENYA) November 22, 2021
The American Music Awards (AMAs), hosted by Cardi B, are broadcasting live from Los Angeles at 8 pm ET on ABC.