Is Cardi B collaborating with Nicki Minaj? Rapper's 'surprise' has fans asking if it will be like 'Ladies Night'
Some fans are expecting Cardi B's second album promised this year while others think 'Ladies Night' may get its reboot soon
It looks like the long-imagined pairing by fans of Nicki Minaj and Cardi B for a collaborative song might see the light of day soon. Cardi B took to her social media on December 20 to reveal an upcoming "surprise" she's got cooking. "Got a surprise coming," she said on Twitter. The 'WAP' rapper followed up her tweet with the teaser, "Ya won’t be ready !!"
Got a surprise coming 😊😊— iamcardib (@iamcardib) December 20, 2020
Ya won’t be ready !!— iamcardib (@iamcardib) December 20, 2020
If you have ever seen the comments section of either Cardi B or Nicki Minaj on any tweet/post, it's almost a guarantee you'll find a barrage of comments from the BardiGang or Barbies claiming their favorite artist as the better. While such competition has existed for years, there have also been many of those who think the two rappers would make for an epic collaboration.
It isn't clear whether or not the two will team up for a song and Cardi B's surprise hasn't been given a release date, but fans have some theories as to what it might be.
The Ladies Night reboot
"LIL KIM SAID. CARDI GONNA DO ANOTHER LADIES NIGHT WITH ALL FEMALE RAPPERS TYPE ISH. THATS THE SECRET, that’s the next collab that’s gonna have everybody “mad” while @NICKIMINAJ NM5 will be 400k sales first week," says a fan, referring to an all-star collaboration Cardi B said she had planned. Her announcement goes back to last year in which the rapper said she wanted to bring together several leading ladies from hip-hop. The idea was allegedly inspired by a Lil' Kim song: "I want to do this remake, not of like ‘Ladies Night,’ but it’s definitely a Lil’ Kim song inspired," Cardi told REAL 92.3’s Big Boy during Sunday’s Real Street Festival.
At the time she also explained, "I ain’t gonna say it, but I definitely got like a couple of people. I will say it, but it’s a secret. I got a couple of people in mind." She continued, "I know I’m gonna make it happen. It’s very specific. I really been having this idea. It’s an idea from a Lil’ Kim song that I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. And I want to put like four female rappers, and then I wanna put one female rapper that is not signed." She added, "That idea that I have is really dope and I know it’s gonna happen." So, going by her confidence of its fruition at the time, hopefully, a year would have been sufficient enough for Cardi B to pull together her team of famous ladies.
You knew this would be in question.
The clock is ticking before we get to see the follow-up to her debut studio album 'Invasion of Privacy' by the end of the year. However, Cardi B did state she's working on it and planned for the sophomore LP's release in 2020. In June, the rapper confirmed on Twitter that her second album is on the way. "The music coming sweety," she noted in her response to a hater who dissed her on the site, before replying to a fan, "It's coming. Its going to hit too!!!"
Why you more thirsty about my music then my fans ?You must be the biggest fan cause you the first comment on this post .....The music coming sweety ♥️ https://t.co/D86GUx9Feq— iamcardib (@iamcardib) June 16, 2020
In April, celebrating the anniversary of her debut record, Cardi B then gave it the release timeframe within this year: "Happy Birthday Miss INVASION OF PRIVACY. My first baby," she wrote on social media. "Im workin on her sister so I can birth her this year." If we're banking on her words and the excitement she conveyed in her latest tweets, it could easily be this, or possibly a new single to hype up the album before it drops. Nevertheless, we will have to wait and see.
Nicki Minaj collab
Cardi B and Minaj's rumored collaboration is allegedly titled 'Lavish', according to HotNewHipHop. A snippet of the song began making its rounds on Twitter and even had a page on Genius before being removed. After involvement in a back-and-forth with Minaj fans, Cardi B hinted she had a new song ready that would certainly rile them up. "Since ya mad ..imma give ya something mad to be about …..This next single and coll- ….Gonna have ya sick….since ya here," she wrote, followed with four winking emojis.
Since ya mad ..imma give ya something mad to be about .....This next single and coll- ....Gonna have ya sick ....since ya here 😉😉😉😉— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 9, 2020
This could also mean she plans to release a collaboration with another female rapper/artist. Cardi B x Doja Cat? Cardi B x Ariana Grande? Who's it gonna be?