Cardi B will join Jimmy Fallon as the first-ever 'Tonight Show' co-host

The rapper will appear one-on-one with Fallon next Monday and will stick around to help him interview other guests then double as the night's musical guest 


                            Cardi B will join Jimmy Fallon as the first-ever 'Tonight Show' co-host
Cardi B performs at Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium on June 02, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Getty Images)

From bagging awards to breaking records, rapper Cardi B is now all set to become the first co-host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” when she returns to Studio 6B for the April 9 telecast, NBC announced on Tuesday.

The chart-topper, who recently won Best New Artist and Best New Hip Hop Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, will join Fallon on stage throughout the program. She will chat with Fallon and perform in support of her upcoming debut album, 'Invasion of Privacy,' then stick around to interview the evening’s other guests alongside Fallon. 

This will mark the 'Bodak Yellow' rapper's third appearance on Fallon's late-night show. Back in September, she and G-Eazy performed their hit 'No Limit,' and this past December, Cardi B delightfully ranted about the downside of fame and fortune.

She said; "Everybody that I know got kids. And this is like, a lot of kids. And I got new godkids out of nowhere. You know, once you start making money everybody wants you to be their kid’s godmother or something."

The outspoken rapper has been garnering interest of people and the who's who of the industry. 

The Bronx native made history in 2017 with the release of her breakout single 'Bodak Yellow.'

The now 5x-platinum smash hit spent three historic weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, making it the first solo #1 by a female hip-hop artist in nearly two decades since Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1998. 

The 25-year- old rapper followed 'Bodak Yellow' with two massive hit singles, G-Eazy’s 'No Limit' (Feat. A$AP Rocky and Cardi B) and 'MotorSport' by Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, both of which reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Those two songs, in addition to 'Bodak Yellow,' made Cardi B the first female rapper to land her first three entries in the chart’s top 10 as well as the first female artist to achieve the same on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Then she went on with the release of 'Bartier Cardi' and Bruno Mars’ 'Finesse (Remix)', which is now certified 2x platinum, Cardi B made history yet again surpassing Beyoncé as the first woman to have five top 10 singles simultaneously on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Her highly anticipated debut album, “Invasion of Privacy,” is set to be released April 6.