Cardi B’s breakthrough hit “Bodak Yellow” reached a new milestone over the weekend. As pointed out by Chart Data, Cardi’s diamond-certified single crossed the billion-view mark on YouTube and “Bodak Yellow” became the quickest to reach the benchmark by a female rapper ever.
The Bronx bombshell reacted to the news on Monday morning (August 2) by explaining the video was born out of a $15,000 budget and she let fans know she’s ready to get back to the studio to continue working on her anticipated sophomore album even while expecting a baby in September.
“Fifteen thousand dollars, A billion views later,” she wrote. “Wow that’s crazy! Super dope. Thank you all for all the support throughout the years….. Back to the lab. Love & appreciate y’all.”
fifteen thousand dollars, A billion views later !!!!! Wow that’s crazy ! Super dope .Thank you all for all the support through out the years….. Back to the lab. Love & appreciate y’all . https://t.co/JOqz6nd5wl pic.twitter.com/vaxatTGsjZ
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 2, 2021
“Bodak Yellow” went 10x-platinum and officially became recognized as diamond-certified by the RIAA on International Women’s Day in March. Cardi B made history as the first female rapper to ever earn a diamond plaque. The single powered Cardi into her Invasion of Privacy debut, where every song on the album is at least gold — making her the first woman to accomplish that feat as well.
Before getting back to finishing her album, Cardi and Offset are expecting baby No. 2 which is reportedly due in September. She revealed her pregnancy during a performance with the Migos at the 2021 BET Awards in June.
Watch the Picture Perfect-directed “Bodak Yellow” video below.