Cardi B came through Carpool Karaoke drippin’ and gave us 14 minutes of pure joy. The Bronx rapper made her debut on the viral series only a few weeks after her ex-fiancé Offset and his group Migos got the Carpool Karaoke treatment, and if there’s a competition for who had the better segment, we have to go with Cardi. She (kinda) learned to drive, told kids to stay in school, talked about her childhood, and entertained the elderly. It was like five Carpool Karaokes in one.
Performing her biggest hits like “Bodak Yellow,” “Be Careful,” and “Money” with James Corden, the pair talked about Cardi’s love of ASMR, as well as her tough childhood. Touching on the beginning of her music career, Cardi said she developed her sound thanks to her work as an dancer. Travelling across the country to perform in clubs, Cardi said she developed an understanding of what music people wanted to hear in each state, which helped her craft a sound that would appeal to everyone. Still, getting her music played was a struggle. “A lot of these DJs was sleeping on me, so I had to keep on making music until I find the right one that’s gonna make them catch their eyes on me,” said Cardi.
Rattling off a list of the five luxury cars she owns but can’t drive, Cardi and Corden had an impromptu driving lesson in a Range Rover that reaffirmed Cardi’s decision to keep her vehicles for photo purposes only. RIP all the flags and cones.
To end the feel-good segment, Cardi and Corden stopped by a Senior Living Facility so the new mom could perform her single “I Like It” to mixed reviews. Most of the residents loved the song, but one man left the room to call his repair man. His grandkids are not going to be impressed.