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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. That’s the lyrical and visual subject matter of Cardi B’s latest release, the dramatic “Be Careful.” Taken from the New York rapper’s debut album Invasion of Privacy, “Be Careful” is Cardi B at her rawest, explaining exactly what will happen to her partner if they decide to cheat on her. Spoiler: it’s not good.
Sampling Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor,” the new single shows off Cardi B’s incredible word play, with the rapper lamenting over a partner who cheats on her, something she says she would never do in return. Likely inspired by her relationship with Migos member Offset, who has been accused of cheating on the now pregnant Cardi B multiple times, “Be Careful” is a song for anyone questioning their worth in a relationship.
Now Cardi has brought her warnings to life, partnering with director Jora Frantzis for the western-themed video that appears to take inspiration from Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman’s Kill Bill film series. Starting the video in a church in the middle of the desert, Cardi is dressed in a ballroom style wedding gown and covered in diamonds as she waits for her groom to arrive. Cut to the end of the video and the congregation has once again gathered in the same church, though for a much different service. For fans of Kill Bill, you know Beatrice The Bride doesn’t leave her enemies alive.
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Cardi posted a video on her Instagram account the day before releasing “Be Careful,” calling the filming the hardest music video shoot she’s ever done. In a word, it was really hot.
The pregnant rapper also hypes up her new single “Dinero” with Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled, with the video for the collaboration expected to drop soon. “Dinero” will likely be the last video we see from Cardi B for a while, with the musician set to deliver her first child in July. But knowing Cardi, she’ll be back to work in no time.