Cardi B says she doesn’t need any press, but we’re giving her coverage anyway.
One day after pleading not guilty to all charges, including assault, stemming from a strip club altercation that took place last summer, the Bronx native is presenting her own courtroom narrative with the release of her music video for her song “Press.” Leading a choreographed routine with an army of nude dancers, it’s clear Cardi is running the show. Incidentally, the (very NSFW) video also marks the rapper’s directorial debut.
The singer wowed us this past weekend with her performance of “Press” at the BET awards, and the new visual is even more unforgettable. Filled with murders, a courtroom scene, and some great style moments (See: the next level blazer in the courtroom) this has Cardi’s trademark over-the-top name all over it.
In true Cardi fashion, the singer took to Instagram this morning to thank her team for their help in making her vision come to life.
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Thank you @jorafrantzis for making my storyline come to life.I was so specific with this video I wanted to co direct with someone who can understand my vision and don’t say ITS NOT POSSIBLE for a answer 😂😩😩.Thanks glam for taking good directions and trusting me on glam and working together to make the looks possible .I wanted these white eyebrow ,white hair look so bad !Ya work together and made it happen just how I wanted it .Thanks @tanishascott for helping me put together a militant clean simple choreo for the video and Yeaaa and enjoy everybody !!! ……. ooo and thank you @oggizery_june for helping on the editing !
“Press” is Cardi’s first solo release of the year, though she did collab on tracks with Bruno Mars, City Girls, and hubby Offset. Following the massive success of her debut album Invasion Of Privacy, her sophomore effort is expected to drop by the end of this year, but she has yet to share any further details.