Cardi B Samples Lauryn Hill For New Single ‘Be Careful’

Cardi B is just days away from releasing her highly anticipated debut album Invasion of Privacy, which is set to have one of the biggest entrances onto the charts thanks to her previously released singles like “Bodak Yellow.”

In anticipation of this week’s album dropping, Cardi has released the track “Be Careful,” showing a different side to the New York rapper and sending a warning sign to those who cross her.

Cardi is pregnant with her first child with fiancé Offset from the Atlanta trio Migos, though rumours of Offset’s infidelity have plagued the couple for months. Cardi takes the rumours head on, delivering a song that appears to be written specifically for her cheating partner. Cardi opens the slow track with the gut-punch delivery of lines like “I wanna get married, like the Currys, Steph and Ayesha shit / But we more like Belly; Tommy and Keisha shit/ Gave you TLC, you wanna creep and shit/ Poured out my whole heart to a piece of shit.”

In case there was any confusion over whether Cardi B was rapping about a cheating partner, she also samples Lauryn Hill’s 1998 “Ex Factor” from the Grammy-winning The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. A song about cheating men that samples another song about cheating men? Offset, you’ve been warned.

The following song contains language that some listeners may find offensive. Viewer discretion is advised

In addition to “Be Careful,” Cardi B has also shared an image from her upcoming music video for “Bartier Cardi,” which is set to arrive sometime today.

Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy is set to be released on Friday, April 6. Cardi B will appear on SNL the next day as this week’s music guest, with Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman as host.