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Cardi B strikes a pose for her 2019 hit single ‘Press’. Photo: Supplied

Three lit Cardi B tracks we can relate to when the rap superstar visits SA

Let’s take a look at exactly how South Africans can relate to the feisty American rap sensation’s music.

Cardi B hair kulture

Cardi B strikes a pose for her 2019 hit single ‘Press’. Photo: Supplied

Firstly, we can all agree that the announcement that Cardi B is coming to South Africa has brought some much-needed cheer after an intense start to 2020. 

The Grammy award-winning rapper’s foray onto our shores happens in June at the Castle Lite Unlocks concert and will feature the petite pop star alongside some local hip-hop acts which are yet to be announced.

In the past, Castle Lite Unlocks has brought Kanye West, Drake and Chance the Rapper to South Africa. has taken a look at Cardi B’s rap catalogue to pick three tracks we think will resonate with local audiences. 


In this chart-topper from her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B boldly makes her declaration that all she really needs is money.

With petrol at an all-time high, nearing the R16 mark, continuous forecasts on how the economy is slowing down, budget cuts and load shedding, it’s safe to say that everyone can relate to how a major cash injection will personally boost their finances.

While tickets to Cardi B’s concert in June have been relatively inexpensive for an international star, it could be worth it to get some motivation to keep going.

The power lyrics — ‘But nothing in this world that I like more than checks (Money); All I really wanna see is the (Money)’ — could be just what you need to keep the ball rolling for the rest of 2020.

Be Careful

It’s been a chaotic week since the State of the Nation Address (SONA) was disrupted and scenes of anarchy from Parliament filled our TV screens.

Accusations were made and retracted and while apologies were the order of the day, upset locals took to social media to voice their frustration and dismay with the government.

One thing was made clear – South Africans are not afraid to exercise their right to freedom of speech and will use all the platforms available to them to make their voices heard.

Provoked, the citizens of this country will send out a collective ‘Be Careful’ and as the Hustlers actress’ spicy lyrical exchange to an ex exclaims:

Be careful, be careful, be careful with me.’

Man, I thought you would’ve learned your lesson

‘Bout likin’ pictures, not returnin’ texts

I guess it’s fine, man, I get the message

You still stutter after certain questions

I Like It featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin

With everything that the country is facing — from a slow economy, high unemployment rate and continuous protests over university student fees – one thing remains: The citizens of South Africa’s ability to get up and have a good time anyway.

It’s the weekend and you’ll find people stoked, their braai stands out and ready for a good time because like the 27-year-old puts it:

Yeah baby, I like it like that

You gotta believe me when I tell you

I said I like it like that

You gotta believe me when I tell you

I said I like it like