Cardi B has caused a stir on social media with her new music video "Up", which at the moment of writing has been viewed more than 2 million times. In the opening scene, the Grammy laureate stands next to a tomb of the year 2020, wearing high heels, pantyhose, and a black corset (why, what else one should wear to a funeral?).
Then the video shows Cardi B as a Rolls-Royce mascot dressed in a revealing white outfit. In another scene, the rapper twerks on the tomb of 2020 (let's face it, it deserves that) and says that young men experiencing financial problems will have a hard time finding a significant other:
"Broke boys don't deserve no p***y. I know that's right", says the lyrics.
All of this would have been enough for other female rappers, but Cardi B decided to up the ante. In the video she also appears in the company of mermaids, who start licking each other's tongues.
In yet another scene, she wears a plastic see-through dress that leaves nothing to the imagination. For some reason she lies on a glass table with a naked white man inside of it then later Cardi B looks like Medusa, but instead of venomous snakes her hair tips have heads of Barbie dolls.
It appears the video has not left anyone unmoved.
Users praised the 28-year-old for her versatile outfits and rapping skills.
Others joked about the provocative scenes in the video.
Still others found the music video bad.
I already KNOW this music video and song gonna make me gag 😭✋ JUST BY A SNIPPET— T0xic.killer (@T0xickiller1) February 4, 2021
Beyoncé once said in an interview "people don't make albums anymore they just put out a low bunch of singles and they burn out and they put out another one" she went on and said "people don't even listen to a body of work anymore.." 😕 and I feel like that's WatsUp here.— CeeJae (@Siyanda_Mazulu) February 5, 2021
One user claimed the lyrics in the chorus were stolen.