2020 is dead, long live 2021! Cardi B dropped her most current music video for her brand-new single “Up” at midnight on Friday (February 5), and with it, a eulogy for a bottom year. The follow-up to the record-breaking smash collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”, which released 7 months prior in August, she’s put the past behind her and is looking towards the sky– or at least towards an album release, set to show up in the coming months.
” Up” is a bumping bop that riffs from the appealing refrain: “If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck.” The video starts with Cardi twerking in a graveyard over a crypt marked “R.I.P. 2020” completely, chandelier crystal-encrusted funeral outfit, complete with a fishnet veil and signature red-bottom shoes. From there, the visuals whip through an excessive montage of sex and glamour. At one moment, Cardi’s ghost-riding as the blinged-out prize on the hood of a Bentley. In another scene, she’s whipping out a vibrator in a pearly, all-girl ménage à trois inside the mouth of an oyster. In Cardi’s quintessentially intriguing style, there are some genuinely mind-boggling WTF moments, too: Are those barbie doll heads actually singing from inside her curls?
Ahead of the video’s release, Cardi stated in a YouTube livestream, that she hoped the tune would sound more “hood” than previous releases.
- Cardi B