Cardi B has addressed the rumor she wants to star in a B.A.P.S. remake after the 1997 film’s director insinuated that the Grammy-winning rapper was interested.
The Bronx bombshell responded to the reports on Thursday (March 9) with a tweet explaining that she had no idea where the rumor even originated.
“I don’t even know where that rumor even came about….Maybe because we looked soo cute in the Wap video ? …kiss kiss,” she wrote.
Cardi’s “WAP” collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion came with a Collin Tilley-directed video that took some inspiration from the 1997 cult classic, especially when it came to the colorful wardrobe.
I don’t even know where that rumor even came about….Maybe because we looked soo cute in the Wap video ?💖💛 …kiss kiss 💋 https://t.co/HaL4vG4bSp
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) March 9, 2023
“WAP” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is currently 7x platinum while the visual boasts nearly 500 million views on YouTube.
The idea for a Cardi B-assisted remake came from the movie’s director Robert Townsend name-dropping the 30-year-old rapper in an interview with Slash Film earlier this month.
“There’s people that love, love, love the film and some people that didn’t get it,” Townsend said. “And those that love it – like you love it and you get it – I’ve had people go, ‘Hey, we want to do a remake.’ Everybody from Megan Thee Stallion to Cardi B is like, ‘Could we do…’ I mean, it’s like, I don’t know.”
While the air has been taken out of the balloon with the momentum of a potential B.A.P.S. remake brought to a halt, Cardi is still dipping her toes into the Hollywood scene.
After invading the ninth installment of the Fast & Furious series in 2021, Cardi is set to continue her role as Leysa in Fast X which is set to hit theaters on May 19.
She also previously starred alongside Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer and Lizzo in 2019’s Hustlers, but her lead role debut has been put on hold after Cardi dropped out of Assisted Living due to reportedly being “overextended” just days before the film was slated to start production in New York last year.
B.A.P.S. (Black American Princesses) arrived in March 1997 and starred Halle Berry, Natalie Desselle, and Martin Landau. The 97-minute blockbuster lost money at the box office after making just over $7million with a budget of about $10 million.