On Thursday (January 4), the outspoken Bronx native hit Twitter to express how grateful she was for the opportunity.
I wish i can make a video thanking everybody for the Amazing feedback but most importantly Bruno Mars for giving me this opportunity . Unfortunately i cant , I️ got a crazy allergic reaction and i look like a blowfish ?? MAKE SURE YOU GET FINESSE AVAILABLE NOW !
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 4, 2018
Serving as an homage to the sketch comedy series In Living Color, the “Finesse (Remix)” video earned a response from Kim Wayans, one of the former stars of the Keenen and Damon Wayans-created show.
Wayans, who appeared on In Living Color from 1990 to 1994 and is the sister of the show’s creators, says she became emotional due to the tribute.
“What an amazing tribute to # In Living Color.! Made me emotional. Thanks for the love, Bruno. I’m a big fan!,” Wayans tweeted on Thursday (January 4).
What an amazing tribute to # In Living Color.! Made me emotional. Thanks for the love, Bruno. I'm a big fan! https://t.co/2YVL30ZocK
— Kim Wayans (@kimwayans) January 4, 2018
The collab between the two Hip Hop/R&B powerhouses garnered mostly positive reactions. Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe and Hot 97’s Ebro Darden gave the “Finesse (Remix)” their personal approval.
This Cardi B and Bruno Mars single got me like pic.twitter.com/kiEDvbcS0U
— Podcast God (@PodcastGoat87) January 4, 2018
This Bruno Mars and Cardi B video for Finesse, literally made me cry and I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the In Living Color theme… I…. It…. it’s just so wonderful….Emotions are so stupid!
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) January 4, 2018
That Cardi & Bruno tho!!! ????
— OldMan Ebro (@oldmanebro) January 4, 2018
This Cardi B & Bruno Mars tune yeah ? pic.twitter.com/BLEVBU9rmi
— An Intellectual. (@LonelyScribe) January 4, 2018
I wanna hate on Cardi & Bruno new song but I can't cause she is doing something different & not the same ol same ol we been hearing lately.
— TREEZ™ ??♿ (@OceanGrownTREEZ) January 4, 2018
That Bruno & Cardi record is fucking flames. Like, I knew it was gonna be, but damn.
— itsJefff (@killadelfkid) January 4, 2018
But others were quick to put the “Finesse (Remix)” directly in the trash.
That cardi B song and Bruno is trash pic.twitter.com/2pzlaeco8f
— karlie ?? (@KarlieMomo) January 4, 2018
just seen that new bruno mars and cardi b.
— ? (@ChrsBrownTrash) January 4, 2018
Not gonna lie, y’all REALLY gassing Cardi B now…….. that song with Bruno Mars is awful
— PEABODY™️ (@AchaFlocka) January 4, 2018
Cardi B ruined a perfectly good Bruno Mars song
— Jamon?? (@iAmJamon) January 4, 2018
While some just wanted to hear from Joe Budden.
Thoughts on cardi b and Bruno joint?@JoeBudden
— heybru (@bruweez) January 4, 2018
Waiting on @JoeBudden to say how much he loves this new Bruno/Cardi track because…. 90s!!!!
— Leo Jeanette (@JeanetteLaNier) January 4, 2018
Watch the “Finesse (Remix)” video in its entirety below.