One advantage of “social distancing” is having more free time to get creative and apparently, that’s what DJ iMarkkeyz was doing when he decided to remix Cardi B’s recent Instagram rant about her coronavirus fears.
The track was uploaded to iTunes and Apple Music and broke through at No. 96 on the platform’s Hip-Hop/Rap Songs chart. According to Billboard, the song had jumped to No. 5 on the same chart, as well as No. 37 on iTunes overall.
Cardi reacted to the news via Twitter with a line from her tirade, “Shit is getting real!”
Shit is getting real ! https://t.co/OSv2FOqV2Y
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 17, 2020
Cardi admitted the coronavirus pandemic had her “dead ass FUCKIN SCARED” last week.
“Government, let me tell y’all mutahfuckas something,” she said in the clip. “I don’t know what the fuck this coronavirus is about. I don’t understand how this shit was from Wuhan, China, now all of the sudden this shit is on muthafuckin’ tour. And let me tell y’all something, I ain’t even gonna front. A bitch is scared. I’m a little scared. You know what I’m saying? Like, shit got me panicking.”
She continued, “A lot of you muthafuckas think it’s a joke like I was thinking, right?” she added. “But that shit right there, just because you think you’re immune to it, guess what? You probably ain’t bitch ’cause a lot of that shit comes from muthafuckin’ China, bitch. So if you wonder where your muthafuckin’ weave or your Fashion Nova muthafuckin’ packages haven’t arrived, guess what bitch? Coronavirus [laughs]! Coronavirus! I’m tellin’ you, shit is real! Shit is getting real.”
The aptly titled “Coronavirus” song comes with a radio edit version of the track as well. The cover art features an emoji of DJ iMarkkeyz’s face with a vicious germ exploding out of his nose.
Listen to it below.