While the 2022 BET Awards were in full swing at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night (June 26), Cardi B was putting her 136 million Instagram followers on on notice. According to a recent post, the Grammy Award-winning rapper’s next single, “Hot Shit,” will arrive on Friday (July 1) — but that isn’t all.
“My new single ‘Hot Shit’ available everywhere THIS FRIDAY 7/1,” she captioned the post. “Tomorrow 8pm I got another surprise for yall, tune in.”
The post included a brief 15-second teaser of the single which basically consists of Cardi saying, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah” several times over a bass-heavy beat.
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It’s been four since Cardi B dropped her debut album Invasion of Privacy. Earlier this month, the mother of two promised her fans via her long-awaited sophomore effort would be worth the wait. As part of the tweet, Cardi shared a video that combined clips from various music videos, including “Get Up 10,” “Drip,” “Money Bag,” “Bodak Yellow” and more playing in the background.
“Just a little reminder feeling like 2020 when I had to come out and STEP to remind them,” she added. “S-IM GONNA STOMP THIS TIME AROUND.”
Invasion of Privacy debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release, with 255,176 total album-equivalent units moved (102,810 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 202,647,961). Those streaming numbers also set a new record for the largest on-demand streaming week ever for a woman.
The album was the second biggest release of 2018 (behind Justin Timberlake’s Man On The Woods) and biggest R&B/Hip Hop release since Eminem’s Revival moved 267,000 units in December 2017.
Cardi B’s star power has only grown since then and fans are undoubtedly ready for another album.