Cardi B. talks of meeting Beyoncé, plans for Oct. album

Nicole Evatt
Associated Press

Cardi B. has a breakthrough hit with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” and the rapper said she’s ready to follow the single’s success with an album next month.

“I have an album coming. It will be dropping in October. I’m an October baby,” Cardi B., who turns 25 on Oct. 11, said in a recent interview. “I’m a little nervous to put the project out, but I think it’s going to be pretty good.”

Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

Cardi B. said she’s nervous because there’s “a lot of pressure on” her after the success of “Bodak Yellow,” which topped No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, making her the first female rapper without any accompanying artists on the song since Lauryn Hill’s hit “Doo-Wop (That Thang)” in 1998.

“Everybody’s waiting to see what I’m going to have next and it’s like, ‘… I hope people love it,’ ” she said. “But I have confidence. I really do.”

“Bodak Yellow” has become a No. 1 hit on the R&B and rap charts, and is one of the year’s most streamed songs. The New York-born rapper, who first gained attention on Instagram, appeared on the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop: New York” before the song’s massive success. The song has helped her become one of the few solo female acts to launch a major hit on the pop charts, which has recently been dominated by male performers for the last two years.

“It feels amazing and it’s overwhelming. It’s like, it fills me up with lot of happiness and a lot of joy,” she said. “It’s just like unbelievable. I’ve been through so many things and I worked so hard for me to be here, and it’s like I’m finally here getting what I wanted, (and getting) the respect from other artists and from everybody.”

One of those artists is Beyonce.

“I’m surprised Beyonce liked me,” Cardi B. squealed. “I met Beyonce!”

“It’s like, ‘Oh my God!’ That’s how it feels like. I can’t talk, I can’t breathe,” she added.