Cardi B Levels All the Way Up in Her "Money" Music Video

Cardi B Levels All the Way Up in Her "Money" Music Video

The artist's new music video is a testament to her come-up and an ode to the hustle.

The artist's new music video is a testament to her come-up and an ode to the hustle.

Text: Brandon Tan

What better gift for the holidays than a video drop by the music maverick of 2018, Cardi B? The artist has had a remarkably momentous year, racking up awards and breaking records all throughout making constant headlines for giving birth and getting beef. To top it all off, she just released the music video for her 'I made it' anthem "Money," which upon third review may I pronounce one of the best videos of the year.

Though there's no doubt the now Grammy-nominated rapper has seriously leveled up, modesty remains a core value to Cardi, born Belcalis Almanzar. She may stomp in Balenciaga now, but the money moves were made in Fashionnova—and still often are. The elaborate video is a testament to where she came from and where she's at. Not only that, but also where she's headed. While humility, as mentioned, has been central to Almanzar's come-up, so has MONEY as the video so vividly illustrates.

The tables, literally turning in the video with a stripper atop them, have also spun figuratively, seeing Cardi at a seat and not the pole. The singer has spoken openly of her time stripping, attributing today's success to the hustle of yesterday. We love a cheeky metaphor!

See below for the rest of Cardi's sumptuous visuals and extravagant fashions in her "Money" music video.

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