2020 is ineffective, long reside 2021! Cardi B dropped her most modern song video for her contemporary single “Up” within the ineffective of night on Friday (February 5), and with it, a eulogy for a bum year. The follow-as much as the file-breaking rupture collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP“, which released seven months prior in August, she’s assign the past gradual her and is calling toward the sky — or a minimal of toward an album unencumber, space to advance within the coming months.
“Up” is a bumping bop that riffs from the catchy refrain: “If or now not it’s up, then or now not it’s up, then or now not it’s up, then or now not it’s stuck.” The video kicks off with Cardi twerking in a graveyard over a crypt marked “R.I.P. 2020” in rotund, chandelier crystal-encrusted funeral apparel, complete with a fishnet veil and signature crimson-backside shoes. From there, the visuals whip by a dizzying montage of sex and glamour. At one 2nd, Cardi’s ghost-utilizing as the blinged-out trophy on the hood of a Bentley. In one other scene, she’s whipping out a vibrator in a pearly, all-lady ménage à trois all by the mouth of an oyster. In Cardi’s quintessentially intriguing vogue, there are some in actuality mind-boggling WTF moments, too: Are those barbie doll heads in actuality singing from inside her curls?
Forward of the video’s unencumber, Cardi said in a YouTube livestream, that she hoped the tune would sound more “hood” than earlier releases. “I needed to carry out something more gangsta, more cocky,” she said, per Rolling Stone. And issues are already in quest of the rapper this year: In simply hours after its unencumber, the “Up” video had already topped 3 million streams on YouTube alone.