Cardi B has been teasing the follow-up to her 2018 major label debut, Invasion of Privacy, for almost a year now. So far, though, there has been no news about a release date or track list. But during a Twitter Space live event on Monday she teased that some fresh looks might be coming before the calendar flips over.
“But I was thinking about, you know, being really quiet, being really private,” she said in audio of the event re-posted by HipHopDX. “But I don’t know. Maybe I should just put a lil’ something something out before the year ends.” Then, thinking about it, she added, “Would y’all mind if I just do, like, a video? If I do a music video that’s just probably in my kitchen because I don’t really have nothing planned for, like, right now. I don’t know. I’ll think about it by the end of the day. I don’t know. I just feel like I gotta talk my s–t a little bit. You know what I’m saying?”
And while the comment seemed off-the-cuff in that classic Cardi free-associative way, it once again opened the door to the possibility of new music sooner rather than later.
Back in August, Cardi promised that she was not going to release any more collaborations until she dropped her next solo single. Of course, her hit collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, “Bongos,” dropped a month later, but at the time Cardi said she was firmly focused on her sophomore set.
“I’m going to put out my next solo single. Right now, I’m working on the cover art and ideas for the next record because it’s definitely coming up,” she said at the time. “Everyone always tells me I should put the record out now. They did when I released ‘WAP’ [with Megan Thee Stallion] and when I released ‘Up,’ but I always let them know I’m not going to wait long after all these singles. So stay tuned because it’s coming out very soon.”
In the meantime, Cardi has posed for a SKIMS campaign, signed up to perform alongside Niall Horan, Anitta and Charlie Puth at the Dec. 10 TikTok in the Mix event in Arizona and partnered with Patti LaBelle’s Viral Pies for a holiday campaign for her Whipshots brand.
Listen to Cardi contemplating a new video before 2024 below.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) November 14, 2023