After a meteoric rise, and 12 weeks on the chart, Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” has finally reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Only five female hip-hop artists have made their way to this No. 1 spot: Hill; Lil’ Kim in 2001 for her version of “Lady Marmalade” alongside Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Mya from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack; Shawnna in 2003 for her appearance on Ludacris’ “Stand Up”; Iggy Azalea in 2014 for her Charli XCX tag-team “Fancy”; and now Cardi.
After the news broke, several female MCs took to Twitter to congratulate Cardi B on her historic moment, including Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, Rapsody, and Trina.
“Congratulations to a fellow NEW YAWKA on a RECORD BREAKING achievement,” Minaj wrote. “Bardi, this is the only thing that matters!!! Enjoy it.”
“Thank you!!” Cardi responded to Minaj. “This means sooo much coming from you!!”
Congratulations to a fellow NEW YAWKA on a RECORD BREAKING achievement. Bardi, this is the only thing that matters!!! Enjoy it💕💞🎀 @iamcardib
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) September 25, 2017
Thank you!! This means sooo much coming from you!! ❤️ https://t.co/vPGwFiBAiQ
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 25, 2017
Congratulations @iamcardib for having a #1 record in the country that's not as easy as it seem this huge🙌🏾 May u have continued blessings🙏🏾
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 25, 2017
— Lil' Kim (@LilKim) September 25, 2017
— Rapsody (@rapsody) September 25, 2017
— TRINA (@TRINArockstarr) September 26, 2017
Even Swift sent Cardi B flowers to honor her record triumph, despite her single “Look What You Made Me Do” being dethroned.
Cardi also holds the 97th position on the Hot 100 for her feature alongside A$AP Rocky on G-Eazy’s “No Limit.”
As Cardi B’s profile continues to grow, we can only hope that her ascent signals a much-needed shift in recognition and support for females in hip hop.