Cardi B - Cheap Ass Weave

10 September Critic Jonni 0 Comments

For Thursday Revisit, I've decided to review Cardi B's debut single and debut music video, which was released in 2015, just making it into the five-year-old Thursday Revisit rules. I've never seen this video and I'm eager to see what it's like and to compare where she came from to where she is now. The song is a rendition of British rapper Lady Leshurr's "Queen's Speech 4" which went viral, in itself, in 2015 and it's amazing that Cardi B reinvented it for herself, like Lady Leshurr reached across the Atlantic with that track and set Cardi B into motion! Cardi B even mentions Lady Leshurr and her song in this rendition of the song. She goes in hard with her rap, and it's no surprise she's become a star. Prior to the release of this song, she appeared in Love & Hip Hop: New York TV show for its sixth and seventh seasons.

The music video, directed by Renel Jolly, is set in a salon where Cardi B is getting her nails done whilst others are getting their hair done. She also appears as the receptionist, and various characters walk into the salon. There's not a whole lot going on and it's certainly not at the high-budget of her more-recent music videos, and yet she still brings star quality to the visual throughout.