It’s been a busy weekend for black celebrities.
Cardi B released her anticipated debut album and confirmed the pregnancy rumors. Drake dropped a new Louisiana-inspired single accompanied with a music video.
Rapper Cardi B confirmed that she is pregnant during her SNL performance by revealing her baby bump. A day after releasing her debut album and gaining overwhelming support from it, Cardi decided to give the public more to talk about by revealing that she is pregnant. During her performance of “Be Careful”, Cardi B finally revealed her pregnancy by wearing a snug-fitting white gown. While many people have taken to social media to say that her career days are numbered, Cardi is taking a better approach.
Watch Cardi’s SNL performance of “Be Careful” here.
Jay-Z speaks candidly with David Letterman
David Letterman has left his throne of late-night television to embark upon a new endeavor, a special with Netflix. Last Friday, he released the latest episode of his Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
Rap icon Jay-Z spoke candidly about his journey from drug dealer to rapper and businessman, his mother’s sexuality, and his relationship with Kanye. Jay likened his sometimes feud with Kanye to disagreements that all siblings have. See clips of his interview below: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll-GzXpBx-s[/embedyt][embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU-vnDmxd1Q[/embedyt]
Drake shocks South Louisiana with new single
Drake’s latest single “Nice For What”, is just what the ladies needed for the summer. The new summer-anthem features legendary New Orleans bounce producer BlaqNmilD and artists 5th Ward Weebie and Big Freedia. This isn’t the first time that Drake has sampled bounce music. New Orleans Twitter noticed this and wondered if they were being played by yet another culture vulture. Big Freedia begged to differ in a Fader interview, “We’re steady moving forward to get the bounce culture even further out there and, as you can see, other artists are recognizing our music and our talent down here in New Orleans.”
With big names continuing to notice the New Orleans’s talent, there’s hope for resurgence in the city’s music industry. In a different Fader interview, BlaqNmilD expressed his excitement for the single’s release and what it could do for the city. “This record should motivate New Orleans artists and producers to try to bring this game back to the bottom of the map like Cash Money and No Limit did in the late 90s.”
Watch the star-studded bounce anthem below.