Bodak Yellow - Cardi B




The Experience: I'm a boss, you a worker... It's sad when you claim to be better just because you chose the life that others are forced into...


Music video: A girl power version of hip hop's money, cars and sex paradigm.

The Meaning of Bodak Yellow: Cardi B stands the typical hip hop paradigm - money, girls, cars - on its head, and takes the top dog spot for herself. But that doesn't change much. She brags that she isn't a worker anymore - I don't dance now. But her way out wasn't respect, just power. So her being on top doesn't she's any more respected or loved. She still sells herself - He wanna swim with his face, I'm like, "Okay" I'll let him get what he want, he buy me Yves Saint Laurent. The only difference is the price. That demeaning view of women is bad enough even if we've come to expect that from hip hop artists. But the sadness of it jumps back into the forefront when a woman is doing the singing.

Ask yourself: Do you have to offer what so many men seem to want? Is being a victimizer the only way to avoid being a victim?

Album: - 2017

LYRICS:

KSR (ooh)
Hah, it's Cardi, ayy
Said, "I'm the sh-t, they can't f-ck with me if they wanted to"
"I don't gotta dance"

Said, "Lil b-tch, you can't f-ck with me if you wanted to" (ooh)
These expensive, these is red bottoms, these is bloody shoes (ooh)
Hit the store, I can get 'em both, I don't wanna choose (bah)
And I'm quick, cut a nigga off, so don't get comfortable, look (ooh)

I don't dance now, I make money moves (wave, ayy)
Say I don't gotta dance, I make money move (ooh, ooh)
If I see you and I don't speak, that means I don't f-ck with you (ah)
I'm a boss, you a worker, b-tch, I make bloody moves (bags)

Now she say she gon' do what to who? Let's find out and see
Cardi B, you know where I'm at, you know where I be (ooh, ooh)
You in the club just to party, I'm there, I get paid a fee (bah)
I be in and out them banks so much, I know they're tired of me
Honestly, don't give a f-ck 'bout who ain't fond of me (who)
Dropped two mixtapes in six months, what b-tch working as hard as me? (yeah)
I don't bother with these h-es, don't let these h-es bother me
They see pictures, they say, "Goals," b-tch, I'm who they tryna be
Look, I might just chill in some BAPE (ooh), I might just chill with your boo
I might just feel on your babe, my p-ssy feel like a lake
He wanna swim with his face, I'm like, "Okay" (okay)
I'll let him get what he want, he buy me Yves Saint Laurent (yeah)
And the new whip, when I go fast as a horse, I got the trunk in the front (vroom)
I'm the hottest in the street (pew, street), know you prob'ly heard of me (yeah)
Got a bag and fixed my teeth (teeth), hope you hoes know it ain't cheap (cheap)
And I pay my mama bills (bills), I ain't got no time to chill (blah)
Think these h-es be mad at me (ooh), their baby father want a feel (ooh)

Said, "Lil b-tch, you can't f-ck with me if you wanted to" (ooh)
These expensive, these is red bottoms, these is bloody shoes (ooh)
Hit the store, I can get 'em both, I don't wanna choose (bah)
And I'm quick, cut a nigga off, so don't get comfortable, look (ooh)

I don't dance now, I make money moves (wave, ayy)
Say I don't gotta dance, I make money move (ooh, ooh)
If I see you and I don't speak, that means I don't f-ck with you (ah)
I'm a boss, you a worker, b-tch, I make bloody moves (bags, bags)

If you a p-ssy, you get popped (popped), you a groupie, you a opp (opp, blah)
Don't you come around my way (way), you can't hang around my block (block, nope)
And I just checked my accounts, turns out, I'm rich, I'm rich, I'm rich (I'm rich)
I put my hand above my hip, I bet you dip, he dip, she dip (grrrah)
I say I get the money and go, this sh-t is hot like a stove (ooh)
My p-ssy glitter as gold, tell that lil b-tch play her role (ah, ah)
I just a-rove in a Rolls (oh), I just came up in a Wraith (yeah)
I need to fill up the tank, no, I need to fill up the safe (ooh)
I need to let all these h-es know that none of their niggas is safe
I go to dinner and steak (blah, yeah), only the real can relate (yeah)
I used to live in the P's (ooh, ooh), now it's a crib with a gate (ah)
Rollie got charms, look like Frosted Flakes (bling)
Had to let these b-tches know (yeah), just in case these h-es forgot (oh)
I just run and check the mail, another check from Mona Scott (oh)

Said, "Lil b-tch, you can't f-ck with me if you wanted to" (ooh)
These expensive, these is red bottoms, these is bloody shoes (ooh)
Hit the store, I can get 'em both, I don't wanna choose (bah)
And I'm quick, cut a nigga off, so don't get comfortable, look (ooh)

I don't dance now, I make money moves (wave, ayy)
Say I don't gotta dance, I make money move (ooh, ooh)
If I see you and I don't speak, that means I don't f-ck with you (ah)
I'm a boss, you a worker, b-tch, I make bloody moves (bags)


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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