I Like It - Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin




The Experience: I like it like that... It's hollow when you aren't much more than what you have and feel...

Music video: The video starts off with Cardi B in search of feels - ice cream, and then quickly moves to a hot and heavy dance party on the one hand, and an empty warehouse where Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin dance it up on their own.

The Meaning of I Like It: Cardi B, seconded by Bad Bunny and J Balvin, details how she likes life: money, fame, sex, fame and success. Bad Bunny chimes in with what he likes about different girls from different countries. J Balvin adds that when it comes to girls touching is better than looking. The song is a  litany of passions and feelings - likes - but if that litany of conquests and successes were to stop... there's no one underneath the frenzy. In the end, what I Like It likes is the whole situation: feels, passions, and a society that sees women the way Bad Bunny and J Balvin sing it.

Ask yourself: If you stopped the party, the sex, all the feels, who would you be alone in that silence? Would you like the person you discovered?

Album: Invasion of Privacy (2018)

LYRICS:



Yeah baby, I like it like that
You gotta believe me when I tell you
I said I like it like that
You gotta believe me when I tell you
I said I like it like

[Cardi B]
Now I like dollars, I like diamonds, I like stunting, I like shining
I like million dollar deals, where's my pen? B-tch I'm signin'
I like those Balenciagas, the ones that look like socks
I like going to the jeweler, I put rocks all in my watch
I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance
I like proving n-gg-s wrong, I do what they say I can't
They call me Cardi Bardi, banging body
Spicy mami, hot tamale
Hotter than a Somali, fur coat, Ferrari
Hop out the stu', jump in the coupe (the coupe)
They trippin' on top of the roof
Flexing on b-tches as hard as I can
Eating halal, driving the Lam'
Told that b-tch I'm sorry though
'Bout my coins like Mario (Mario)
Yeah they call me Cardi B, I run this sh-t like cardio
Oh, d-mn

Diamond district in the jag (I said I like it like that)
Certified, know I'm gang, gang, gang, gang (I said I like it like–)
Drop the top and blow the brains (I said I like it like that)
Oh he's so handsome, what's his name? (I said I like it)
Oh I need the dollars (I said I like it like that)
Beat it up like piñatas (I said I like it like–)
Tell the driver, close the curtains (I said I like it like that)
Bad b-tch make him nervous (I said I like it)
Cardi B

[Bad Bunny]
Chambean, chambean, pero no jalan (¡jalan!)
They work, they work, but don't succeed
Tú compras to'a las Jordan, bobo, a mí me las regalan (jejeje)
You buy all the Jordan's, fool, they give them to me
I spend in the club (wuh), what you have in the bank (yeh)
This is the new religion, bang, en Latino gang, gang, yeh
Trato de hacer dieta (yeh), pero es que en el closet tengo mucha grasa (wuh)
I try to diet (yeh), but in the closet I got too much fat (wuh!)
Ya mude la Gucci pa' dentro de casa, yeh (¡wuh!)
I already moved the Gucci to inside my house, yeh (wuh!)
C-br-n, a ti no te conocen ni en Plaza (no)
M-th-rf-ck-r, nobody knows you, not even in Plaza (no)
El Diablo me llama pero Jesucristo me abraza (amén)
The Devil calls me but Jesus Christ embraces me (amen)
Guerrero como Eddie, que viva la raza, yeh
Warrior like Eddie, long live the race (yeh)
Me gustan boricuas, me gustan cubanas
I like Boricua girls, I like Cuban girls
Me gusta el acento de las colombianas (¿qué hubo pues?)
I like the accent of Columbian girls (wassup?)
Como mueve el culo la dominicana (¿qué lo que?)
I like how Dominican girls shake their -ss (wassup?)
Lo rico que me ch-ng-n las venezolanas (¡wuh!)
I like how Venezuelan girls f-ck me (wuh!)
Andamos activos, Perico Pin Pin (woo)
We're active, Perico Pin Pin (wuh!)
Billetes de cien en el maletín (ching)
Hundred dollar bills in the briefcase (ching)
Que retumbe el bajo, Bobby Valentin, yeh (boo)
Let the bass resound, Bobby Valentin, yeh
Aquí es prohibido amar, diles Charytín
Love is forbidden here, tell them, Charytín
Que pa'l picor les tengo Claritin
For their itching I got Claritin
Yo llego a la disco y se forma el motín (rrr)
I arrive at the club and the riot begins

[Cardi B]
Diamond district in the jag (I said I like it like that)

[Bad Bunny]
Bad Bunny, baby, be, be, be, be

[Cardi B]
Certified, know I'm gang, gang, gang, gang (I said I like it like–)
Drop the top and blow the brains (I said I like it like that)
Oh he's so handsome, what's his name? (I said I like it)
Oh I need the dollars (I said I like it like that)
Beat it up like piñatas (I said I like it like–)
Tell the driver, close the curtains (I said I like it like that)
Bad b-tch make you nervous (I said I like it)

[J Balvin]
Como Celia Cruz tengo el azúcar (azúca')
Like Celia Cruz I got the sugar (sugar)
Tu jeva me vio y se fue de pecho como Jimmy Snuka (ah)
Your girl saw me and fell forward like Jimmy Snuka (ah)
Te vamos a tumbar la peluca
We gonna knock off your wig
Y arranca pa'l c-r-jo c-br-n, que a ti no te vo'a pasar la hookah (hookah, hookah)
And go to h-ll, m-th-rf-ck-r, we aren't gonna pass you the hookah (hookah, hookah)
Mis tenis Balenciaga, me reciben en la entrada (woo)
My Balenciaga shoes, they receive me in the entrance (woo)
Pa-pa-pa-pa-razzi, like I'm Lady Gaga (woo)
Y no te me hagas (ey)
And don't play dumb (hey)
Que en cover de Billboard tú has visto mi cara (ey)
You've seen my face on the cover of Billboard (hey)
No salgo de tu mente
I'm stuck in your head (woo)
Donde quieras que viajes has escuchado "Mi Gente"
Everywhere you go you have heard "Mi Gente"
Yo no soy high (high), soy como el Testarossa ('rossa)
I'm not high, I'm like the Testarossa ('rossa)
Yo soy el que se la vive y también el que la goza (goza, goza)
I'm the one who lives it and enjoys it (enjoys it, enjoys it)
Es la cosa, mami es la cosa (cosa, cosa)
That's the thing, baby that's the thing (thing, thing)
El que mira sufre y el que toca goza (goza, goza)
You look you suffer and you touch you enjoy (enjoy, enjoy)

[J Balvin (Cardi B)]
I said I like it like that
(I said I like it like that)
I said I like it like that
(I said I like it like that)

[Cardi B]
Diamond district in the jag (I said I like it like that)
Certified, you know I'm gang (I said I like it)
Drop the top and blow the brains (I said I like it like that)
Oh he's so handsome, what's his name? (I said I like it)


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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