Cardi B and Bruno Mars drop 'Finesse' — listen now!
And check out the music video!
Strap on those red bottoms and give them your attention, baby — Cardi B and Bruno Mars have dropped their first-ever collaboration!
The remix of his 24K Magic track “Finesse” hit the internet late Wednesday night after the rapper announced it on her Instagram page earlier in the day. In the ’90s-inspired track, accompanied by an In Living Color-esque music video, Cardi B opens rapping, “Drop top Porsche/ Rollie on my wrist/Diamonds up and down my chain/Cardi B, straight stuntin’, can’t tell me nothin.’”
Mars picks up the second verse while dancing on a rooftop set in a soundstage, singing about how they “look good together” before leading into the hook: “We out here drippin’ in finesse/It don’t make no sense/Out here drippin’ in finesse.” (Read the full lyrics here.)
Mars, who directed the video, tweeted it is “dedicated to one of my favorite TV shows of all time. He followed up by another giving a “shout out to the people over at Fox Studios at a very special thank you to [Keenen Ivory Wayans],” who created In Living Color.
“Finesse” comes at an exciting time in both musicians’ careers. Cardi B launched to superstardom this summer with her record-breaking hit “Bodak Yellow,” which made her the first female rapper since Lauryn Hill to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She dominated long enough to grab Hill’s record, making her anthem the longest-reigning chart-topper on the Hot 100 for an unaccompanied female rapper. She also earned two Grammy nominations for the song and is part of the Coachella lineup.
Mars spent 2017 promoting his double platinum 2016 album 24K Magic on a world tour of the same name.
Listen to the remix above.