Cardi B's Debut Album Is Full Of Lyrical Gems

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Cardi B is great at iconic lyrics — see: "I make money moves" or just "money moves." To this day, it's still a favorite Instagram caption. Her debut album Invasion of Privacy dropped Friday, gifting us another 10 songs of what is now Cardi's brand: unapologetic celebration of self, money, and confidence. That also means there 10 more songs of great lyrics.
This is Cardi's first studio album, a follow-up to the two mixtapes she released in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Last summer's hit "Bodak Yellow" — which ousted Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" on the Billboard 100 — is on the album, as well as her follow-up singles "Bartier Cardi" and "Be Careful." The remaining 10 songs investigate Cardi's current status as an A-list celebrity. She raps about the bizarre, bewildering effects of sudden fame. In "Ring," she raps about the lengths she'd go to for a romantic partner. In "Thru Your Phone," she sings! All the while, she is essential Cardi — authentic, irreverent, and very, very, funny.
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Ahead, the most iconic lyrics from Cardi B's new album.
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"I've been that bitch since pajamas with footies"

On the song "Drip," Cardi gives us an Instagram caption for the ages. (If anyone has a pic of themselves in footie pajamas, this is your chance!)
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You need some Little Caesar's pizza, I be Hot & Ready

Did somebody say Little Caesar's? Cardi called out the speedy pizza joint in the song "Best Life," which features Chance the Rapper.
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Went from small-ass apartments to walking red carpets / Pissy elevators, now every dress is tailored

Also in "Best Life," Cardi celebrates her ascension to A-list celeb.
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"What's a good girl? Watch me turn diva / Here goes my heart, I put it on speaker"

This lyric appears in the song "Ring," one of Cardi's most vulnerable tracks.
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"I need Chrissy Teigen / Know a bad bitch when I see one / Tell Rih-Rih I need a threesome"

Don't worry, Chrissy Teigen already knows about this lyric. No word yet from Rihanna. (This lyric appears in the song "She Bad.")
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"My little 15 minutes lasted long as hell, huh?"

The song "I Do," which features SZA, has one message: Do what you want to. At the end of the first verse, Cardi celebrates her fabled "15 minutes of fame," which have given her the freedom to do exactly what she likes.
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"'Fore I fixed my teeth, man, those comments used to kill me"

In another moment of vulnerability on the song "Best Life," Cardi admits that "comments" — probably of the internet variety — used to get under her skin.
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"And I got enough bras, ya ain't gotta support me"

In the song "Get Up 10," Cardi tracks her rise to stardom from "makin' tuna sandwiches" to "makin' the news." These days, she doesn't need any support — she's got enough bras.
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"These bitches salty, they sodium / They jelly, petroleum"

On the song "Money Bag," Cardi has a great salt-related wordplay.
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"Leave his texts on read, leave his balls on blue / Put it on airplane mode so none of those calls come through"

Peep some solid relationship advice on the track "I Do."
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"Pussy so good I say my own name during sex"

Yeah, Cardi said that.
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