Cardi B, the Grammy-winning superstar, is back to wrap up the summer with her latest single, “Bongos,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion. The song, released via Atlantic Records, is accompanied by a vibrant music video directed by Tanu Muino. Set in Cardi B’s own sunny oasis, the video features dazzling dancers alongside the iconic duo.
“Bongos” made its global broadcast premiere on MTV, MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop, YO! MTV, BET Jams, and BET Hip Hop, as well as on the Paramount Times Square billboards. It also arrives alongside the announcement of Cardi’s historic 12 nominations at this year’s upcoming BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Tied with 21 Savage for most awarded artist, her nominations include: two nominations each for Best Hip Hop Video and Best Collaboration two nominations each for Song of the Year and Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year, and Hustler of the Year. “Bongo” comes on the heels of Cardi B’s breathtaking Vogue México and Latin America cover shoot for the famous September issue.
The breathtaking cover shoot was accompanied by an in-depth, intimate interview. Both the single and cover shoot serve as the follow to a massive string of collaborations with her fellow rap peers. Some of these include Glorilla’s Platinum-certified “Tomorrow 2,” Latto’s Gold-certified “Put It On The Floor,” Offset’s “Jealousy,” and FendiDa Rappa’s “Point Me 2.”
Prior to “Bongos,” the pair released the historic and viral sensation, “WAP.” “WAP (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion)” affirmed Cardi B as one of Apple Music’s most popular artists of all time, earning the platform’s highest-ever debut by a female artist as well as the fastest song in Apple Music history by a female artist to peak at #1.