Look, let’s stop pretending to be surprised by anything that rapper Cardi B does and accept that she's a mystery wrapped in an enigma -- and we love her all the more for it. However, we’re not okurrr after she recently highlighted post-Emo rockers My Chemical Romance on her Twitter account, although it is nice to see that she’s not about to limit her influences.
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This week, the woman who brought us “WAP” shared a clip of My Chemical Romance’s 2004 single “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” on social media, and there have been some pretty interesting replies. “They don’t make music like this anymore,” Cardi tweeted, along with a short clip of the music video.
Looking at the responses, some fans are all for a Bodak Parade-era Cardi B, while others trolled her for not dropping anything new herself since her sole 2018 studio album, Invasion of Privacy. Although, to be fair, she did keep busy releasing a number of singles and collaborations, her latest being “Up,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in March of 2021. She also starred as herself on Angie Martinez’s Untold Stories of Hip Hop series and had a deep involvement in Netflix's Rhythm + Flow. Oh, she also had two children since 2018, so, stop.
The other replies and retweets, came from a TON of pop-punk/emo bands and fans of the genre explaining that there has, in fact, been music created that sounds similar to MCR since 2004. These likely made Cardi give at least a slight listen to some of them, opening her horizons to so much more great music that's out there. Look, this guy gets it:
Anyway... maybe we’ll see her rocking out at one of the band’s long-awaited reunion shows, set to take stages across North America this summer... or perhaps some Goth makeup and skinny jeans could be in her future!?
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