Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ By the Numbers

Cardi B’s highly anticipated, Instagram-ready album Invasion of Privacy is finally here. In the coming days and weeks, you’ll no doubt hear the album broken down in every possible way: are all the cheating-boyfriend songs about Offset? Who are the subliminal disses aimed at? Is the record too commercial, or not commercial enough? How is her rapping? Were the features any good?

But right now, we don’t care about any of that. We went through Invasion of Privacy with a fine-tooth comb, and used actual math to determine what Bardi cares about the most. Below, Cardi B’s obsessions, according to Invasion of Privacy

A note on methodology: We counted each lyric only once, even if it repeats. We counted only lyrics rapped or sung by Cardi herself. Being cheated on is omitted because it is the theme of two entire songs, so counting individual mentions is essentially impossible.

BITCHES: 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒 (54 mentions)

No other topic obsesses Cardi quite like bitches. Whether they’re hating her guts, being stunted on, stabbing her in the back, or inspiring her to seek elective office (“Ride through your hood like, ‘Bitch, I’m the mayor’”), these bitches are all around, and Cardi is noting every move they make.

BEING THAT BITCH:👸🏾 👸🏾 👸🏾 👸🏾 👸🏾 👸🏾 👸🏾 👸🏾 👸🏾 👸🏾 (10 mentions)

“Bitch” for Cardi is mostly an insult when referring to others. But when she’s talking about herself, it’s the ultimate compliment. She a “real bitch.” She’s “that bitch.” She’s a “boss bitch.” And given her come-up over the past 12 months, who can disagree?


All of the rumors about her own relationship drama haven’t stopped Cardi from (lyrically) threatening to take your significant other right out from under you. And she’s refreshingly unbiased—whether it’s your “baby daddy” or your “bitch,” Cardi will steal them away without a second thought.

GOING FROM RAGS TO RICHES: 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰 (7 mentions)

Bartier Cardi has come a long way in a short time—from working at a supermarket to the heights of stardom (or, as she memorably puts it, “I went from making tuna sandwiches to making the news”). But she remembers her humble beginnings and—if her lyrics are any indication—is plenty appreciative of where she is now.

STRIPPING: 👯  👯  👯  👯  👯 (5 mentions)

Her former job at Sue’s Rendezvous plays a large part in Cardi’s mythology but, at least on Invasion of Privacy, a pretty small part in her songs. Stripping merits just a handful of lyrical mentions—but don’t think Cardi has her nose in the air or has forgotten about her past. She still frequently sticks up for her former co-workers on social media.

BEYONCE: 🐝🐝🐝 (3 mentions)

The Queen Bey plays a fascinating role throughout Invasion of Privacy. Her name pops up three times, in three wildly different contexts: as part of a punchline (“With them pretty-ass twins, you look like Beyoncé,” she quotes an impressed man as saying about her, in her words, “porn star titties”); as a singer of heart-rending songs about cheating (“Beyoncé on my stereo, ‘Resentment’ on repeat”); and, most notably, as a piece in Cardi’s own story, a marker of how far she’s traveled. “I took pictures with Beyoncé,” she raps, and she sounds amazed.

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When we normally talk Beyoncé and surprises, they are geared more towards her album releases; both 2013's Beyoncé and 2016's Lemonade were released to little or no build-up. For her most recent surprise, Beyoncé didn't drop any new anthems; she dropped in on the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.

For those who were unaware, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in 1958 by legendary choreographer and activist Alvin Ailey. This past Saturday, Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles caught one of their shows at the L.A. Music Center with Tina's Angels, which is a group of young women that Knowles is mentoring.

After the matinee performance, Tina brought Beyoncé and her Angels backstage to greet the dancers, and from the clips that hit Instagram, this looks like a momentous occasion for everyone involved.


Backstage of Alvin Ailey!!! #tinasangels #Whatamoment #lookatGod #AreyallSisters #bestdayever

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Every year, millions of people across the world tune into the Grammy’s to acknowledge excellence in music, and celebrate the achievements of others. With 2016 being such a big year for dance music, you can expect reactions from DJs as their friends and collaborators are presented with the highest honor in music. Here are some of the best DJ’s reactions from the Grammy’s last night:

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Swedish House Mafia’s Last Show Ever At Ultra 2013 [Video]

10649084_1010627968963305_3437918529641673585_oFor this week’s flashback Friday, we are taken back to the end of an era. It’s coming up on almost two years since the disbandment of Swedish House Mafia and most of us have yet to move on from the transition. Yes, Axwell / Ingrosso are great and Steve Angello is also doing well, but I can’t help but feel a void that their individual acts cannot fill.

The reality of the situation is that for those who entered the EDM scene circa 2009-2011, Swedish House Mafia most likely played a vital role in their introduction and immersion in the EDM culture. With their departure, we are older and wiser and our tastes have changed and evolved; yet, as we look back on what it was like just a few years ago, we can’t help but get a good kick in the nostalgia feels.

Relive the end of the Swedish House Mafia below:

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Remember last year when Mat Zo’s album got leaked? Well apparently music isn’t the only thing that Mat Zo has trouble keeping in his possession.

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So there’s your life lesson: If you’re going to steal a car, make sure it’s not owned by a Twitter famous DJ.

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Source: Reddit

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