Cardi B went to her first Grammy Awards this past Sunday, where the chart-topping rapper made a fashion statement with a white gown by Ashi, paired with an extravagant updo and glamorous makeup by Erika La Pearl. But it wasn’t just her style — or show-stopping “Finesse” performance with Bruno Mars — that has people talking days after the awards show. It’s the former Love & Hip-Hop New York star’s facial expression during a red carpet interview that’s making it rounds on the Internet.
While the rapper spoke to E! News‘ Giuliana Rancic, Cardi made what seemed like an uninterested face that many people felt related to plenty of life situations. The moment was transformed into a GIF and has gone viral on social media. Here are a few of the funniest tweets featuring Cardi’s expression, that’s officially been labeled as the “pretending to listen” GIF:
Along with the noise on the red carpet, Cardi’s nerves could have played a part in her facial expression during the on-camera interview. “I’m feeling nervous, overwhelmed and everything. I feel it all. Butterflies in my stomach and my vagina,” the 25-year-old told Rancic. Little did she know that she would go on to have one of the biggest nights of her life, performing alongside the night’s biggest winner Bruno Mars, meeting JAY-Z and receiving a note from U2’s Bono.
“My god, I got a f–king note from Bono,” she said in a clip while holding a handwritten note from the U2 frontman. “He knows me! I can’t believe it!” she continued. “Nobody talk to me now.”