The 'Bodak Yellow' rapper made history by topping the Billboard Hot 100

By Derek Lawrence
September 27, 2017 08:30 AM

Look what Cardi B made her do.

A day after Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” was knocked down to No. 3 on the Billboard charts, she sent flowers to the new history-making No. 1, Cardi B.

The rapper, 24, shared a picture of the gift on Instagram, writing, “Sooo beautiful and lovely. Thank you @taylorswift for the flowers 💐❤️❤️…. and I freaking love your music 🎶.”

“That was so beautiful; [she’s] such a sweetheart,” Cardi B told PEOPLE Tuesday evening at the Airbnb True York Launch of New York City Experiences in Brooklyn.

“I’ve always been a fan. When I knew it was me and her competing for that No. 1 spot, I was like, ‘Oh why it have to be Taylor Swift?!’ I love her. I don’t really like saying, ‘Knock her off’ — she knocked everybody off! Wait a minute girl, that’s not fair I’ve been working my ass off to be No. 1 and you just took it like Hurricane Irma! I needs that! It feels good.”

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Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Hot 100-topping single is only the second song by an unaccompanied female rapper to ever top the chart, joining Lauryn Hill’s 1998 track, “Doo Wop (That Thing).”

She’s also the first female rapper of color to appear on a No. 1 hit since Lil’ Kim collaborated with P!nk, Mya, and Christina Aguilera for 2001’s “Lady Marmalade.”

  • Reporting by MABEL MARTINEZ

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