By the looks of it, #CardiB sky-high production budget has stayed intact since “W.A.P.”
That titanic single was parental-advisory-warning-required tribute to female sexuality, accompanied by a music video in which she and co-conspirator Megan Thee Stallion strut in a gated mansion.
Her follow-up, “Up,” features equally opulent displays. It begins with Cardi as a “grieving” widow, stamping her Louboutins on a statue’s chest—“R.I.P. 2020,” a placard reads—then dancing in cheerleader-like formation and swapping tongues with other hot women in a giant silver oyster.