The wait is nearly over “regular, degular, shmegular girl from the Bronx,” Cardi B has revealed the artwork and release date for her debut album Invasion of Privacy. The long-awaited project will drop on Friday, April 6. Cardi B has literally spoken her success into existence and no one can deny her hard work to finally see her debut album is dropping has to be the greatest underdog story ever told, especially to young girls of color.
Now for a quick run-down the “Bodak Yellow” rapper first told fans at the Made In America festival that her debut album would be out in October of 2017. That date came and went, and she chalked it up to a classic case of perfectionism at play. In between that a Beyonce collaboration rumor surfaced, that came and went too. Even with a white hot career, number singles, being on every late night show in existence, and being on every magazine cover, she still had self doubt. The Bronx native revealed how she was feeling the “pressure” that came with delivering a great debut album.
I have a lot of pressure on me.I️ have songs stashed up .I just don’t think they qualified for my album .Sometimes i think is ready sometimes i think it’s not so I’m going to take my time till it’s right.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 19, 2017
“I got six, seven solid songs that I like [for the album], but I wonder if a month from now, I’m going to change my mind,” she told Rolling Stone. “It’s not as fun to do music […] my mind doesn’t flow as free ’cause I have so much on my mind,” she continued. “It’s so sad to say, and I don’t want to be the one to say it, but you gotta follow the trend. […] This generation loves to get high. They love to be on drugs. This is why they on that shit: They don’t want to think about what you’re saying.” Luckily for Cardi, artists like J. Cole know exactly how she feels. “Cardi b I seen your breakfast club interview, loved it,” he tweeted. “Don’t put all that pressure on your album. You already won. Just drop & repeat.” Later on, the two met in person. Footage emerged of an attentive Cardi soaking in Cole’s wise advice. Then, while giving her acceptance speech at the 2018 iHeartRadio Awards, Cardi shared an update on her oft-delayed project. “My album will be coming in April. Yessir, April. Stay tuned motherf—. Owww.”