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Diddy, Oprah & 36 Other Celebrities With Cardi B Fever

Everyone can't get enough of Belcalis Almanzar.

Cardi B's career trajectory continues to soar now that her debut album has reached the ears of fans. Her album, Invasion of Privacy which is expected to hit Number 2. on the Billboard charts this week, has gained her plenty of new fans and respect among the top heavy hitters in hip-hop. All weekend, rappers from today and yesteryear have commended the Grammy-nominated artist on her thrill seeking project like T.I., Missy Elliott and Logic.

The love also reached outside of rap lines with acts like Green Day and President Oprah Winfrey boarding the Cardi B train. Speaking to VIBE VIVA in 2016, Cardi gave away what truly has people hooked on her life. "It was my personality that got me where I’m at," she said of her days of Instagram fame. "So, I can’t tell anybody to do this or that and be on Instagram. But I will tell you that you can use your personality and be bubbly and be yourself in any field that you’re in. That alone will take you far, for real."

A few years and several chart-topping hits later, Cardi is on top. Take a look at some of the celebrities who can't seem to get enough of the no longer regular shmegular girl from the Bronx.

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1. Green Day

The punk rock legends gave Cardi a shout out after she rocked their vintage band tee to her Invasion of Privacy listening in New York Thursday (Apr. 5).

2. Ava DuVernay

The award winning director shared her favorite tune from the album over the weekend with a hilarious gif. "I Like It" also features a sample from Pete Rodriguez's 1967 boogaloo classic "I Like It Like That," with guest verses from J. Balvin and Bad Bunny.

3. Oprah Winfrey

Sure there are some folks who believe this shoutout is from Oprah's social media team, but praise from "Oprah" is better than no praise at all, right?

4. Missy Elliott

The lovely and iconic Missy showed love to Cardi for her debut. She also responded to fans about possibly working with the artist in the near future.

5. Lady Gaga

Cardi had something of a full circle moment with Gaga when she replied to a very early tweet by the rapper. Her love for the pop queen goes deeper than fandom. During her high school days, Cardi performed "Bad Romance" at her school's talent show.

6. Demi Lovato

The pop star was also feeling Cardi's album.

7. DJ Khaled

@iamcardib congrats bless up

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Khaled was more than thrilled to play host during Cardi's time in Miami.

8. Jesse Williams

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The activist and Grey's Anatomy star seemed to be genuinely surprised about Cardi's album.

9. Remy Ma

Remy's touching Instagram post says it all about her love for the rapper. Cardi has mentioned frequently how much she's appreciated Remy's music and even dropped an ode to her on the album's opener, "Get Up 10."

10. Kehlani, 11. SZA 12. YG 13. Chance The Rapper 14. Quavo and 15. Bad Bunny

https://twitter.com/chancetherapper/status/982362606739558400

Nearly all the supporting acts on Cardi's album showed her love this weekend on social media. "I f**k with strong women, I f**k with honest, beautiful, KIND a** women," SZA said of Cardi while Kehlani shared her excitement over their track, "Ring."

"I’m sooooo happy this is out and so DAMN PROUD OF YOU!," she said via Instagram. I told you the first time I met you how much you deserved all of this and I will stand by that thru anything! You’re a sweet special HARD WORKING woman, everything coming to you was rightfully earned and deserves nothing but the highest respect."

16. G-Eazy

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Her "No Limit" collaborator had high hopes for the Bronx native's album.

17. Rihanna

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhUujfpBxBE/

The one and only Rihanna sent love to Cardi on her new bundle of joy.

18. 50 Cent

The fellow New York native called Cardi's journey to Saturday Night Live "fly sh*t."

19. Diddy

Diddy dancing to "Like That" will be all of us at La Marina this summer.

20. Erykah Badu

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Queen Badu gave Cardi shine after she revealed her pregnancy on SNL. 

21. Desus

Desus of Viceland's Desus & Mero made sure to get some jokes in for the culture.

22. Logic

The fellow Grammy-nominated rapper couldn't help but give Cardi love on her debut.

23. Plies

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhP96i0nTjl/

Plies must have heard Cardi's shoutout on "Money Bag."

24. 2 Chainz

The rapper gave Cardi some well deserved props.

25. Janelle Monae

Cardi's pregnancy announcement was felt by many women in the industry, including Janelle Monae. After announcing how "free" she felt in revealing her pregnancy, Monae sent her more words of encouragement.

26. T.I.

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Tip saluted Cardi, calling her a "hustler."

27. Iggy Azelea

If anyone suspected a beef between these two, Iggy made sure to shut it all the way down.

28. Mara Brock Akil

https://twitter.com/MaraBrockAkil/status/983083018431664128

With Cardi putting together her album while hiding her pregnancy, acclaimed director Mara Brock Akil shared a similar story while praising the mom to be.

29. A$AP Twelvyy

Twelvyy speaking actual factuals.

30. Roland Martin

Journalist Roland Martin is a member of the #BardiGang.

31. Christian Siriano

The designer tweeted his excitement over Cardi rocking one of his pieces during her big night on SNL. 

32. Timbaland

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhPAC4WH2QH/

Can Cardi and Timbo get in the studio soon?

33. Ellen Degeneres

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Cardi E + Cardi B #InvasionOfPrivacy

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Cardi E does have a nice ring to it.

34. Casanova

101X @casanova_2x Be careful

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The Bronx native keep it real while jamming to "Be Careful."

35. Lala Anthony

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Cardi's big weekend made Lala come out of her social media hiatus to send congrats to the artist.

36.  Chrissy Teigen

After hearing about Cardi's use of her name on "She Bad," the model-turned-businesswoman lost her Red Lobster biscuits.

37. Hennesy Carolina

A baby is truly a blessing from god I know how much you always wanted to be a mom! You always been Like a second mom to me so I know u gonna be the best mommy everrrr. you took care of me like i was ur own daughter I know how much you LOVE babies Growing up, you would always break me off a piece of your plate without me asking... to our little brother you give him whatever he imagines .... every time I use to see the adorable baby pictures of you, I use to wish I was older than you just so I wouldve gotten the chance to carry you and give you kisses when you were a baby because you were so cute and adorable! and NOW that ur baby is coming its like it’s coming true! I’m going to be able to hold ur baby and give the baby all the kisses and hugs! your pregnancy is mines we pregnant can’t believe we’re having a baby! hehehehe and to my brother @offsetyrn @iamcardib Auntie hennny aowwwww ‍♀️

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Cardi's little sister was elated to share the baby news with the world and almost gave away the baby's gender. Either way, it was totally adorbs.

38. Offset

Offset has been cheering for Cardi since they began dating last year. The two collaborated alongside Quavo and Takeoff for "Drip." With Cardi now a member of the Quality Control team, we're sure to see more music and more lovely moments from hip-hop's favorite couple.

READ: Cardi B: Homegirl, Gangsta Bi*ch, Feminist.

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With today (Jan. 19) being what would've been his 27th birthday, friends and musical partners are sharing stories and messages of love about their favorite Capricorn.

Frequent collaborator and friend Thundercat shared on Twitter a moment Mac helped create with the "Them Changes" artist and his family. "All three of us were in the same room, playing and creating and enjoying music with Mac," he tweeted about an impromptu session with his brothers and Mac.

"Mac was and always will be a special dude, he was definitely Lebowski to me. I will always remember a man I considered to be another one of my real brothers and best of friends in the short time we got to spend together. I miss him so much every day."

See more touching messages from Mac's friends below.

Mac was hands down one of thee freshest people I’ve met so far in life, never a dull moment. I’ll share one of my favorite moments with you guys on this most dope day. I always enjoyed getting a chance to work with him, we would spend days at a time...

— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) January 19, 2019

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— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) January 19, 2019

...through the studio door at separate times of the late night. My older brother @drummaboiblue1 kicked the door in and starts rapping and making hip hop hands at Mac who was sitting at the computer and it was so intense he just turned and looked at me like..

— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) January 19, 2019

...”Holy shit, this is your brother?” I didn’t know what to expect next because it could have easily gone south, but I got a chance to see what made Mac so special. My brother is hands down the most amazing drummer in the world *dont at me* and what I saw...

— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) January 19, 2019

...from Mac really stays in my heart because I watched him turn my older brothers energy into creative energy by challenging him about the title of best drummer in the world, and handing him pots & pans and things from around the studio and the house...

— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) January 19, 2019

..shortly after Mac turns to me & says “hey man your brother @_K_I_N_T_A_R_O_ is gonna come by, I immediately felt like there was a possibility that this would be overwhelming for Mac, as I have seen from past situations in life experience with people & us..

— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) January 19, 2019

...but none the less, all three of us were in the same room, playing and creating and enjoying music with Mac. For those that don’t see the significance, music and family can be a very intense experience in itself in life (if you know, you understand)....

— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) January 19, 2019

...it’s not always so easy and lighthearted like everyone would like to imagine it is however as it may be, the night went on,and the moment passed. Since that moment me and my brothers never really would be in that same setting and satire for years...

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— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) January 19, 2019

...that he captured it! Almost like a photo. he turned to me and reminded me of how wild that night was and we had a good laugh about it and continued working. No one really owns any recordings of us like that, so it was really special to me...

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