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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.


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

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

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

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

17. Rihanna

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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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8 Best Samples From Megan Thee Stallion, Tyler The Creator And DJ Khaled's Projects

Megan Thee Stallion, DJ Khaled and Tyler, The Creator have more in common than just a release date. The artists also know a thing or two about thoughtful sampling.

Their projects, which all happen to be some of their best efforts, find inspiration from 70s soul and deep 90s underground jams. Jackson 5, Jay-Z and Sizzla were sampled on DJ Khaled's previous release Grateful, but with Father of Asahd, the producer and proud dad jumps back into the crates. This time around, modern hits are used like Ms. Lauryn Hill's "To Zion" and Outkast's "Ms. Jackson."

Megan Thee Stallion's samples also prove her rhymes aren't the only thing fans should pay close attention to.

Check out some of our favorite samples from this week's releases below.


Megan Thee Stallion- Fever 

1. "Hood Rat S**t"

Sample: Latarian Milton's Viral Video (2013)

Plucked from the wonderful world of viral videos, Megan uses the then 7-year-old's mischevious joy ride to accurately describe how she rolls with her crew.

2. "Pimpin"

Sample: DJ Zirk & Tha 2 Thick Family featuring 8Ball & MJG and Kilo-g  "Azz Out" (1996) 

There's something to be said about Megan's very clever samples. The chorus to the late 90s underground gem stems from southern legends like Tennesee's 8Ball and MJG along with NOLA's own Kilo-g. Megan grabs a few bars from the track and puts her own twist on them for the chorus: "Stick 'em up, stick 'em up, raise 'em up, raise 'em up Drop it off in his fucking face just to saw it off/Gotta get my a** ate, gotta make that a** shake/Gotta swipe this ni**a card so much they had to call the bank"

3. "Simon Says" featuring Juicy J 

Samples: Billy Paul, "Me And Mrs. Jones" (1972), "Looking For Tha Chewin,'" DJ Paul (Ft. 8Ball, DJ Zirk, Kilo-G, Kingpin Skinny Pimp & MJG) (1992)

Another variation of the aforementioned track is also heard on her collaboration with southern legend Juicy J. The soft intro by way of Bill Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones" also offers a soulful touch to the track.

DJ Khaled- Father of Asahd

4. "Holy Mountian" featuring Buju Banton, Sizzla, Mavado and 070 Shake) 

Sample: "One Spliff a Day," Billy Boyo (1981) 

Boyo's legendary riddim has been used by a bevy of artists including SiR and Wiz Khalifa but Khaled's curation of the track with some of the biggest names in reggae takes it to another level. It also doesn't hurt that his longtime friend and icon Banton opens the album.

5. "Just Us" featuring SZA 

Sample: "Ms. Jackson," Outkast (2001) 

This sample definitely raises the eyebrows, but the careful loop paired with SZA's sing-rap flow makes it worth a listen.

6. "Holy Ground" featuring Buju Banton 

Samples: "To Zion," Ms. Lauryn Hill and Carlos Santana (1999) 

Grand opening, grand closing. Banton closes out the album with soul-baring lyrics and a thoughtful sample to match. Carlos Santana's chords from the original track give the song a sentimental feel along with Banton's lyrics about mass incarceration, cultural warfare and spiritual freedom.

Tyler, The Creator- IGOR

7. "A BOY IS A GUN" 

Samples: "Bound," Ponderosa Twins Plus One (1971) 

Tyler might have gotten inspiration to sample this song from Kanye West (Bound 2), but his take is smooth and subtle as he navigates through love and heartbreak.

8. "ARE WE STILL FRIENDS" featuring Pharell Williams 

Samples: "Dream," Al Green (1977) 

Underneath IGOR's tough exterior lies a gentle soul. The placement of Al Green's "Dream," on the latter end of the album takes the listener on a starry love high. Pharrell and Tyler allow the sample to act as a skeleton for the song as they point out how to keep love alive.

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Issa Vibe: The Best Songs To Fit Your Different 4/20 Sessions

April 20th isn’t a national holiday, but it might as well be.

Although recreational marijuana use is only legal in 10 states, the U.S. is home to approximately 35 million regular users of cannabis, according to a survey done by Yahoo News and Marist University. That's 10.6 percent of the American population and while that may seem minuscule, the numbers are growing daily and it's understandable.

Weed has now become a staple of American culture; it's become a legitimate business in the states where it's legal, it's now part of the way people socialize, and better yet it's a theme in some of the hottest music out today. "Kush" has been included in some of the hardest verses that millennials and generation-z kids have heard in their lifetime.

Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg, amazing emcees in their own right, are also widely known for their love of the green plant. Wiz's biggest album, Rolling Papers is clearly influenced by weed and along with the Snoop Dogg-assisted "Young, Wild & Free" is all about that green positivity.

There's an endless list of hits about rolling up a joint, hitting it and passing it, but what about moods? Whether it's a bowl, a blunt or an edible weed, can leave people feeling a variety of ways and that all can be traced to a certain strand of weed someone's inhaling, or the mood they're already.

Regardless, it's important to be prepared and have music ready to match whatever feelings marijuana concocts; and that's why VIBE compiled an adequate list of songs for each of the main pot moods.

So on this 4/20, sit back, relax, smoke and find the songs that suit the vibe.


The "Let Me Chill Out" Mood 

Sometimes the best way to come down from an over the top high is to play some tunes with a soft beat and a light voice. The best artists in the game right now, like Jhené Aiko for instance, have created that sound that's perfect for when relaxation is needed, so of course, she made the list.  These are the top four songs that can help anyone kick back and relax if a pull from a joint just isn't hitting the right way.

"Blue Dream" by Jhené Aiko "Muse" by Afro Nostalgia "Summer Games" by Drake "LOVE." by Kendrick Lamar (feat. Zacari) The Bad B*tch Hours or "Top Two and I'm Not Two" Mood 

You look around the room and realize: you're top two and you're not two in it. All it took was one or a couple of puffs and then a pass to make you feel pretty good about yourself. One of the main upsides to smoking that's constantly mentioned in the media is that it can help alleviate chronic pain, well, another positive to it is that it can leave you feeling sexy, sensual and everything in between.

This is that high that can make you feel that you're significant other is lucky to have you, and subsequently makes you hit them up, that tells you: you're single and ready to mingle. It's a smoking session that lets you know: if you shoot your shot now, you'll score and it's a session that you want music playing that only affirms how sultry and seductive you feel. If this is how 4/20 leaves you feeling, putting on some RiRi or even Young Thug can effectively get you 'in your bag.'

"Same Ol' Mistakes" by Rihanna "Tyrant" by Kali Uchis (feat. Jorja Smith) "Worth It" by Young Thug "Smoke Break" by Chance the Rapper (feat. Future) The "Head in the Clouds" Mood 

More often than not, edibles have the power of leaving people spaced out and speaking slowly, after consuming them. Sometimes smoking weed, or hotboxing with friends is a silent event. Either everyone's consumed by their phones, or every other person has been looking at a nonexistent spot on the wall for the past 15 minutes.

Regardless this isn't the high where people want to hear "Act Up" by City Girls, no matter how much they love them. No, this is the high where people need music that takes them on a journey. Songs where the production is out of this world and it seems like the artist specifically made the song for a smoke session like no other. Travis Scott's ASTROWORLD is full of tracks with that vibe, and Lil' Wayne, a weed connoisseur of his own, has songs that fulfill that need too. Smoke a bit and let the weed do its thing.

"ASTROTHUNDER" by Travis Scott "I Feel Like Dying" by Lil' Wayne "Hyyer" by Kid Cudi "St. Tropez" by J. Cole The "Got the Giggles" Mood 

This is when the blunt hits perfectly and there's nothing wrong in the world or when the bowl did its' job and leaves everyone feeling silly. A "feel good high" is the best way to describe and the best way to live through that kind of smoke session is to listen to some "feel good music." These are the songs that can have people swaying unknowingly to its' beat, or the tracks that leave people smiling from ear to ear. This is the session that lets people know that "this is it chief," and here are the best songs to go along with it.

"Pass the Vibes" by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment "Dreamcatcher" by Metro Boomin' (feat. Swae Lee & Travis Scott) "It's a Vibe" by 2 Chainz (feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz & Jhené Aiko) "Binz" by Solange
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Kush & Splendor: 5 CBD Beauty Products That’ll Take Your Self-Care Routine From 0 To 100

Lotions, creams, and salves—oh my! With cannabidiol (CBD) popping up in just about every product you can imagine, the cannabis-infused beauty industry is clearly on the come-up. In fact, analysts predict that the “wellness” movement—as well as the legalization of Mary Jane across the world—will help rake in $25 billion globally in the next 10 years, according to Business Insider. That’s 15 percent of the $167 billion skincare market.

And what better way to up the ante on one’s wellness routine than with all-natural CBD? Just ask Dr. Lana Butner, naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist at NYC’s Modrn Sanctuary, who incorporates CBD in her treatments.

“CBD is a fantastic addition to acupuncture sessions for both its relaxation and anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving effects,” Butner shares with Vixen. “The calming effects of CBD allows for patients to deeply relax into the treatment and really tap into the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, digestion and muscle repair/regeneration.”

She adds that CBD’s pain-relieving effects are “far-reaching,” from muscular and joint pains to migraines and arthritis—and even IBS and indigestion.

The magic lies in CBD’s ability to impact endocannabinoid receptor activity in our bodies. Without getting too wordy, our bodies come equipped with a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is the HBIC over our sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD teams up with this system to help reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters. According to Healthline, CBD has also been scientifically shown to impact the brain’s receptors for serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating our mood and social behavior.

All that said, it’s important to note that not all CBD products are created equal. Many brands cashing in on the green beauty wave use hemp seed oil, sometimes referred to as cannabis sativa seed oil, in place of CBD... which doesn’t make them any less great! Hemp seed oil is actually high in antioxidants, amino acids, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids—all of which are for your skin.

“It’s generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet,” Ashley Lewis, co-founder of Fleur Marché, told Well and Good last month. “In terms of skin care, it’s known as a powerful moisturizer and skin softener that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin.”

However, when companies start marketing CBD and hemp oil as one-in-the-same, that’s when things get a bit tricky.

“The biggest issue is that hemp seed oil and CBD are two totally different compounds that come from different parts of the hemp plant, have different makeups, and different benefits,” Lewis added. “Marketing them as the same thing just isn’t accurate and does a disservice to consumers who are expecting certain benefits that they won’t get from hemp seed oil and who are often paying more for what they think is CBD.”

So if you’re looking to benefit from the perks specifically attributed to CBD, make sure you’re reading labels before buying, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Hell, ask for a product’s test results, while you’re at it. It never hurts to be sure.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, are you ready to see what all the hype is about? For this 4/20, we rounded up a few CBD (and hemp!)-infused products to help give your self-care routine a bit of a boost. Looks like your holiday just got that much kushier. You’re welcome!

Note: Data and regulations surrounding CBD and its use are still in development. That said, please don’t take anything written in this post as medical or legal advice, and definitely double check the laws in your state. Also, please do your body a favor and hit up your doctor before trying any new supplements. We’re just tryna look out for you. Okay? Okay. Read on.

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