Unsurprisingly, no one seems more excited for the LP’s release than Cardi herself, who took to Instagram last night to offer fans “a little preview of what you guys gonna get” — which, apparently, includes a cover of The Cheetah Girls.
The Cheetah Girls, for Cardi fans over the age of 30, was a 2003 Disney Channel movie produced by Whitney Houston and starring Raven-Symoné, as one of the four teenage girls in the titular vocal group. “Cinderella” was one of the quartet’s signature songs — a cover of a song by defunct girl group i5 — and in real life was released as the first single off the TV film’s soundtrack.
Cardi is evidently a fan, as the Instagram “preview” of her new album features her singing “Cinderella” a capella — with various off-camera backing vocalists offering support through their laughter. She has to mumble over some of the harder-to-remember lyrics, but otherwise offers an emotional (if clealry tongue-in-cheek) rendition of the Disney-pop favorite.
Will “Cinderella” actually appear on Invasion of Privacy? Will The Cheetah Girls be a special guest on the album? Is Cardi prepping us for a set of her trading bars for vocal runs? Or — most likely — is she just having a laugh with some friends while paying tribute to an underrated 21st century girl group jam?
We’ll have to wait till April 6 to find out. In the meantime, watch Cheetah Cardi — and refresh yourself on the Girls’ original — below.
This story was first posted to Billboard.