Holding the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks, Cardi B’s song “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” has achieved the title of “Longest-Running No. 1 Hit Solo Song by a Female Rapper.” The title was previously held by Lauryn Hill’s “Doo-Wop (That Thing),” released 23 years ago, making Lauryn Hill and Cardi B the only two female rappers in history to have solo No. 1 hits.
“I’m feeling really good and very emotional,” Cardi B told Vibe, “I know this means everything to my family and to my friends, and to the girls I used to dance with. Because this doesn’t happen to people like us or where I came from.” Nicki Minaj also tweeted her support, wising “Congratulations to a fellow NEW YAWKA on a RECORD BREAKING achievement. Bardi, this is the only thing that matters!!! Enjoy it!”
“Thank you!! this means so much coming from you!!,” Cardi tweeted back, adding that “Every single FEMALE RAPPER CONGRATULATED ME TODAY. It’s the best feeling cause I listened to ALL OF THEM.”