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CARDI B SETS RECORD STRAIGHT ON "COACH BAG" LINE IN HER NEW FREESTYLE

Cardi B Drops New Freestyle “Like What”

Cardi took to Instagram Live once her fans began questioning the meaning behind her “Coach bag” line. She explained that the reference was an inside joke for New Yorkers who grew up in the early 2000s listening to Cam’ron. Back then, owning expensive brands like Chanel signaled status, whereas Coach bags were seen as basic.


“It’s like, ‘Bitch, do you want that or do you want this? You want a Chanel or you want this bag?’ Now everybody’s jumping me, I’m not trying to be on some rich shit and everything. This is just a real New York shit,” Cardi clarified.


She went on to share fond memories of living in her favorite Coach rain boots during high school. For Cardi, the brand is nostalgic though it fell out of fashion around 2011 after Cam’ron’s “Hey Muma” track dissed girls for carrying Coach bags.


Cardi then teased that “real New Yorkers” would get the reference, showing her wit and clever wordplay that longtime fans have come to expect. While the bar confused some listeners, Cardi’s explanation brought both clarity and comic relief.


The minor controversy is a sign of what’s to come as Cardi prepares to release her highly anticipated sophomore album. She recently revealed having over 100 songs recorded, some dating back to early 2023.


“January 27 of 20-20-fuckin’-three. I be working on this shit at 5 a.m. — you know I’m a night owl,” she said, giving fans a glimpse into her creative process. “I promise y’all this year: I’m not letting my anxiety, I’m not letting what haters say, I’m not letting what fans say... If I do a song, Imma just fuckin’ drop it.”


Cardi appears focused and ready to share her new music with the world. Whenever the album arrives, fans can expect plenty of clever bars, New York references, and the unapologetic realness that made Cardi a star. Her freestyle slip-up shows that even when she stumbles, Cardi handles it with humor and grace.


Fans Confused by “Coach Bag” Lyric

Cardi caught some heat for a bar in her new freestyle that seemed to diss Coach bags. After hearing the confusion, Cardi jumped on Instagram Live to set the record straight with her fans. She wanted to make it clear that she wasn’t hating on the brand, explaining that the line was an inside joke that real New Yorkers would get.


Back in 2011, Dipset rappers Cam’ron and Vado released a song called “Hey Muma” where Cam rapped about getting rid of Coach bags in favor of higher-end brands. Cardi was referencing that era in New York fashion where Coach became passé. “When I was doing this song, that’s what I was thinking about. It’s like, ‘Bitch, do you want that or do you want this? You want a Chanel or you want this bag?’” Cardi explained.


The freestyle controversy shows how cultural references that seem obvious to artists can be lost on some listeners. Cardi’s attempt to build connections with day-one fans who share her cultural context led to confusion from those outside of it. Still, Cardi didn’t want any bad blood with the brand, assuring fans she’d be buying a Coach bag herself.

Misunderstandings aside, the release of Cardi’s freestyle has fans hungry for a new full-length project. The rapper revealed she has over 100 unreleased songs that have been in the works since early 2023, so new music seems imminent. Whenever it arrives, Cardi promised she won’t let “anxiety,” “haters” or even “fans” hold her back from putting out the tracks she wants. Stay tuned for an official album announcement and more freestyles that give a glimpse into how Cardi’s creative mind works.


Cardi Explains Meaning Behind Coach Bag Reference

Cardi wasted no time clearing the air about her Coach bag reference after fans were left confused. As she explained, “Everybody’s like ‘Bitch, what’s wrong with Coach?’ I’m getting jumped!” The Bronx rapper went live on Instagram to set the record straight for those not familiar with New York hip hop culture and slang.


A Throwback to 2011

For Cardi and longtime Dipset fans, the Coach bag dis was a throwback to Cam’ron and Vado’s 2011 track “Hey Muma.” On that song, Cam’ron rapped, “Yo, girl, get a notepad / You ain’t got no swag / And you so fine, it’s so sad / Still riding coach, need a Coach bag.” At the time, Coach bags were seen as outdated and the opposite of high fashion by trendsetters.


Just a Figure of Speech

Cardi clarified that she didn’t mean any offense to the brand itself. “I’m not trying to be on some rich shit and everything. This is just a real New York shit,” she said. For her, referencing Coach bags was simply a figure of speech and nod to NYC hip hop history. “I ain’t trying to offend none of y’all. I’ma buy me a Coach bag tomorrow, you hear me?” she promised with her trademark humor.


Her freestyle may have sparked temporary confusion, but Cardi’s candid explanation helped set the record straight. For devoted members of the Bardi Gang, these kinds of behind-the-scenes insights into Cardi’s creative process and influences are always appreciated. While her new album is still in the works, Cardi’s dedication to her craft is clear. As she said, “I be working on this shit at 5 a.m. — you know I’m a night owl.” Whenever it drops, her new music is sure to be packed with more clever references that may go over some heads at first. Luckily, Cardi is always willing to break it down for those not in the know.


Shares High School Memories of Rocking Coach

It seems the Coach bag reference sparked quite the reaction from fans, leading Cardi to hop on Instagram Live to provide some context. She reminisced about her high school days in New York, rocking Coach rain boots constantly. For New Yorkers like Cardi growing up in the early 2000s, Coach was the epitome of style and status.


Fond Memories of Dipset Era

Cardi cited Cam’ron and Vado’s 2011 track “Hey Muma” as inspiration for the Coach bag line. Back in the day, Cam’ron dissed Coach and suggested people “get rid of that Coach bag.” As an avid Dipset fan, Cardi was nodding along. “When I was doing this song, that’s what I was thinking about. It’s like, ‘Bitch, do you want that or do you want this? You want a Chanel or you want this bag?’” she explained.


For Cardi, it was all in good fun - just an ode to her formative years and an era of New York hip hop she holds close to her heart. “Now everybody’s jumping me, I’m not trying to be on some rich shit and everything. This is just a real New York shit. I ain’t trying to offend none of y’all,” she clarified.


Still Appreciates Coach

While the reference was really an inside joke for longtime fans, Cardi wanted to make it clear she still appreciates Coach. “I’ma buy me a Coach bag tomorrow, you hear me?” she promised with a laugh. Her explanation provided an endearing glimpse into her past and passion for fashion, cementing her status as an artist who stays true to her roots.

The whole Coach bag debacle highlights how Cardi effortlessly weaves nostalgic references to her come-up into her music. Her ability to nod to New York’s hip hop history while pushing the genre forward with her own flavor is what makes her such an exciting artist to follow. If this freestyle is any indication, her upcoming album is sure to be filled with more of these winks to her journey, blended with hard-hitting bars and irresistible hooks. Stay tuned - new Cardi is on the way!


Cardi Promises New Album Coming This Year

Cardi jumped on Instagram Live to assure fans that new music is on the way. After clearing up the “Coach bag” confusion, she revealed she has over 100 songs recorded, some dating back to early 2023. The workaholic rapper said she’s been grinding in the studio, working on tracks at 5 am because she’s a “night owl.”


Despite anxiety and pressure from haters and fans alike, Cardi promised, “I’m not letting my anxiety, I’m not letting what haters say, I’m not letting what fans say...If I do a song, Imma just fuckin’ drop it.” Music is coming whether people are ready or not.


Cardi has been teasing new music for months. In January, she posted a video showing files on her computer labeled “Cunty” and other songs recorded in the wee hours of the morning. She captioned the post, “January 2023 ....I really got like 100 songs.” True to her word, Cardi said she has “no choice” but to release the music soon because her new album is arriving this year. “Well, I got no choice, because I’m dropping my album this year, so stay tuned for the announcement,” she revealed.


The new album will be Cardi’s first full-length release since Invasion of Privacy in 2018, which spawned massive hits like “Bodak Yellow,” “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage, and “I Like It” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin. In the years since, Cardi has dropped a string of successful singles, including the Billboard Hot 100 number one “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion, and has featured on major hits like the “Finesse” remix with Bruno Mars.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up album from the charismatic rapper. Based on her prolific output, whenever Cardi’s new album arrives, it’s sure to be packed with more smash hits and clever bars. If her recent freestyle is any indication, the project will showcase Cardi’s signature no-holds-barred style. Stay tuned for an official album announcement and more details on what’s sure to be one of the biggest releases of the year.

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