Whether you love her or hate her, there is no denying the presence that is Cardi B! She is real, wild and authentic. She is also about giving respect where it’s due. And that couldn’t have been truer Monday night when she gave a hilarious acceptance speech for her first-ever MTV Video Music Award.
The “I Like It” rapper thanked her entire squad for her winning moment – including the director who edited her cellulite.
“Since this is the Video Music Awards and everything, I really want to thank my music video team,” she said while holding a Moon man for Best Hip Hop Video for “Money.”
“First, Jora Frantzis, that’s the director. She gotta hear outta my mouth, ‘I look ugly. Edit my stomach, edit my butt. Smooth my cellulite out…I wanna thank my glam team, Vincent, Tokyo. Thank y’all so much. Without y’all, my music videos wouldn’t look like this. Thank you, Jesus.”
While many may have questioned her antics, we’re wondering where is the lie? The visuals to Money were chockfull of iconic fashion moments.
The same team was also responsible for her stunning fashion at the awards. Cardi stunned in a couture red rope dress and tiered choker by Deviant La Vie (the designer behind Bey’s “Spirit” look) — styled by Kollin Carter.
Her sleek, center-parted lob was crafted by hairstylist Tokyo Stylez, who finished off the look with Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Smooth & Shine Cream to add shine and keep flyaways at bay.
“Cardi is known for her bold [hair] looks, but we kept it lowkey tonight,” he told Hype Hair. “As a team, we decided short and shiny would be best for the hair.
And makeup Erika LaPearl gave her a shimmery face beat using Pat McGrath Labs’ Mothership V & the forthcoming VI palette.
Yes, Cardi. Keep repping for your team!