The 'Bodak Yellow' rapper adds her distinct sound to Mars' early '90s-tinged pop hit -- and the video is a blast!
Bruno Mars' "Finesse" just got the Cardi B treatment!
The R&B star dropped a remix of the retro-flavored single off his acclaimed 2016 album, 24K Magic, on Wednesday, and the "Bodak Yellow" rapper wasted no time putting her distinct flavor on the '90s-tinged track. The song was co-produced and co-written by production team, The Stereotypes, who worked with Bruno on much of his most recent album, and are up for multiple GRAMMYs this year, including Song of the Year and Best R&B Song with Bruno Mars for "That's What I Like," as well as Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.
"It's my Big Bronx Boogie got all them girls shook / My big fat a** got all them boys cooked," Cardi rhymes at the top of the track as the two splash neon paint around a white set, recreating the opening credits of the iconic '90s sketch show, In Living Color. "We went from dolla bills now we poppin' rubber bands / Bruno sing to me while I do my money dance!"
Mars teased earlier in the day that the remix's video was "dedicated to one my favorite T.V. shows of all time," and the video proves itself to be a faithful recreation when it cuts to the show's unforgettable urban set, with Bruno and his band dancing with Cardi and some "fly girls," just like the stars of the Fox series. (Fun fact: Cardi's fellow Bronx beauty, Jennifer Lopez, got her start dancing as an In Living Color fly girl.) Mars also sent a thank you to series creator Keenen Ivory Wayans and Fox Studios for helping make the spot-on throwback happen.
Fans went wild after the pair announced the release of the remix and accompanying video. "Start your 2018 with Big Bronx Boogie Herself @iamcardib and I Midnight Tonight EST #Finesse," Mars tweeted, along with the cover art of the two in their neon-hued throwback threads.
Cardi B was one of 2017's biggest up-and-comers, and she's clearly not slowing down in the new year, with three singles currently in the top 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and her debut album on the way. Check out the video below to see how the rapper reacted when her breakout single, "Bodak Yellow," dethroned chart royalty Taylor Swift from the Hot 100's top spot back in September.
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