Cardi B is having a great 2018. And we’re only three days in.
Just a day after the “Bodak Yellow” rapper made Billboard chart history (again), she came through with a guest appearance on Bruno Mars’ highly anticipated “Finesse (Remix).” The record officially dropped Wednesday night, about a week and a half after rumors of the collaboration began circulating on social media.
“My star struck ass helped the sound manager record a video for Bruno Mars and Cardi, allll night,” an alleged sound manager assistant wrote on Instagram. “They literally record for 12+ hours just to get 4 minutes of video time!! But they work sooo hard like it’s literally their JOB!”
Bruno finally confirmed the rumors, just hours before the remix dropped: “Start your 2018 with Big Bronx Boogie Herself @iamcardib and I Midnight Tonight EST #Finesse,” he wrote on social media.
You can stream the song now on Apple Music and iTunes and check out the video above. The Bruno Mars-directed visual pays homage to one of his favorite TV shows: In Living Color.
“Finesse,” which was co-produced and co-wrote by The Stereotypes, is considered a standout track from Bruno’s critically acclaimed 2017 album, 24K Magic, which has been nominated for six Grammy awards. Cardi has also landed two Grammy nods—one for Best Rap Song (“Bodak Yellow”) and one for Best Rap Performance.