The wait is nearly over. Cardi B has revealed the artwork and release date for her debut album Invasion of Privacy. The long-awaited project will drop on Friday, April 6.
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper first told fans at the Made In America festival that her debut album would be out in October of 2017. When nothing dropped, she revealed it was a classic case of perfectionism at play. Even with a white hot career, the Bronx native revealed how she was feeling about creating her debut album and the "pressure" that was attached to the endeavor.
"I got six, seven solid songs that I like [for the album], but I wonder if a month from now, I'm going to change my mind," she told Rolling Stone. "It's not as fun to do music [...] my mind doesn't flow as free 'cause I have so much on my mind," she continued. "It's so sad to say, and I don't want to be the one to say it, but you gotta follow the trend. [...] This generation loves to get high. They love to be on drugs. This is why they on that shit: They don't want to think about what you're saying."
Luckily for Cardi, artists like J. Cole know exactly how she feels. “Cardi b I seen your breakfast club interview, loved it,” he tweeted. “Don’t put all that pressure on your album. You already won. Just drop & repeat.” Later on, the two met in person. Footage emerged of an attentive Cardi soaking in Cole’s sage advice.
Then, while giving her acceptance speech at the 2018 iHeartRadio Awards, Cardi shared an update on her oft-delayed project. "My album will be coming in April. Yessir, April. Stay tuned motherf—. Owww."
She wasn't lying.