Cardi B hops on a new track with her longtime collaborator and friend Pardison Fontaine called “Backin' It Up.”
Fontaine, the alias of Jordan Thorpe, is best known for penning two of Cardi’s hit singles, “Bodak Yellow” and “Be Careful.” He later collaborated with Kanye on Ye, writing on the tracks “Ghost Town,” “Violent Crimes,” “All Mine,” and “Yikes.”
When “Be Careful” dropped back in March, ahead of her debut album Invasion of Privacy, rumors surfaced that Cardi either used a ghostwriter for the song or stole it. Neither of those claims were true, as Fontaine was credited under his name Thorpe. The two have actually worked together for years; the Bronx rapper appeared in one of Fontaine’s music videos from 2015. They are also both now signed to Atlantic Records.
Ahead of this release, Cardi shared a post on IG dedicated to her longtime collaborator, explaining just how far back their relationship goes. “This was before Love and Hip Hop when my IG started blowing up,” she writes. “Me and my nikka @pardi came a long asssss wayyyy.”
Fontaine returned the words of love during his interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1's Ebro Darden Today. "That's my dog. That's my day one," he said. "When she was working in the clubs, I was going to those same clubs trying to get my record played, you know what I'm sayin? Running down DJs with USBs like 'yo yo yo'." He also cleared up any confusion about "Be Careful."
"That's just how creativity works," he explained on drawing inspiration from others around you—especially when you're in the studio.
Stream "Backin' It Up" below and watch the video, which features Pardison wooing a model and Cardi in furs, above.