Cardi B Fans Are on a Mission to Send "Bodak Yellow" to No. 1 and Dethrone Taylor Swift

Cardi B's fans are anxious about the Billboard Hot 100, and they want to see "Bodak Yellow" pass Taylor Swift for No. 1 on the chart.

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You'd be hard pressed to find two music stars that are more diametrically opposed than Cardi B and Taylor Swift. The trash-talking, hyperactive rapper from the Bronx is in the good graces of nearly everyone right now, while Taylor Swift's aw shucks persona has worn people down, and her new music hasn't exactly inspired a lot of love, either.

Swift continues to rule the Billboard charts anyway, but Cardi is coming for the throne. "Bodak Yellow" is all the way up to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, behind a dominant performance on streaming services. The song's 40.8 million streams last week put it No. 1 in the Streaming Songs category, offsetting a four-spot drop in Digital Song Sales. Swift's single, "Look What You Made Me Do," is still the top dog for the time being, mostly because she is up near the top in several different categories.

Streaming is taking over a lot of these charting numbers, however, and Swift's drop to No. 2 behind Cardi is significant as a result. There's a roughly 900,000 stream gap between Cardi and Swift at this point, and that could continue to grow based on current trends. Smelling a potential victory, Cardi fans are taking to social media in an attempt to power Cardi into the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100, in part because they want to see her take down Swift in the process.

Cardi B is tryna secure that No. 1 spot, & I don't blame her! "Bodak Yellow" is $0.69. #supportourblackartist #bodakyellow #songofthesummer
Really hope Cardi B knocks Taylor Swift off the no. 1 spot this week #pettydreams
if Cardi B replaces Taylor Swift on the hot 100 ...
Anyway Bodak Yellow is still .69 cents, go buy it so Cardi B can knock Taylor swift out her mf way.
Cardi B will be number 1 next week. Keep streaming & buying.
I'm so here for Cardi B (a female rapper) dethroning Taylor Swift on the Hot 100 with a ratchet bop.
I don't think y'all realize how monumentous it would b 4 the culture if Cardi B replaced Taylor Swift on the Billboard Hot 100! #BodakYellow
The fact it's Taylor Swift's horrible self
victimizing song that's keeping Cardi b from that #1 spot is an insult. Let's get our girl there
Taylor Swift is a Trump supporter. Cardi B is for the children. She deserves the #1 spot

Swift's fans are notoriously devout, so this is going to be an uphill battle if Cardi fans really want to make this happen. There's a six-slot gap between the two on the Radio Songs chart, and that will be hard for Cardi to close. The question will be whether Cardi can close that even a little bit while she continues running up the score in the Streaming Songs category.

If there's any justice in the world, "Bodak Yellow" will surge to No. 1. We're about to find out who has the more passionate fans after this week of listening. 

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