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A pregnant Cardi B came early to Coachella 2018, saw many, and conquered all

CLOSEA pregnant Cardi B came early to Coachella 2018, saw many, and conquered all

Cardi B’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live” got the Internet talking, but it wasn’t about her performance or her latest album. Wochit

Patience may be a virtue, but it is not Cardi B’s strong suit. After all, it is her lack of patience with those unwilling to give her a chance that got her to where she is today.

Three years after appearing on the VH1 reality TV show Love & Hip Hop, social-media-sensation-turned-pop-star Cardi B performed in front of a massive crowd at the 2018 Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival on Sunday.

Starting her unusually short set a few minutes early, Cardi B made it clear she meant business from the jump. “Let me take you to the (expletive) Bronx,” she told her audience after shooting out onto the stage.

It is Cardi B’s authenticity — and the fact that for many outside of the white mainstream she’s the girl next door — that has paved the way to her success. Her opening stage visuals, a collage of makeup-less selfies and videos of her twerking in a strip club, were a reminder to everyone that she still is Cardi from the Bronx.

She delivered a star-studded performance, including No Limit co-star G-Eazy as well as Chance the Rapper, Kehlani, YG and 21 Savage, who are all collaborators on her new album Invasion of Privacy.

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As in many previous performances, Cardi B’s incredible stage presence outshone them all. Literally stripped down, her stage set included little more than a metal frame, which dancers in TLC-inspired outfits used to pole dance, leaving just enough space for her infamously big personality to shine.

Despite assumptions that her performance had been cut short due to her recently announced pregnancy, Cardi B showed no signs of restraint during her 30-minute show. The audience gasped in awe as the pregnant singer twerked with her dancers and ran up and down the festival’s main stage.

The show ended as abruptly as it began, and a crowd fit for a headliner walked off, some still singing the chorus to Be Careful or Bodak Yellow.

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