Cardi B emerged out of nowhere with her break-out hit Bodak Yellow last summer and now it seems like she is planning on breaking Hollywood as reports claim the 25-year-old has landed her first movie deal.
Could Cardi B be following in the footsteps of rappers like Queen Latifah and forge a successful big screen career?
Whatever happens, the artist will soon be making the giant leap from reality TV to the big screen.
It’s only been a year since Cardi fans mourned her departure from reality TV show Love & Hip-Hop New York to focus on her music and now, according to TMZ, the Bartier Cardi rapper will begin filming in March.
No further details have surfaced about what type of movie it is or who else will star in the film but earlier this month, Cardi posted a message on her Instagram story teasing that something exciting is on the horizon for her.
‘My biggest dream might come true this month or next month,’ she wrote. ‘Crossing fingers… I talked about this a lot in interviews.’
Cardi also landed a role on BET’s now-defunct TV drama Being Mary Jane last year in the role of Mercedes.
TMZ also reports that because Cardi had to turn down a few gigs to start filming, the rapper could be making a pretty penny for her upcoming movie role.
The official character description reads that she is a ’round-the-way beauty with a big weave, big boobs and a big booty to match her oversized, ratchet personality.’
Sounds like Cardi, huh?
This isn’t the only good news that Cardi has to celebrate this week as she smashed a record previously held by Beyonce, making her the third act – and first woman – with five of the top 10 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in a single week since the list began in 1958.
Although things seem to be going pretty swimmingly in the break-out star’s career, her love life is looking a tad rocky.
Cardi, who is engaged to Migos member Offset, suffered some embarrassment after it was alleged he been involved in sex tapes with several different women.
His fiancee later spoke out to tell him he ‘gon’ lose his wife’ if he continues his cheating ways. Seemingly in an effort to make it up to her, he had her name tattooed on his neck.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Cardi B’s reps for comment.
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‘Antebellum’ has a ‘Get Out’ vibe, but doesn’t live up to its twist
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definite..
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definitely shouldn’t be spoiled even a little. Once that revelation is absorbed, however, the movie becomes less distinctive and inspired, reflecting an attempt to tap into the zeitgeist that made “Get Out” a breakthrough, without the same ability to pay off the premise.
Originally destined for a theatrical run, the movie hits digital platforms trumpeting a “Get Out” pedigree in its marketing campaign, since there’s an overlap among the producing teams.
More directly, the film marks the directing debut of Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz, who have championed social-justice issues through their advertising work. The opening script features a quote from author William Faulkner, whose intent will eventually become clearer: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
If that sounds like a timely means of drawing a line from the horrors of slavery to the racism of today, you’ve come to the right place.
The story begins on a plantation, where the brutal overseers carry out grisly punishments against those tilling the fields. A few have just tried to escape, led by Veronica (Janelle Monae), and they pay a heavy price for their resistance, which does nothing to curb her defiance.
Also written by Bush + Renz, the script take too long before revealing what makes “Antebellum” different, but the middle portion — a “The Twilight Zone”-like phase when it’s hard to be sure exactly what’s going on — is actually the film’s strongest. (Even the trailer arguably gives away too much, so the less one knows, the better.)
The final stretch, by contrast, veers into more familiar thriller territory, and feels especially rushed toward the end, leaving behind a host of nagging, unanswered questions. That provides food for thought, but it’s also what separates the movie from something like “Get Out,” which deftly fleshed out its horror underpinnings.
Although the filmmakers (in a taped message) expressed disappointment that the movie wasn’t making its debut in theaters, in a strange way, the on-demand format somewhat works in its favor. In the press notes, Bush says the goal was “to force the audience to look at the real-life horror of racism through the lens of film horror. We’re landing in the middle of the very conversations that we hoped ‘Antebellum’ would spur.”
“Antebellum” should add to that discussion, so mission accomplished on that level. Monae is also quite good in her first leading film role (she did previously star in the series “Homecoming’s” second season), but otherwise, most of the characters remain underdeveloped.