The line "I don't dance now, I make money moves" is one of those chest-thumping declarations that hypes up everyone that hears it.
Just remain standing when the song comes on in a crowded club, we dare you. It’s quite literally impossible to not enjoy the particular stylings of Cardi B on what is swiftly becoming the most distinctive song of the year.
"Bodak Yellow" is so dominant, it's giving the year's biggest song "Despacito" a run for its money and getting Victoria's Secret models into trouble.
You heard us right, Victoria’s Secret models – as in the few of them that were caught backstage belting out song lyrics at the very top of their lungs that included the N-word.
Note to the models, if you’re not black, don’t use the N-word – the reason for which, if you’re still confused, is explained here.
"Bodak Yellow" is so hot, everyone loves it... despite the fact that no one knows what the phrase "Bodak Yellow" actually means. And by everyone, we mean New Yorkers.
On Sunday Dec 3, 2017, something very strange happened. Someone started blasting “Bodak Yellow” in the 42ndstreet 7th Avenue station. Instead of telling the presumptuous fool to pipe down in no uncertain terms, as New Yorkers will, the subway riders did something strange instead.
They started dancing.
That’s right. New Yorkers in the middle of a New York City train station began dancing to a song instead of shouting at the person playing it.
It was a miracle for the ages, it was the miracle that was Cardi B, a woman who unexpectedly worked her way from being a stripper to becoming one of the most influential musical forces in the space of a few months.
“I don’t dance now, I make money moves,” indeed.
And for those of you wondering, this is the meaning of “Bodak Yellow” as explained by highsnobiety.
Cardi B’s record-breaking hit was inspired by [rapper] Kodak Black, specifically his 2014 song “No Flockin.’” Cardi borrows his flow, and named the track “Bodak Yellow,” changing Kodak to “Bodak” because of the “B” in Cardi B. “My sister’s name, her name is Hennessy, so everybody used to be like Bacardi to me… then I shortened it to Cardi B, and the ‘B’ stands for whatever …depending on the day,” she explained on The Wendy Williams Show in July.