Cardi B has become the new face of luxury fashion house, Balenciaga.
The rapper took to her social media account to announce her campaign with Balenciaga. She is seen wearing a midnight blue gown with an assortment of toys surrounding her. The new Balenciaga campaign is currently being advertised at the Louvre Museum in Paris, along the banks of the Seine River.
Cardi captioned the image saying her fans are looking at the new face of Balenciaga. She said she recalls how she felt when she was on a billboard n NYC Times Square. The rapper, however, wishes she was in Paris to see the billboard in person.
In the picture, Cardi is surrounded by yellow toys and along with it a chic white Balenciaga bag. This is not the first time Cardi has collaborated with a fashion brand. She has previously teamed up with Fashion Nova to create her own line on the online fashion store.
Earlier this year as well, Cardi teamed up with Fashion Nova to help her fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. The rapper made a generous donation of $1 million to the people who need it. The money was spread out in $1000 installments.
Cardi said in a video at the time, that sometimes people wonder does the charity really go to the people in need. She assured her fans that they are going to make sure that it does go to the people. In the caption, she wrote: “I teamed up with them to help those that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of you are struggling to pay bills, feed your families, and take care of your overall essential needs. (sic)”
Cardi Helps People Affected by COVID-19
Cardi’s followers had to fill an application form to apply for the scheme. They had to write a 250-words personal narrative explaining how the virus changed their lives. Richard Saghian, the Fashion Nova founder and CEO, said at the time: “People are struggling to pay rent, buy food, medicine and other essentials for themselves and their families. We all feel compassion and concern for those affected by the coronavirus.”
In the September issue for Elle, Cardi B opens up about prejudice in the state of America. The rapper opened up about a million things and one of them was racial inequality. She said as Black people she thinks they are not asking for sympathy or charity. The rapper clarifies that they are asking for equality. In an interview with Joe Biden, she revealed that they need fairness and justice.
“I feel like everything people are asking for is getting interpreted in a very different way,” the rapper continued. “No, it’s simple: We just want justice. We want to feel like Americans.”
At the beginning of this month, Cardi had urged male rappers to come forward to talk about Breonna Taylor. Breonna was shot eight times inside her own house by plainclothes police officers. They shot her on the claims that they had obtained a “no-knock” search warrant in connection with a narcotics investigation.
However, the real criminal was arrested hours ago and there were no drugs in Breonna’s house either. Cardi addressed the prejudice during her interview with Elle.
“Nobody wants to feel targeted. Nobody wants animosity. Everybody just wants the best for themselves, their future, their kids’ future,” she explained. “I don’t want to [have to] tell my kid, ‘You have to be careful going to the store. Don’t wear a hoodie. Please don’t get stopped.’ We don’t want that.”
The rapper continued that she does not want to feel a certain type of animosity for a certain race because she feels they get it easier than them. She assures nobody wants to feel that way and asks why cannot they work with each other.
Cardi Wants Future Generation to Educate Themselves
Cardi is hoping that the future generation is going to be a part of the decisions by educating themselves. She also hopes that they cast their votes this year in November. However, in spite of all of this, the rapper has few issues on her priority list which also includes coronavirus.
“We’re dealing with a pandemic right now, and I just want answers. I want to know when this will be over. I want to go back to my job,” she explained. Cardi further adds that she wants the president to tell them what steps are to be taken to make things better. She wants the president to tell her why are we not doing better than other countries and tell the truth.
The rapper recently had massive success with her new collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are over the moon. The rappers took to Instagram to inform everybody that their song WAP is number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
WAP debuts at 93 million U.S. streams, the most for a song’s opening week in history. Cardi gushed about the same fact and told her followers to look. She posted a video reading the tweets with impressive stats. WAP has the biggest sales week in 2020 and holds the number one position on the digital song sales chart.