Fireworks went off when Cardi B took to the stage Sunday (Nov. 21) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, setting the tone for the excitement she stirred at the American Music Awards.
Borrowing a famous line from Oprah Winfrey, Cardi told the roaring audience, “You get a car! You get a car! You get a car!”
“I’m lying. Y’all get nothing,” she joked, as the crowd erupted in laughter.
After breaking the ice, Cardi admitted that she was a bit anxious.
“I ain’t gonna lie. I’m nervous. I’m shaking,” she said, though it wasn’t apparent.
A five-time AMA winner, the Bronx rapper was making her debut at the award show, according to PEOPLE.
"When I received the invite to host the AMAs, I was so excited," Cardi said in a statement.. "I'm ready to bring my personality to the AMAs stage!"
Here’s a clip of Cardi opening the show.
Social media users gave Cardi a big thumbs-up.