Plot Twist: Here's The Video Exposing Cardi B's Alleged Ghostwriter

THE BROOKLYN BOROUGH OF NEW YORK CITY, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  Cardi B attends Airbnb's New York City Experiences Launch Event on September 26, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Airbnb)

Plot Twist: Here's The Video Exposing Cardi B's Alleged Ghostwriter

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Published April 2, 2018

New York femcee’s new it girl Cardi B dropped a gem from her April 6-slated debut album, Invasion of Privacy, last week (March 30) titled “Be Careful,” the third single to grace the Bardi Gang ahead of the project.

The single received mixed reactions from fans and non-fans all over the internet, and now the latter has incited even more controversy after digging up a video from 2017 that has everyone calling Cardi out for one of hip-hop’s most taboo practices: ghostwriting.

  1. A Twitter user discovered a video of songwriter and artist Pardison Fontaine, a.k.a. Pardi, rapping the ‘Be Careful’ lyrics verbatim over the exact same beat
  2. He also pointed out that Cardi and Pardi’s friendship went way back to 2014, insinuating that he’s been the secret weapon that fired up her skyrocketing rap career
  3. Had he dug a little deeper, he might have realized that Pardi is, in fact, listed among the 17 songwriters on the track under his songwriter’s alias, “Jordan Thorpe.” Lauryn Hill, who Cardi sampled in her bars, is also named. Try again, Cardi critics…

    The block was hot when an old video surfaced showing a songwriter rapping the exact lyrics (over the same beat) to Cardi B’s newly released track #BeCareful . Check the #CardiB hashtag for audio. __________________________________ When the video started to go viral and the ghostwriter claims ensued we did a little digging and found out this wasn’t a ghostwriter situation. He’s credited as a writer on the song (swipe to see). Our source tells us that #JordanThorpe (the songwriter featured in the video @lifeofthepardi ) has been on #CardiB ‘s team for the longest and even won a Grammy nomination with her on #BodakYellow . Our source says that Jordan has helped to develop her sound and is actually listed on the writing credits for her new single #BeCareful on #AppleMusic . The block has simmered down — Listen to the link on

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Written by BET Staff

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