Cardi B took Coachella—we mean, Boachella—from Indio, California, way over east to the Bronx with a 35-minute, ultra hyphy, stripper dance-trouped performance on Sunday (April 15).
The BX-native went all out for her first-ever Coachella stage act, delivering a live and in (all-white) color serving of fan-favorited hits from her Invasion of Privacy debut project. Cardi paid homage to the 1996 Grammys look from R&B’s legendary trio from that era, TLC, with baggy pants, clunky platform shoes and signature ponytails reminiscent of the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez. Stripper poles and cardio-strong choreography galore, Bardi saved a couple of spots for her debut album’s star guests as well.
Oakland, California rapper G-Eazy hit the stage for the radio smashing “No Limit” performance, which features one of Bardi’s most popular verses, as well as another Oakland-native, Kehlani, who brought vocals for Cardi’s “Ring” single. Chicago’s hip-hop boy wonder Chance the Rapper joined the 25-year-old to show fans how to live their “Best Life,” and Atlanta’s 21 Savage dropped off bars for his “Bartier Cardi” feature as well.
When Compton spitter YG made his entrance for Cardi’s “She Bad,” however, the mommy-to-be dropped it low and turned the energy high in all of her twerk-happy, MILF-y moves that’s got the internet flipped upside down.
See how well Cardi’s handling maternity and money moves on the Coachella stage and what the internet had to say about it all below.
I love cardi b shaking that ass all pregnant on stage at Coachella. YES YOU CAN HAVE A JOB KIDS LIFE KISS MAKE LOVE START A BUSINESS TAKE A NAP DO WHTEVRR YOU WANT— dev (@devishot) April 16, 2018
Pregnant Cardi twerking at Coachella Is one of the best things thats happened all 2018 pic.twitter.com/xTpsbXlf7C— Romeo Santos (@ByeAshy) April 16, 2018
Beyoncé gets pregnant before Coachella: “I’ll just perform next year”— nick (@gxlf) April 16, 2018
Cardi B gets pregnant before Coachella: pic.twitter.com/aWK8dyaMZv
Idk about you but pregnant Cardi twerking at Coachella lit up my morning.— Mawndale (@MissyMaudy) April 16, 2018
Cardi B’s baby during her Coachella set pic.twitter.com/Qn1xcuSCRY— Regards, Tommie (@ttjthr33) April 16, 2018
I was hopin at the very least for one pregnant twerk from Cardi and was worried that we wouldn’t get one but thankfully she delivered.🤗 pic.twitter.com/mxBvhCSxRe— Jacqueline Nwankwo🇳🇬 (@jacqueenin) April 16, 2018
Awww @iamcardib did so well I feel so proud. She stayed true to her roots and put on a show. Now I need you to seriously get some rest, and get back the energy you lost during that twerk session! Coz shoot I'm tired n I was in my damn bed watching #BoaChella pic.twitter.com/OkJ3SfD6Pf— 🇸🇱 ChezG 🇬🇧 (@XchezaliciousX) April 16, 2018
Cardi B is killing her Coachella performance pic.twitter.com/VpqI76DDrB— lemonade heux 💋 (@jstcwarrior) April 16, 2018
(Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella)