After the news broke that Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" became the No. 1 song in the country, the Bronx rapper hosted an event that featured a Louboutin cake and fake dollar bills with her face on them. At the event, Cardi delivered a speech, thanking her friends and family and discussing what the achievement means to her.
"Thank you everybody. I'm very happy; I'm very honored, especially 'cause my family's here," she told those assembled. "At first, I kept coming to the label like, "Why is my shit not playing on the radio? I do not understand what's going on." And then it's just like, "You gotta keep working hard to get that big record. Oh, I'ma give you a record."
"I never really saw that I was gonna hit No. 1, but once I was that close I was like, "Oh my god, I gotta do it,'" Cardi said of the song's 12-week trajectory to the top. "And for me do know that today I made history....bitch."
She concluded: "Everybody says you know who your real friends is when you open a business. Well, I experienced that this week. All my friends, everybody I grew up with, my family, my gang, posted so I could go No. 1 without me even asking."
Watch Cardi B's full speech above.