Watch Cardi B react to “Bodak Yellow” becoming the No. 1 song in the country

The Bronx rapper gave an impassioned speech to celebrate her chart achievement.

September 25, 2017

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.

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"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.

Watch Cardi B react to “Bodak Yellow” becoming the No. 1 song in the country