Cardi B is just as online as you, if not more so. During an interview with Charlie Sloth on BBC Radio last month, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper revealed her familiarity with autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, which enjoys a cult following around the world. "They just talk and they make you go to sleep, basically," she said of the sizeable ASMR community on YouTube. Scientists are stuck on what causes the sensations triggered in people who experience the phenomenon, and those feelings are themselves difficult for ASMR advocates to describe. But in general, ASMR feels like light tingles around the head and neck, and can be stimulated by piercingly soft whispers, wet noises, and slow movements in videos.
Now, we can add the first few bars of "Bodak Yellow," delivered by Cardi herself, to the ever-expanding ASMR archive. It took me approximately an hour to watch the entire thing, because it's not really my thing. To be honest, I could use some caring and supportive words right now.