Cardi B Gets It 'Up' In Supremely Sexy New Video

Cardi B Gets Itupin Supremely Sexy New Video

2020 is dead, long live 2021! Cardi B dropped her latest music video for her new single 'Up' at midnight on Friday (February 5), and with it, a eulogy for a bum year. The follow-up to the record-breaking smash collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, ' WAP ,' which released seven months prior in August, she's put the past behind her and is looking toward the sky — or at least toward an album release, set to arrive in the coming months .

'Up' is a bumping bop that riffs from the catchy refrain: 'If it's up, then it's up, then it's up, then it's stuck.' The video kicks off with Cardi twerking in a graveyard over a crypt marked 'R.I.P. 2020' in full, chandelier crystal-encrusted funeral attire, complete with a fishnet veil and signature red-bottom shoes. From there, the visuals whip through a dizzying montage of sex and glamour. At one moment, Cardi's ghost-riding as the blinged-out trophy on the hood of a Bentley. In another scene, she's whipping out a vibrator in a pearly, all-girl ménage à trois inside the mouth of an oyster. In Cardi's quintessentially provocative fashion, there are some truly mind-boggling WTF moments, too: Are those barbie doll heads really singing from inside her curls?

Ahead of the video's release, Cardi said in a YouTube livestream that she hoped the song would sound more 'hood' than previous releases. 'I wanted to do something more gangsta, more cocky,' she said, per Rolling Stone . And things are already looking up for the rapper this year: In just hours after its release, the 'Up' video had already topped 3 million streams on YouTube alone.