Watch Cardi B Make History as First 'Tonight Show' Co-Host
Cardi B makes history on “The Tonight Show.” As the first-ever co-host with Jimmy Fallon, the Bronx bombshell did more than just perform “Money Bag” on the late-night series. She also brought plenty of laughs throughout the evening.
The mom-to-be opened the program with a monologue next to Fallon. “I might go into labor,” she said during the intro. “I’m making history tonight! My album just dropped, but I’m the first late-night co-host that isn’t a white guy! What’s up?”
After laughing about Mark Zuckerberg and President Donald Trump, Cardi B kept the show running. During her own interview with Fallon, she revealed plans to take her baby on tour with Bruno Mars. “I’m doing it all until I give birth,” she said. “I’m doing the Bruno Mars tour [and] I’m taking my baby with me.”
Cardi B’s catchphrases also popped up throughout the night. During one of the segments, she explained all of them, including “okurr” and “ow!” Plus, she spoke about Chrissy Teigen’s viral response to Rap-Up’s tweet about her Rihanna threesome lyric. “Gasp!! *drops buscuits*” wrote Chrissy. On the show, Cardi replied: “Drop ya panties!”
Comedian John Mulaney was a guest. He presented Cardi B with her first-ever baby gift, a small cardigan. Mulaney said it would fit either gender, and that he preferred to call it a Cardi G. Together, the trio also talked about prom, but Bardi remained tight-lipped about her prom limo experience.
The fun continued with “Box of Lies.” Cardi and Jimmy Fallon played a hilarious game, where they tried to stump one another with secret items. Believe it or not, the objects included “pussy balls” and a stuffed dog dressed like Freddy Krueger.
Cardi B didn’t stop there. Later, she also recorded a custom voicemail for a fan named Angel from the Bronx. The lengthy voicemail included signature catchphrases and some spicy language that had to be bleeped out.
Finally, Cardi practiced for motherhood by reading an excerpt from Go the Fuck to Sleep. “I’m getting nervous now,” she said before reading the book. “I’m getting close to the date! Oh, man! I’m gonna be a mom.” Then she read an excerpt from the book, which ended with the title’s request.