Before she opens the 2018 MTV VMAs tonight, Cardi B connects with Kehlani in the video for “Ring,” the latest release off her debut Invasion of Privacy.
The Mike Ho-directed clip was shot when Cardi was about five months pregnant, and finds a blonde Bardi in a phone booth as she contemplates picking up the phone. Kulture’s mother also gets some support from Kehlani, as both ladies show off their blonde ambition in matching outfits. In another scene, Cardi brings the lyrics to life by getting entangled in phone lines.
“Should I call first? I can’t decide / I want to, but a bitch got pride,” she raps. “The switchin’ up shit is what I can’t fuck with / I’m feelin’ you but you hard to get in touch with.”
The Bronx rapper is now readying a new project for release in September featuring songs that didn’t make her platinum-selling debut Invasion of Privacy, as well as four or five new tracks.
“There are like five songs that I was supposed to put on Invasion of Privacy, but it just didn’t finish, it didn’t make sense,” Cardi said during an Instagram Live session. “So I’m gonna put it on this project that I really wanna put it out on September 1st, but I’m missing like four, five songs.”
Cardi is set to open the MTV Video Music Awards tonight, but she won’t be performing. Instead, she will appear in a monologue or partake in some sort of skit, according to TMZ. She leads with 10 nominations including Video, Song, and Artist of the Year.