Cardi B is making more “Money” moves.
The Grammy-winning rapper set a record while making her debut at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Park on Friday night (Mar. 1). Tickets sold out in 40 minutes, according to the Houston Chronicle.
A whopping 75,580 people showed up to party with Cardi, breaking the all-time paid attendance record and beating Garth Brooks’ second 2018 performance by three people.
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Cardi dressed for the occasion, rocking a sparkly pink and blue cowgirl outfit, complete with matching hat, hair, and boots. Flanked by 10 dancers, she performed her biggest hits including “I Like It,” “Finesse,” and “Bodak Yellow.”
Taking to Instagram after the show, Cardi reflected on the milestone moment while standing alongside a picture of the late Selena, who inspired her “Please Me” video look. “I just want to say that I’m honored for beating the Houston Rodeo show,” said Cardi. “I was so nervous to perform in front of 75,000-plus people, but when I saw this picture, like, out of all the outfits that she wore…this was the inspiration for ‘Please Me.'”
Cardi’s performance on Black Heritage Day was reportedly a response to the criticism that plagued last year’s performer Leon Bridges. The Texas-born singer drew a paid attendance of 51,870, the lowest of 2018.
RodeoHouston has drawn some of the world’s biggest performers including Beyoncé, Elvis Presley, Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber.
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I was so sick yesterday ya don’t even know ! I had such a bad migraine I had to get a doctor backstage to give me two shots and ain’t rehearsed cause I been working all week and ain’t really know what I was getting myself into until I got in the venue .Im OD honored for all the love Houston gave me! I remember the first time I came to Houston I came out here to strip and people showed me maaaaaa love and Houston was the first place me and set when on a date 😂😂😂The love have really grown .I was maaaaa hype to see this picture before I got in my dressing room cause out of all her outfits there’s a picture hanging on the wall of the outfit I got my inspiration from for Please Me music video.It was like a lucky sign to me .