Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are about to light up the music scene once more with their highly anticipated collaboration, “Bongos,” set to drop this Friday, September 8th. Fans can already get in on the excitement by pre-saving the track on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.
The big announcement came complete with a vibrant and eye-catching artwork reveal. In this visually stunning piece, the dynamic duo is dressed in matching blue and purple one-pieces and stylish high heels. Their hair is a riot of playful, multi-colored curls, and they hold lollipops in hand. While Cardi and Megan haven’t spilled all the beans on this release just yet, this marks their second collaboration, leaving fans buzzing with anticipation. Their first joint effort, the boldly explicit “WAP,” dropped on Atlantic Records and dominated the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in 2020.
Cardi B took a trip down memory lane over the summer, reflecting on the controversy that surrounded “WAP.” She recalled, “Y’all remember when the FCC almost sued me cuz I performed WAP at the Grammys? What about when all the republicans literally harassed me over it? On the news every day… Y’all remember? Oooohhh cuz I do.” Last week, Cardi B and Megan emerged victorious in a lawsuit that accused them of lyric theft, involving “WAP” and Meg’s “Thot Shit,” from an earlier track called “Grab Em by the P—-.”
And if you thought you had Cardi B‘s album plans all figured out, think again. In August, she surprised fans with an unexpected twist. “I’m not going to release any more collaborations,” she revealed in her Vogue México y Latinoamérica cover story. “I’m going to put out my next solo single. Right now, I’m working on the cover art and ideas for the next record because it’s definitely coming up. Everyone always tells me I should put the record out now. They did when I released ‘WAP’ [with Megan Thee Stallion] and when I released ‘Up,’ but I always let them know I’m not going to wait long after all these singles. So stay tuned because it’s coming out very soon.”