-What a year. What a year.
Everything you’re having. I mean, there’s so much
to talk about. Congrats on everything.
And thanks for being here. -Thank you. Ohm… [ Laughter ] -“Cardi B.”
Where did that name come from? -My name come from —
You know what? My sister name is Hennessy.
-Mm-hmm. -You know what I’m saying? My
sister name is Hennessy, right? So everybody used to
call me Bacardi. So I always called myself
Bacardi, right? And then it was my Instagram
name. Like Bacardi, BacardiB. But for some reason my Instagram
keep getting deleted, and I think it was Bacardi that
had something to do with it. So I just shortened it
to Cardi B. -So Cardi B is the jam.
And I love that. Now everyone’s
calling your name now, pal. -Yeah. -You are from the Bronx? -Mm-hmm. Euymmm. [ Laughter ] -Are you — Sorry. Are you — Wait a second. Are you from — Are you going home for
the holidays, to the Bronx? -Yep. Oh, yeah, yes. Definitely.
-You are, yeah. I follow you on Twitter —
@IAMCARDIB. And you said that you’re
not getting any adults gifts this year for Christmas. -No. Because you
want to know something? Everybody that I know got kids. And this is like —
That’s just a lot of kids. -So take care of — -And I got new godkids
out of nowhere. You know,
once you start making money, everybody wants you to be their
kid’s godmother or somethin’. [ Laughter ] -But I — You did get
a beautiful gift. Actually you got a wedding ring
from your fiancé. You’re engaged to Offset there,
from Migos. He did that live? -Ohh! [ Trills tongue ] -I mean —
[ Trills tongue ] is right! Yeah! I mean, it looks gorgeous.
Let me see that. Let me see that ring. Look at that.
-Don’t get too close, Because I didn’t put
no lotion on my hand. -Gotcha. I gotcha.
-It’s wintertime. -It’s wintertime. I got you.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Did you know — Look — That is the biggest diamond
I’ve ever seen. Did you have any idea
that he was going to do it? -No. I mean, you know, I was — He always used to tell me, “I’m gonna marry you.
I’m gonna marry you.” And it’s just like, “Hmm-mmm.” It’s the right thing to do. But, you know, I know
he was gonna give me — I knew he was gonna give me
a very expensive gift, because he wasn’t there
for my birthday. But I thought he was gonna give
me, like, a watch or somethin’. Anyway, he just —
he just went out his way. Ohh. [ Trills tongue ] [ Laughter ] -[ Laughs ]
The Grammy Awards. Grammy Awards. January 28th
here in New York City. Your hometown.
Are you nervous? -I am nervous.
You want to know something? You want to know something?
-Yeah. Yeah. Mm-hmm. Yes. -I already feel like a winner.
-Yeah. You are a winner. -You know what I’m sayin’? Because it’s just like
I never thought me… -You already are.
-Yeah. Like, I already won.
What’s good? [ Laughter ] -You did. I mean, you’ve been
on our show a few times. But “Bodak Yellow” was
the first number-one single from a female rapper since 1998. So already you just
changed the game. It went three times platinum. [ Cheers and applause ] Everybody was singing that song.
Everybody was doing it. Girls, women, men, grandmas. Everybody’s singing
“Bodak Yellow.” -Yeah. I see.
I’m so proud of myself. [ Laughter ] -It’s got to feel good,
though, right? -It does feel good. And it feels good because, you know, I really
worked my ass off for it. And it’s just like,
ahh, it finally pays off. I have been proven! -Right. Yeah. Oh, please.
You got more to come. There’s more to come with you. But you’re also
making some history. You’re the first
female hip-hop artist — I want to get this right — with your first three singles
in the top 10 at the same time. Cardi B! -Ohh! [ Trills tongue ] -I mean… I heard that, and I was like
[ Trills tongue ] You know? And, uh… [ Laughter ] I totally was. I totally was. I didn’t think I was
going to be, but I was like
[ Trills tongue ] You know? Yeah. You have a new track
coming out Friday. -Yes.
-All right. And this is “Bartier Cardi.” “Bartier Cardi.” -Yeah, you know,
I named it “Bartier Cardi.” You know what I’m sayin’? Because I don’t want
Cartier to sue me. Yip-yip-yip-yip-yip! Featuring 21 Savage. Okay? Yeohw. Y’all go get that. -No, we’re gonna get it.
“Bartier Cardi.” I can’t tell you how much
we love you and they love you. I mean, come on!
[ Cheers and applause ] Cardi B! I love you, man.