Cardi B Experiencing 'Bad Anxiety' Over Debut Album
Rapper Cardi B has asked the media to stop making sales predictions about her debut album Invasion Of Privacy because it is giving her "bad anxiety."
On Monday, the "Bodak Yellow" hitmaker announced the title of her debut studio record and shared the artwork, which features her sitting in a yellow chair wearing a high-fashion monochrome outfit and a yellow wig.
The artwork has a recording sign in the corner, implying that Cardi, who licks her teeth for the cameras, is being taped.
The album is set to drop on April 6, and the star has now admitted on Twitter that she's feeling anxious about its release, especially after reading reports predicting huge interest.
"I'm also seeing predictions on sales and numbers. Please STOP!" she wrote. "I'm already having bad anxiety. Let the s##t drop and do what it do."
The 25-year-old also told fans that she was seeing fake track listings for the album on the Internet and assured them that she would release the official one on her account soon.
In addition, she hit back at haters who criticized her quick success, noting that she went to Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology in New York and released mixtapes Gangsta B##ch Music Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 in 2016 and 2017.
"I will never let nobody discredit me, before i sign(ed) to Atlantic i put 2 mixtapes out and i was pushing FOREVA by myself," Cardi tweeted. "I went to Renaissance HS for musical theater. I been love music. After high school i Stopped wanna know why? cause music DONT PAY YOUR F##KING BILLS A JOB DOES (sic)."
In the run-up to her album release, the star has also teamed up with dating app Tinder for a 'swipe-off' competition.
She will perform a free concert for students at a school or university who achieve the most right swipes by April 4.