Cardi B Returns With “Like What (Freestyle)” Music Video

Cardi B has a few things to get off of her chest with her latest track.

On Friday (March 1), the Bronx native signaled the dawn of a new era with the release of “Like What (Freestyle),” with a glossy music video warning the confident song is only the beginning.

“Like What (Freestyle)” samples Missy Elliott’s classic record “She’s A Bi**h” from her 1999 album Da Real World.

In the visual, directed by Offset, the mother of two cycles through an assortment of unique fashion and beauty looks. She begins the video sporting a lavish, floor-length fur coat, and a jeweled choker with matching earrings, styled with a sexy, black bathing suit. A blinged-out eyebrow moment and pink eyelashes also capture Cardi B’s creative energy.

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“Ayo, let me put some gas in this motherfu**in’ year, bi**h/I ain’t really talked my sh*t in a minute. Like who the f**k these bi**hes really think they talkin’ to?/Like, bi**h, is you fu**in’ dumb?” announces the 31-year-old as the song kicks off.

“Like What (Freestyle)” is Cardi B’s first release of 2024 and follows her 2023 “Bongos” collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion. While the rapper has not released a full project since her Grammy Award-winning album Invasion Of Privacy in 2018, her sophomore effort may be near.

At the end of the “Like What (Freestyle)” video, the “Bodak Yellow” performer promises “This is just the beginning…stay tuned.”

Cardi B Performing

Cardi B performs onstage during the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.

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In August 2023, the chart-topping musician shared an update on the progress of her second studio album during an interview with Vogue México y Latinoamérica.

“So stay tuned because it will be released very soon,” explained the rapper in a translated copy of the conversation. “I also have plans in the world of cinema. In fact, I have plans to do everything I can: fashion, branding, I want to do it all, honey.”

Take a look at Cardi B’s latest release “Like What (Freestyle)” above.