Cardi B has released her Kanye West and Lil Durk collaboration ‘Hot S***’.
The ‘Hustlers’ actress had been sitting on the track for “almost three years”.
She said recently: “I think this record is actually older than ‘WAP.’ It is everyone’s favourite.”
Kanye’s verse includes a nod to the late fashion icon Virgil Abloh, who was artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton.
He raps: “When we lost Virg’, I was on the verge, mm-mm.
“I just hit the Louis store, I had to splurge, mm-mm.”
The song’s release comes after the rapper admitted she was “upset” over the execution of the song and very nearly didn’t release it.
Although she agreed to drop the track in the end, the 29-year-old star refuses to make a music video to accompany the song.
During a teary Instagram Live with fans, she said: “I’m just so overwhelmed and so upset. A lot of people have been dropping the ball for the last two months, there has been a lot of miscommunication.
“So I wanted to cancel my release for this week because s*** is not being executed how it’s supposed to. But then I’m like, it’s too drastic. So I will be dropping the song but I will not be releasing a music video with this song.
“I’m just exhausted with everybody. I’m so tired of people not doing their f****** job correctly.”
How the collaboration with the two rappers came about remains unknown, however, Cardi previously admitted she is “too shy” to ask male artists to work with her.
The ‘Up’ hitmaker – who has appeared on songs with the likes of Bruno Mars and Maroon 5 – admitted she doesn’t have the nerve to ask some of her favourite male counterparts to jump on a track with her because she get’s “star-struck” easily and fears she will sound “corny”.
She said: “When female artists are rising, you don’t have to put one down because the others are rising. Every single time a female rapper comes out, people wanna start fake beef. Maybe because they don’t see me [with other women] as often as people want to. The thing is, I’m shy — and really shy to reach out to male artists, to be honest with you. That’s why a lot of collabs that I want, I haven’t gotten yet because I’m scared to reach out. I always get a little star-struck. I be thinking I’m corny, even though I’m funny.”
‘Hot S***’ is Cardi’s first track as the lead artist since November’s ‘Bet It’.
Fans are eagerly awaiting the hip-hop star’s follow-up to her 2018 debut studio album ‘Invasion of Privacy’.