Yeehaw! Cardi B is the RodeoHouston Queen…
The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation recently broke the attendance record at the Houston Rodeo, and she’s crediting the late Selena Quintanilla for giving her courage to make it happen.
Wearing a pink and blue sequence cowgirl outfit, the “Please Me” rapper performed at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeoat NRG Stadiumon Friday (March 1), breaking an attendance record once held by Garth Brooks.
Cardi B’s performance drew a record 75,580 fans — only three more concert-goers than Brooks’ previous record.
On Saturday, Cardi B posted a video on Instagram from backstage at the rodeo, where she credited the success of her performance to the late Reina de la Musica Tejana.
“I was so nervous to perform in front of 70,000-plus people, but when I saw this picture, like, out of all the outfits that she wore, for me to see this picture with this outfit — this was the inspiration for ‘Please Me’ — I knew I was going to be alright,” the rapper said, pointing to a photo of Selenahanging on the wall.
Cardi B concluded the IGclip by shouting out her love for Selena before singing and dancing along to the singer’s hit song “Como La Flor.”
Cardi B’s record-setting Houston Rodeo performance coincided with the release of her “Please Me” music video with Bruno Mars, where she and the crooner meet up at an after-hours taco spot in Los Angeles.
In the “Please Me” video, Cardi B is wearing a revealing black and purple outfit resembling the one Quintanilla donned during her iconic performance at the Memorial Coliseumin Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1993.