Cardi B’s embracing her wild side…
The 28-year-old half-Dominican America rap superstar has joined voices with Normani for the surprise new single, “Wild Side.”
The artists announced the track on Wednesday, revealing in a series of tweets that their collaboration will drop on Friday morning (July 16).
They also unwrapped the single’s very revealing cover art, which finds both women reclining on a giant pearly shell in the nude with just their long flowing hair covering them up.
A video for the track will also be released.
When Cardi B found out the pair were trending after the release of the news, the “Up” rapper made a prophetic promise: “The world is ready for Normani supremacy!!!!”
Normani, who is still working away on her anticipated debut solo album, was clearly excited about the superstar summit, posting a pair of teary-eyed emoji after a fan offered up a cute tweet with throwback photos of “baby Normani” and “Baby Cardi.”
She also re-tweeted an old video of Cardi B giving the former Fifth Harmony singer props, throwing up a string of heart emoji and one more welling-up-with-tears one for good measure to show appreciation for Cardi’s longtime support. Cardi was just as excited, reacting to Normani’s reaction to watching their “Wild” video again — in which Normani humbly tweeted, “sis what the actual f—” — by tweeting, “Ommmmgggg I’m nervous!!!!! But then again I’m not YOU DID THAT!!!!!!! I hope and you better be proud of yourself!!”
— Normani (@Normani) July 15, 2021
To date, Normani has released five singles, including “Motivation,” the Sam Smith duet “Dancing With a Stranger” and the Khalid collaboration “Love Lies,” but has not yet announced the release date for her first solo full-length.