Cardi B Opens Up About Kanye West’s ‘Personal’ ‘Hot Sh-t’ Verse, Questions the Mystery of His Personality in New Interview

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Cardi B has spoken about getting a personal, yet club-ready verse from Kanye West for her new song “Hot Shit” as the rapper was in the midst of a media storm earlier this year.

In an interview with Zane Lowe on her Apple Music 1 show, Cardi said Ye gave her the verse “a few months ago, when he was just all over the media, because of everything that was going on.” . (Although Cardi obviously didn’t mention any specifics, West’s divorce from Kim Kardashian was at a highly controversial peak around February and March.)

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“I like how her verse is personal, but it’s not that personal,” Cardi said. “It’s nice in clubs that you can be like, ‘Yeah, yeah. You talk about your big money. I really like it.’

She also opened up about her own conversations with West, calling him “such an amazing, sweet person” and saying she wished more people could chat with him “so they could just see the real him.” To that end, Lowe — who has interviewed West on several occasions — and Cardi delved into the eternal mystery that is Kanye West’s character, and how he both feels like the real thing, but maybe… also be a simulacrum.

“It’s almost like a character, but kind of doesn’t,” Cardi B said. “Let’s just say if he believes in something, right? And you’re like, ‘Do you really believe it? Because you just want to be different or do you really believe in it? And he’s like, ‘Yeah, I really believe that.’ But he has his reasons why he believes in it. And when he gives you those reasons, you’ll be like, ‘Oh, okay. It makes sense. I understand. I understand why you think like that. I understand why you feel like that. I understand where you are coming from.

Elsewhere in the interview, Cardi B praised Lil Durks’ verse to “Hot Shit,” saying it brought “that young energy” the song needed to truly be finished. She also opened up about the origins of the song and why it’s been hanging around since 2019, and how she hopes the song fills a crucial void in music she’s noticed.

“I haven’t really heard a lot of music in the club, when it does, it just makes me want to start bands,” Cardi said. “I feel like we miss those club bangers. I don’t know what’s going on right now… You know those records that Meek was making, I want to hear one that sounds like that, pump me up. I try to bring that with this record.

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