The Meaning Behind Cardi B’s Album ‘Invasion of Privacy’

Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B - The Lunch Table

Cardi B is making more than just money moves these days. She recently dropped her first album Invasion of Privacy after making a long run on the top charts which seems to have the agenda of pushing women empowerment.

With features from Migos (of course), Chance the Rapper, Kehlani, 21 Savage, YG, and SZA, this album is a BANGER.

To start the 13-track bundle of badness, her first song “Get Up 10” tells her story of how she grew up in a situation where she had no money, was in an abusive relationship, and her decision to strip to get out of her situation and pay for her future lifestyle. Throughout her own struggles, she did not give up as she raps, “We gon’ win, knock me down nine times but I get up ten”.

She started out there, but has since come a long way due to her fame. She is no longer in that position, but a lot of other women out there are and she is using her musical outlet as a platform to let women know that there is hope out there and you don’t need to rely on others to build your own success.

This seems to be the main theme here. And although throughout her album, she enjoys rapping about materialistic things such as jewelry, designer clothes, and fake boobs, she isn’t afraid to stress that she achieved all of that because she is a real, genuine person.

I like going to the jeweler, I put rocks all in my watch/I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance/I like proving niggas wrong, I do what they say I can’t
– “I Like It” by Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny & J. Balvin



And it was her own story that shaped her to be the woman she is today. She shows that it is possible to get through rough times and if you work hard and let the BS fuel you, then you will overcome challenges and no one can take your successes away from you. She is really living her best life and Chance agrees taking into consideration his own struggles along the way. On her track “Best Life” with Chance The Rapper, we have seen both of them recently blow up and they both just want to share their happiness.

Said I’m livin’ my best life, Made a couple M’s with my best friends/Turned all my L’s into lessons/You see the whip pullin’ up, it’s like “skrrt”/Dreams pullin’ up, I’m like “skrrt”/I’m livin’ my best life

– “Best Life” by Cardi B featuring Chance the Rapper

Cardi B has achieved some accolades in the music industry such as becoming the first woman with five simultaneous Top 10 hits in the R&B and Hip Hop genres. However, with Invasion of Privacy she clearly wants everyone to know that she is not a one hit wonder.

With a variety of styles from her usual rapping in head-bobbers like “Money Bag”, her radio hit “Bartier Cardi”, “Drip” (featuring Migos), “Bickenhead”, to rapping over Latin/Trap tunes like “I Like It” (featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin), to showing fans her softer side in “Be Careful”, and showing emotional vulnerability that many can relate to with “Ring” (featuring Kehlani) and “Thru Your Phone”, Cardi B has money and tricks in her pockets.

I don’t wanna hear ’bout invasion of privacy/I had a feeling, it turns out you lie to me/I’m holdin’ back everything that’s inside of me/How you all fuckin’ with bitches that follow me?

– “Ring” by Cardi B featuring Kehlani

Even in this body-rockin’ beat in “She Bad” with YG, Cardi B gives a shout out to some women idols in the industry showing her love.

I need Chrissy Teigen/Know a bad bitch when I see one (yeah, woo)/Tell Rih-Rih I need a threesome/I’m his favorite type of chick, boujee, bad, and thick (uh)

-“She Bad” by Cardi B featuring YG

Through this rollercoaster ride of emotional ups and downs, track 13, “I Do” (featuring SZA) seems to sum it all up. Overall, Cardi B explains that sometimes as women, we just want to express how we feel, flaunt our style, money, and just do whatever the hell we want, with or without anyone else’s judgement.

Listen to Invasion of Privacy below and let us know what you think!

 

Meanwhile, men move over because the hype is real:



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