Things You Missed In Cardi B's Up Video

Cardi B finally returned with new music on Feb. 5, 2021. She unveiled her newest single "Up," and its accompanying music video, which did not disappoint — as it served as the perfect follow-up to her record-breaking Megan The Stallion collaboration "WAP." Ahead of the track's release, the rapper expressed gratitude toward her fans, tweeting, "I want to thank all my fans and everyone that genuinely support me. I been preparing for this week for over a month." Cardi then said that although she wasn't feeling her best, she's "very happy that you guys are happy and just know I do this cause ya go so hard for me." 

Despite admitting to feeling the pressure to live up her 2018 debut album Invasion of Privacy, as per Footwear News, Cardi B's "Up" video proved she's not letting her critics get in the way of her art — nor her desire to keep things sexy and fun. The track's slick visuals not only see Cardi say "RIP" to 2020, but she shows off her dance moves in a number of sleek outfits. Keep scrolling to find out all the things you may have missed in Cardi B's "Up" music video.

Cardi B payed tribute to TLC's iconic No Scrubs

Cardi B's music videos have become know for being over-the-top — and her latest for "Up" is no exception. The rapper left very little to the imagination with her outfits. She also engages in what the Daily Mail described as a "three-way tongue tangle" with her group of dancers while in a sea shell. Throughout the video, Cardi also served some incredible choreography, which is sure to become the next TikTok dance challenge. She also subtly included some tributes and Easter Eggs, like how the Hustlers star's iconic pink dildo made a quick cameo, as did Jay-Z's Armand de Brignac Champagne, according to HollywoodLife

Then, towards the end of the "Up" video, Cardi paid tribute to TLC in a black leather BDSM ensemble which was similar to the outfit Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes wore in the girl group's iconic 1999 music video for "No Scrubs." (She also styled her hair in the same exact way.) But of course, this isn't the first time she's honored the TLC member. In 2018, she also channelled the late singer while performing at Coachella, and, in her 2020 "WAP" music video, Cardi rocked the same hairstyle Left Eye wore at the Soul Train Awards 2000.