“Bongos” will be here Friday (Sept. 8), Cardi and Megan just announced. The new track can be pre-saved now via streaming services Spotify and Apple Music.
They unveiled “Bongos” artwork with the announcement. The colorful visual shows the two rappers in coordinating blue and purple one-pieces and high heels, with their hair styled in playful, multi-colored curls, and lollipops in hand.
Cardi and Megan haven’t shared further details yet, but this is their second collab — so fans are already hyped. Their first song together — the NSFW smash hit “WAP,” released on Atlantic Records — spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020.
“Y’all remember when the FCC almost sued me cuz I performed WAP at the Grammys? What about when all the republicans literally harassed me over it? On the news everyday… Y’all remember? Oooohhh cuz I do,” Cardi reminisced over the summer. Last week, Cardi B and Megan won a court ruling tossing out a lawsuit that accused them of stealing the lyrics to “WAP” and Meg’s “Thot Shit” from an earlier track called “Grab Em by the P—-.”
Also in August, Cardi gave an update on her sophomore album that interestingly turned out to be a decoy — or maybe “Bongos” just came to be very recently.
“I’m not going to release any more collaborations,” she said for her Vogue México y Latinoamérica cover story. “I’m going to put out my next solo single. Right now, I’m working on the cover art and ideas for the next record because it’s definitely coming up. Everyone always tells me I should put the record out now. They did when I released ‘WAP’ [with Megan Thee Stallion] and when I released ‘Up,’ but I always let them know I’m not going to wait long after all these singles. So stay tuned because it’s coming out very soon.”
See the pair’s “Bongos” announcement and artwork below.