Cardi B has been rumoured to be releasing a huge summer collaborative single Shakira in the coming months.
In June 2022, the Grammy Award-winning rapper released the Tay Keith-produced ‘Hot Shit’ which featured Kanye West and Lil Durk, and fans have aptly waited for her follow-up.
An upcoming single with the Columbian singer-songwriter hasn’t been formally announced, but the rumours of the Shakira collab started after a track titled ‘Estoy Lamida’ was found on the BMI record label’s website. The song is registered under both Cardi B and Shakira’s names and the database is where artists and their record labels register upcoming music in preparation for a release.
However, pop fan Twitter account ThePopStuff tweeted this weekend a song called ‘Tu Pérdida’ would be on the way – and was in fact a collaboration between the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer and Nicki Minaj. However, when one fan checked the BMI ID of the song, they found the rumoured Cardi B collaboration instead. If ‘Estoy Lamida’ was to come out, it would be the 30-year-old’s first single in five months.
According to some strong rumors, Nicki Minaj and Shakira will release a song called “Tu Pérdida” this summer. pic.twitter.com/QLksmbCST6
— Pop Stuff (@ThePopStuff) May 21, 2023
Según algunos rumores "fuertes", Nicki Minaj y Shakira lanzarán "Tu Pérdida" este verano. Verifiqué el ID de la pista, es válido y BMI confirmó el estado. Sin embargo, en realidad la canción se llama "Estoy Lamida" y cuenta con la participación de Cardi B 👽 pic.twitter.com/q0a0g21tDV
— TOP SHAKIRA FAN (@AndersonZhenya) May 21, 2023
Cardi B has been teasing her sophomore album for years. Her 2018 debut album, ‘Invasion Of Privacy’, became the longest-charting album by a female rapper on the Billboard Hot 200 chart. Cardi B also became the first solo female recipient of the Best Rap Album at the 61st Grammy Awards.
In 2019, she told Variety that she wanted to release the follow-up on April 6 of that yearbut never materialised. In 2021, she spoke of how she planned on releasing her sophomore album the following year after “the whole COVID thing discouraged [her from] putting out [her] album” that year. In 2022, she told The Breakfast Club her album is “missing something” and that’s why she hasn’t released it.
Cardi B announces her sophomore album will be released in 2023. pic.twitter.com/rLx1WeCJAB
— Cuntology 🤷🏽♀️ (@Bardiology_) December 1, 2022
She released ‘UP’ and the Megan Thee Stallion-assisted ‘WAP’, which were meant to be singles from her second album.
Earlier this year, Cardi B shared a video of her “ghetto ass studio” on Instagram. She also took to the platform to promise her fans that her album is “coming” but is experiencing anxiety around its release.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 7, 2023
Meanwhile, Cardi B is set to star in a Baby Shark’s Big Movie! alongside kids and husband, Migos rapper Offset.