Cardi B announces new Megan Thee Stallion collaboration, ‘Bongos’
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Cardi B announces new Megan Thee Stallion collaboration, ‘Bongos’

Cardi B is set to drop a fresh track in collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion titled ‘Bongos’. The single marks their first joint release since the chart-topping hit ‘WAP’ in 2020. ‘Bongos’ arrives on Friday, September 8th.

Following a few dotted singles and collaborations, ‘Bongos’ marks a new droplet in the drought. It’s been five years since her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, and while there hasn’t been an official announcement regarding a follow-up, Cardi B has been stirring excitement this summer with a string of tracks, including ‘Jealousy’ featuring Offset, ‘Put It on da Floor Again’ alongside Latto, and ‘Point Me 2’ featuring FendiDa Rappa.

Back in August 2020, when Cardi B unleashed her chart-topping single ‘WAP’, it notably wasn’t submitted for Grammy consideration. The rapper’s representatives clarified that the decision was strategic, as they were holding off on the track’s Grammy submission with an eye towards a more comprehensive album-based Grammy campaign set for 2021. At that point, Cardi hadn’t divulged any specifics regarding the release date of her highly anticipated second album.

As we approached the end of 2022, Cardi B addressed a leak of new material. In response to the leak, she treated her fans to a glimpse of what appeared to be an unidentified and unreleased track, offering a taste of what was to come. Her post accompanying the clip read, “HERE some scraps since yall STARVING.”

Megan Thee Stallion finally unveiled her highly-anticipated sophomore album, Traumazine, in August 2022. Within the year since its release, she has accomplished some remarkable feats, such as hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live. She also appeared in the Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and will soon appear in the upcoming movie Dicks: The Musical.

Elsewhere, Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion last month. “As I reflect on the past three years, I view myself as a survivor because I have truly survived the unimaginable,” she wrote in a statement following the sentencing. “[This guilty verdict] was a victory for every woman who has ever been shamed, dismissed, and blamed for a violent crime committed against them.”