Rap superstar Cardi B takes the cover of American ELLE Magazine‘s September 2020 edition lensed by fashion photographer Steven Klein. In charge of styling was Kollin Carter, with beauty from hair stylist Tokyo Stylez, makeup artist Erika La’Pearl, and manicurist Jenny Bui. Set design is work of Mary Howard and Kyle Hagemeier at MHS Artists, with production by Travis Kiewel and Roberto Javier Sosa at That One Production.
I bring something different. I am me, and that’s how I’ve been since the club. I know when I get on the stage, I don’t give a fuck if the next bitch, or the bitch before me, was better than me. I know I’m going to get my coins. I know I’m bad because I’m different. I do different moves. I got a different bod. So, when these women are teasing everything, it’s expected. Don’t think that you’re going to have all the money in the strip club. Don’t think that every man is going to only give you the money. So don’t expect you to be the only one who’s going to hold number one on the Billboard [charts]. You’ve got to be confident in your own craft. – Cardi B
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