Cardi B’s ‘I Like It’ Becomes First Female Rap Video To Garner 1 Billion YouTube Views

Published: Monday 2nd Sep 2019 by Rashad

The lyrics from Cardi B‘s sophomore chart-topper, ‘I Like It,’ boast an inventory of items and situations that earn a “thumbs up” from the New York-born rapstress.  Now, for the umpteenth time, she can add “making history” to that list.

When the Bad Bunny & J. Balvin-assisted cut topped the Billboard Hot 100 last year Cardi’s name was scribbled in history books for not only becoming the first female rapper to see her second song reach the chart’s summit, but also the first and only artist this decade to launch two songs to the top from a debut album.  Later, the tune made history again for having the longest run in the Hot 100 of any female rap songs (51 weeks total).

While the aforementioned are just three of many honors the J. White Did It-produced number collected during its prime, this week brought with it news it’s added one more.  Details inside:

Over the weekend the music video for the ‘Invasion of Privacy’ song, ‘I Like It,’ crossed the one billion plays threshold at YouTube.  The feat makes her the first and only female rapper to have a visual do so.

Congratulations are due to Cardi for the song’s enduring success which, as of time reported, has been certified 7x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

It’s worth noting the ‘Bodak Yellow’ beauty has technically accomplished this twice in the past when Maroon 5‘s ‘Girls Like You’ and DJ Snake‘s ‘Taki Taki’ both entered the Youtube billion views club.  However, ‘Like’ is the first of her own clips to garner such play.  Likewise, rival Nicki Minaj is credited as a feature on multiple videos that have crossed the 1B threshold including Ariana Grande‘s ‘Side to Side,’ David Guetta‘s ‘Hey Mama,’ Jason Derulo‘s ‘Swalla,’ and Jessie J‘s ‘Bang Bang.’  However, none of her leading efforts have garnered a billion views.

As of time reported her ‘Anaconda’ video, with its 884 million views, stands to be the first.

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  1. Brodie Brim September 2, 2019


    • Purnell September 3, 2019

      You have to work and use the computer and internet, and if you can do that and dedicate some time each day then you can do this with no problem.
      I have been working with this for a month and have made over $2,000 already. let me know if you need more help.
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  2. ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 3, 2019

    Bodak Yellow has 850 million views too so congrats Cardi B.

  3. FELICIA September 3, 2019

    Congratulations Cardi B❤❤???? ???????

  4. Yep September 3, 2019

    The Barbz are apoplectic on the TGJ Facebook page ???

  5. Barb-wire / Thee Stallion Hottie September 3, 2019

    ??? I have to give it up for the streaming bots, they are really working over time. Where will the Bronx rat be without streams? In fact, how much has that album really sold, pure Sales? Lmao, shawty a Megacon. ?

    OAN: Buy and stream #CashShit and #HotGirlSummer. They are rising this week. ??????

    • Repo September 3, 2019

      You mean they are flopping harder this weak?? b**** sit yo ugly ass down and find a new career to promote because those 2 flops ain’t cutting it #FlopGirlSummer and #FlopShit are misses nice try tho ?

    • Only Facts September 3, 2019

      You sound dumb, and bitter AF. Karma came back around for Nicki. Always treat people how you want to be treated (maybe she shouldn’t have tried to end Lil Kim)…

      Stupid h**.

  6. The Real Princess Jasmine September 3, 2019

    Why is the Queen of Rap mentioned next to this Bronx Sewer Rat ?, the Queen should never be compared or in the same sentence as the Stripper Hooee Who is always using The Queens name for Clout as 2020 comes in let’s move Forward from the comparison Nicki Minaj is far from a Reality Tv Stripper Hooee Star , she’s a Mogul Boss Rapper Who Never Stripped for Money or sucked a Producers Diicckk for tracks or verses like Fraudie B

    • Ken September 3, 2019

      Being angry about someone’s success who you don’t know and don’t even know you and beating on your keyboards in rage does nothing.

    • Only Facts September 3, 2019

      How is Nicki a mogul????

    • The Real Jasmine of TGJ September 3, 2019

      What song or album did Nicki win a Grammy from???. Maybe she will in the year 2040

  7. Bloom September 3, 2019

    misleading title Nicki is in a few videos that she Is credit as lead artist have crossed over 1 billion

    • Ken September 3, 2019

      Which videos? I want to go see.

    • Dc September 3, 2019

      Nope as a feature u tried it ?????

  8. YAS BIH September 3, 2019

    She’s here to stay ??

  9. Only Facts September 3, 2019

    Congratulations Cardi! So well deserved!

  10. Clocked In September 3, 2019

    Of course this was a catchy song! The song they sampled has been popular for years and years because it’s catchy.

  11. I hate blaccck n whyte all of you. Y’all just not s*** September 4, 2019

    Fake numbers

  12. T September 4, 2019

    The writing was clever!

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