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I met cardi B at 3 am after my show in LA backstage where we recorded her verse for Finesse. She walked in the room and she was everything I’d hope she’d be. Never change cardi! Don’t let this crazy music business change who you are. You posses something that can’t be taught. You’re a true star. Thank you for putting your energy and love all over this record and video. I hope you feel better soon because we got some celebrating to do. Everyone show ya love for the one and only CARDI B!” – Bruno Mars


Yesterday, Bruno Mars surprised everyone by releasing an early-90’s soaked visuals for his new single ‘Finesse’ this time remixed to include Cardi B with new fun rap verses. The music video immediately soared up to the Trending Charts and is now sitting as of the writing of this article at 9 million views.

The video for Finesse pays homage to the 90’s sketch comedy TV series In Living Color which helped the song and video to trend faster than Cardi B’s rap flow.

The newly released remix of Finesse is a big deal for Cardi B who has just started in the music industry. It’s a genius bit of strategy for her as she tries to conquer more territory into the mainstream. Finesse demonstrates why Cardi B’s profile has expanded so quickly over the past few months -- her opening verse is funny, triumphant and inviting, in a shade over 30 seconds -- while the In Living Color-inspired video allows her to endearingly mug for the camera in a retro getup.