Cardi B says she only spent $10,000 on the video for ‘Bodak Yellow,’ which now has over 1 billion views on YouTube

Cardi B has revealed the minuscule amount of money she spent on the video for her 2017 breakthrough hit “Bodak Yellow.”

“Fun fact : I spend ten thousand dollars on the Bodak yellow music video,” Cardi tweeted Tuesday.

“Bodak Yellow,” Cardi’s major record label debut single, propelled the New York rapper to superstardom as it topped the charts all over the world and sold over 11 million units.

The music video surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube in 2021, becoming the fastest solo female rap song to reach the milestone on the platform.

On “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi raps about no longer needing to work as a stripper and taunts her haters about being more powerful and rich than they are.

In the chorus, she specifically references being able to buy Louboutins, which feature a signature red sole.

“You can’t fuck with me, if you wanted to / These expensive, these is red bottoms, these is bloody shoes,” she raps. “I don’t dance now / I make money moves.”

The track’s title, while not mentioned in the song, is a clever play on words, referencing the Kodak Black track “No Flockin,” which Cardi credits with inspiring her rhyming style.

Talking to Billboard about the song after its release, Cardi said she wanted the song to be a “flex.”

“I wanted to do a song that is, like, ‘You know what? I’m in a good place in my life right now and I want to stun,'” she said.

“I felt it in my soul — this song is going to be so popping,” she added. “While I was recording it, every bitch I don’t like came into my head.”