On the booming, bass-heavy romp, Cardi celebrates the independence and security her success has provided. “Either way you slice it, bottom line, I’m the top bitch/New Chanel, I rock it, twist and it ain’t even out yet,” she raps. “All this jewelry at the grocery store, I’m obnoxious/Bought a home and closin’ on another, I know I’m blessed.” The futuristic video accompanying the track features Cardi, Lil Durk and a masked figure (that may or may not be Kanye West) performing in a CGI landscape.
Cardi teased she had a new song “coming soon” during the BET Awards with an ad that she also shared on social media. Earlier this week, she also shared the single artwork, which revealed Lil Durk and Kanye West would appear on the track. Her final teaser included her enjoying a lavish champagne brunch on a terrace in New York.
“Hot Shit” follows 2021’s Number One-charting “Up.” Cardi’s 2020 smash “Wap” with Megan Thee Stallion preceded “Up” and recently made Rolling Stone’s “Best Summer Songs of All Time” list. Her 2018 debut LP Invasion of Privacy appears on Rolling Stone’s “200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time” at Number 14. Details regarding her highly anticipated sophomore follow-up have not yet been announced.
This story was updated on July 13 at 12:40 a.m. EST to include the “Hot Shit” music vide.