Top American rapper Cardi B’s new single Press will be released this Friday (31st May), as a followup to her previous solo single Money. In an announcement on her Instagram page, the skilled rapper from Bronx shared the song’s artwork — showing her handcuffed in a courtroom — along with the caption: "PRESS SINGLE AND OFFICIAL ART WORK DROPS THIS WEEK ON 5/31!!!"
The artwork is inspired by Aileen Wuornos, a serial killer from Michigan, who was convicted for murdering seven men, between 1989-1990, and sentenced to death for this. She claimed to have killed the men in self-defense and her controversial trial was highlighted in a 2003 Hollywood film titled 'Monster'.
We might see this theme within the new track “Press”.
Cardi, who has a large fan following worldwide, first teased about the single in December. She posted a short video clip of herself recording the song in a studio, in which she raps, ”Press, press, press, press, press/ Cardi don’t need more press.”
Her fans have been waiting impatiently for more music and a release date. The “Press” teaser has received more than 100 million views since it was posted.
Cardi’s musical career began in 2015 and since then she has released two solo mixtapes, one studio album, 27 singles and 14 music videos. Her music has a universal appeal and she has won numerous accolades. While fans long for another full album, Cardi has recently been presenting singles only, like "Money," "Please Me" with Bruno Mars and "Wish Wish" in DJ Khaled's project, Son of Asahd.