Cardi B went on a rant on Instagram about the coronavirus which went viral and Brooklyn DJ iMarkkeyz turned it into a remix that has now hit the Billboard chart.
It all comes after the 27-year-old singer shared a video earlier this month in which the rapper went on an expletive laced chat about the pandemic and the government’s response at the time, per Billboard magazine in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: Cardi B Defends Claim That She Drugged And Robbed Men)
In the remix, iMarkeeyz, known for turning other viral clips into musical remixes, uses the “Bodak Yellow” rapers unique way of pronouncing “Corona-VIRUS!” and the line “shit is getting real” for the refrain, along with a catchy hip-hop beat. (RELATED: Cardi B Rants About Taxes And The IRS In Incredible Video)
The remix about the pandemic scored the DJ his first ever entry on the Billboard chart.
According to the report:
As preliminary reports indicated, the remixed tune “Coronavirus” sold 3,000 copies in the week ending March 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The sales total prompts a No. 9 debut on Billboard’s Rap Digital Song Sales and a No. 13 start on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales charts dated March 28.
During the same time frame, “Coronavirus” picked up 626,000 U.S. on-demand streams.
Both the Brooklyn DJ and superstar singer announced on Twitter their plans to donate proceeds from the remix to help families affected by the outbreak.