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In the six years since her career went from viral Vine star to Diamond-selling emcee, rap phenomenon Cardi B has proven that she can do just about anything if she decides to.

Her latest venture will see the Invasion Of Privacy rapstress take on a coveted role in media as the Creative Director in Residence of popular adult entertainment magazine, Playboy.

 

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The publication, which began its illustrious-yet-explicit history in print back in 1953, has gone through many changes over the past few decades. Longtime head honcho Hugh Hefner passed away in 2017, nudity disappeared from the pages for an extended period of time and the global pandemic of 2020 forced the magazine to fold and go into a digital-only platform. It appears that Cardi’s inclusion may see some much-needed revitalization for the brand though, and she even has a few plans of her own to bring that old feeling back.

Although she asked her 20.2 million Twitter followers for suggestions on which artists could make good centerfolds and cover stars, she did make sure that it wouldn’t be borrowing from hip-hop publications like XXL Magazine. After one fan suggested she do a Freshman List-inspired cover and spread, the GRAMMY-winning emcee wrote back, “That’s cool but that’s not the direction I’m going for .Sometimes we will be putting models on the covers.I want the OLD PLAYBOY! I want sexy ,fantasy a world of beauty and imagination.”

 

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It seems like the masses agree with Playboy on its decision to make Cardi B the Creative Director In Residence. Take a look below at some of the Twitter reactions that stood out to us the most — all family-friendly of course, for now:

 

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1. Cardi B is Playboy’s first Creative Director in Residence and one of the founders of Centerfold, Playboy’s new platform for content creators. This is the perfect partnership for her.

via @moni_lisa

2. Yess I am soo proud and happy for you

via @Faithmr32

3. Cardi B x Playboy just makes so much sense

via @made4this_

4. Playboy, Baleniciaga, Reebok, Whipshots, Tom Ford, Pepsi, Fashion Nova, Actor, Executive producer, Creative Director, Fashion Icon, Host, interviewer, Investor. Cardi B just can’t be stopped!!

via @ratedrword

5. I cannot tell you how absolutely obsessed I am. As a bardi gang member and a playboy historian this is the most exciting thing that’s happened to me this year. She’s going to do amazing. We stan Cardi B.

via @LarTeeg

6. Really really excited to see what @iamcardib does in this Playboy role. A former stripper with how creative & outspoken she is… couldn’t be a more perfect link up.

via @LaBeautyologist

7. Cardi B should put Lil Kim on the first cover of playboy since “Lil Kim” is the one who started the sexy sh!t for the female rappers

via @BossLad95668130

8. Wow Cardi B is the new & first ever Creative Director for Playboy.. that’s definitely a win-win.

via @sayhernameb

9. I’m sexy and available for this

via @breerunway

10. Hi @iamcardib congratulations on becoming the new Creative Director for @Playboy . I’m a sex & relationships expert from the UK so if you ever have any opportunities, I’m available to create content

via @Oloni

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