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Cardi B Becomes First Female Rapper With a Solo #1 Single in Nearly Two Decades

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Lauryn Hill's 1998 "Doo Wop (That Thing)" was the last. 

Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" is your new #1 Billboard Hot 100 single, making it the first solo single by a female rapper on the chart in 19 years (yes, Nicki Minaj has not landed one). "Bodak Yellow" pushed Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" out of the way for the number one slot.

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The last female rap solo single to take the coveted honor was Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" in 1998, and before that, there's been no one. Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" hit number one in 2014, but featured Charli XCX, so it doesn't count as a solo single.

"If you want to feel like shitting on bitches [or] shitting on anybody, you're going to want to put that record on," Cardi B told OUT, discussing her hit track. "You're going to feel like you're making money moves."

Take a listen to "Bodak Yellow," below, and revisit our interview with Cardi B, here.

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