Rapper Cardi B, who won three awards at Sunday’s American Music Awards, seemed to be eager to squeeze into a variety of jaw-dropping ensembles.
In accepting the award for favorite rap/hip-hop artist, Cardi B looked poised to accept the trophy in nothing but a pair of skimpy heels, thanks to the dress she wore to accept the award for her song “Bodak Yellow.” But, alas, a wardrobe malfunction ensued: The “Bodak Yellow” dress fell to the floor as Cardi B reached for the mic to accept the award.
Before the disaster, the left part of Cardi B’s body was showing through her racy white dress from the American Music Awards red carpet, which featured a thigh-high slit.
In her acceptance speech for the award for favorite rap/hip-hop album for “Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B seemed to be in high spirits as she said, “Last year at this time, I was living with my mom … Now, I have a nice mansion and the world is my oyster.”
In other awards, Drake, who won five awards, appeared to be in a strong mood as he walked up to the stage to accept the award for favorite rap/hip-hop artist. His many awards — seven if we include the no-show in his category for best rap/hip-hop album — represented some of his most acclaimed work yet.
He displayed his playful side in his debut awards performance, too. Dressed in a bright blue T-shirt with a camouflage pattern and the words “Oakland Love,” Drake performed “Nice for What” — and had a really cool time.
And Jussie Smollett — who wore an elaborate dress during the awards show — had a surprisingly dirty moment onstage, after accepting the award for favorite R&B song for “Better than I Know Myself.” After a wave of applause, the “Empire” actor went up to collect his award, and when he noticed he’d hit double digits, he said, “Actually, I took down my hair because I forgot to do it.” It only took a moment to follow the glitch with an acceptance speech.
Cardi B has been living a life of extremes during her rise to superstardom. Less than a year ago, when she won a dance music award, Cardi was wearing very short shorts. And, before that, she won the internet over with a zany, decidedly wild performance of “Bodak Yellow” at the American Music Awards.