Cardi B brought the party to the AMAs.
As the most nominated artist of the night, the Bronx rapper delivered an electrifying performance of her No. 1 smash “I Like It” with help from J Balvin and Bad Bunny.
The new mom celebrated her Latin roots, taking viewers to the Bardi Gang Social Club, filled with colorful fashion and a lively band. Cardi rotated on a spinning device while stunting and shining in a flowy floral dress before Bad Bunny rolled out in a shopping cart. J Balvin emerged as Cardi busted out some salsa moves with her dance partner. They came together for the explosive finale, and earned a standing ovation from the crowd including G-Eazy, DJ Mustard, and actor Taran Killam, whose jaw was on the floor.
Earlier in the evening, Cardi won her first award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. She thanked her team, husband Offset, and daughter Kulture in her speech. “I really wanna thank my daughter. And not just because she’s my daughter,” she said. “They said I wasn’t gonna make it after I had a baby.”
— American Music Awards (@AMAs) October 10, 2018