When it Comes to the "Rodeo," Cardi B > Garth Brooks

The "Bodak Yellow" rapper holds a new record

March 4, 2019

Cardi B now owns the Houston Rodeo. The “I Like It” rapper went into a setting that’s perhaps best known for country music and took down Garth Brooks. Cardi broke his attendance record by packing in 75,580 fans to NRG Stadium on Friday.

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Cardi posted a video from backstage where she explained how the stars were aligning for her nerve-wracking performance. She pointed out a picture of Selena that was hanging on the wall and said the Queen of Tejano’s outfit was the inspiration for her wardrobe in her new “Please Me” video with Bruno Mars.

Cardi wrote: “I was maaaaa hype to see this picture before I got in my dressing room cause out of all her outfits there’s a picture hanging on the wall of the outfit I got my inspiration from for Please Me music video.It was like a lucky sign to me .”

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I was so sick yesterday ya don’t even know ! I had such a bad migraine I had to get a doctor backstage to give me two shots and ain’t rehearsed cause I been working all week and ain’t really know what I was getting myself into until I got in the venue .Im OD honored for all the love Houston gave me! I remember the first time I came to Houston I came out here to strip and people showed me maaaaaa love and Houston was the first place me and set when on a date ------The love have really grown .I was maaaaa hype to see this picture before I got in my dressing room cause out of all her outfits there’s a picture hanging on the wall of the outfit I got my inspiration from for Please Me music video.It was like a lucky sign to me .

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Cardi was the second performer in recent days to pay tribute to the late Selena at the event where she holds legendary status. Kacey Musgraves covered Selena’s "Como La Flor” during her concert there.