Offset & Cardi B Silence Their Critics On New Single "Jealousy"

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Offset and Cardi B do it again with the release of "Jealousy," alongside its "Baby Boy" inspired visual starring Taraji P Henson.

Offset’s new album is officially on the way. The Migos member has been teasing his highly-anticipated follow-up to Father Of 4 in the last year. However, with the exception of singles like “54321” and “CODE” ft. Moneybagg Yo, he hasn’t necessarily shared any promising timeline of when we could expect the project. Fortunately, he seems to be revving up to unleash new music in the near future, kicking the campaign off with his newly released single, “Jealousy” featuring his wife, the one and only, Cardi B.

With production from Boi-1da, Oz, and Jahaan Sweet, Offset and Cardi B bring their natural chemistry to the fold in their latest collaboration. While the James Brown-referencing teaser that dropped earlier this week suggested that their relationship drama would spill out into the song, that’s not exactly the case. Instead, the two take aim at their haters, whether online or in real life, for an energetic banger that sets the tone for Offset’s forthcoming album.  

Cardi B & Offset With Another One 

The heavy Memphis influence seeps through the production while Offset slides through in the first verse, contrasting brooding threats and luxurious reflections of his status. But, in the context of the drama related to Quavo and Offset’s relationship with QC, his opening bars feel like a direct reference to the behind-the-scenes issues. “Hatin’ ass n***a ‘cause I got it out the mud/ Hatin’ in the family, be your own blood,” he raps.

In the midst of Cardi B’s frequent internet drama, her verse is evidently directed at every single one of her critics. Her charm and humor sprinkled across, Cardi not only flexes on her haters with material items but she takes aim at her detractors within the rap game, too, rapping, “Bitches don’t wanna go Birkin for Birkin/ Bitches don’t got enough hits for a Verzuz.” Overall, Cardi B and Offset continue their impeccable collaborative streak while the former adds another muscle emoji-worthy verse to her 2023 resume. 

Star-Studded Music Video

Offset and Cardi B certainly flexed their pull in the entertainment industry with the music video. The “Jealousy” video tapped Taraji P Henson to star in it, along with cameos from Offset’s children. Ahead of its release, Offset and Jamie Lee Curtis recreated the infamous James Brown CNN interview in 1988. Check it out above and sound off with your thoughts in the comments.

Quotable Lyrics
Jealousy, that shit gon' eat your heart out
This a AR, sawed off, we'll slay your squad out
This the beast you brought out, this a feast, we ball out
I'll eat your heart out, I'll pull your card out

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.