In the music video for her booty-bouncing new song “Up,” Cardi B pays sexy homage to the style icons who came before her, from Marilyn Monroe to Madonna.
Early in the clip, which dropped Thursday night, the 28-year-old “WAP” rapper poses on the hood of a luxury car, clad in a plunging white halter gown reminiscent of Monroe’s unforgettable subway-grate scene in “The Seven Year Itch.”
Cardi B in the “Up” music video and Marilyn Monroe filming “The Seven Year Itch.”YouTube; WireImage
Later on, she shows off some killer choreography in a custom blue velour cone bra and matching lace-up hot pants by Rey Ortiz: a nod to the bust-accentuating Jean Paul Gaultier corset made famous by the “Queen of Pop” during her 1990 Blond Ambition tour.
“Inspired by the master himself @jpgaultierofficial,” Ortiz confirmed on Instagram.