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  /  11.15.2021


According to Halle Berry, Cardi B is the queen of hip hop. Recently, while at the premiere of her new movie Bruised, she shared her thoughts on the Bronx native, who she tapped as the executive producer of the film’s soundtrack.

“I would like to say thank you today to Cardi B,” said Berry. “She was my partner in crime. I reached out to her. Of course, she’s the queen of hip hop. I reached out to Cardi, and we paired and we created, I think a soundtrack and an album that is not only historic, but I think is a beautiful backdrop for this story.”

As news outlets and social media users attempted to reignite recurring debates about who the real queen of hip hop is, Cardi intervened to turn the attention to the real point of Berry’s speech: her upcoming film.

“I know how some of you girls like to tussle over this typa childish shit… but ntm on Halle Berry,” the “Up” star penned in a tweet. “Anyway her movie #BRUISED dropping THAT SHE DIRECTED HERSELF on Netflix on November 24th. The FIRST female rap movie soundtrack!! We produced together out this FRIDAY!”

According to Cardi’s Twitter account, the Bruised album will feature appearances from H.E.R., Rapsody, Flo Milli, Ambré, Erica Banks, Big Bottle Wyanna, Latto and Saweetie. The project, which will reportedly be the first-ever all-women hip-hop soundtrack, drops on Nov. 19.

Berry’s controversial opinion about the queen of hip hop comes as she prepares for the release of Bruised, which premieres on Netflix later this month. Ahead of the film, she and Cardi chopped it up about sex, past relationships, stripping and more on the first episode of the actress’ IGTV series, “5 Rounds.”

See Cardi’s tweet and a clip from Halle Berry’s speech below. The stars’ conversation on “5 Rounds” can also be found below.

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