In a groundbreaking move, rap sensation Cardi B has reached out to renowned RuPaul’s Drag Race icons Violet Chachki and Gottmik to take on the directorial role for her upcoming music video. While pop divas have often featured Drag Race cameos in their visuals, it is less common for drag performers to sit in the director’s chair. Cardi B aims to change that narrative.
During a private event in California, where Cardi B unveiled a new flavor in her vodka-infused whipped cream brand, the 30-year-old rapper expressed her interest in having the drag stars join her music video project. With enthusiasm, she asked Violet Chachki and Gottmik, “Can you guys direct my music video?”
Without hesitation, Violet Chachki and Gottmik seized the opportunity, eagerly accepting Cardi B’s proposition. Violet exclaimed, “B***h! I would pay you to direct it… we will direct you the house [down]. That would be my dream job!” Gottmik echoed the sentiment, affirming, “Are you kidding me? The way we’re going to cinch this waist even smaller!”
Cardi B playfully acknowledged her familiarity with the tricks of the drag trade, from tucking tape to corsets, and her offer was far from a jest. She expressed her genuine admiration for the drag duo, professing her love for their creativity and greatness. “You guys are so creative, so amazing. You’re legendary, and I really want you to direct my music video,” she sincerely expressed.
Violet Chachki and Gottmik have solidified their positions as two of RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise’s most innovative queens, known for their jaw-dropping looks. Violet’s season eight finale dress and Gottmik’s pinhead-inspired gown from season 13 still resonate as iconic moments in Drag Race history. The dynamic duo has collaborated extensively over the past few years, gracing YouTube series and magazine covers, even strutting the Grammy red carpet alongside Kim Petras and Sam Smith.
When the creative chemistry of Violet Chachki and Gottmik intertwines with Cardi B’s unapologetic and audacious persona, a queer fever dream is poised to unfold, promising an unparalleled visual spectacle.