The Bronx native broke country singer Garth Brooks‘ longstanding attendance record on (March 1) during her performance at the Rodeo Houston. Cardi performed that Friday for Black Heritage Night in front of a record breaking 75,580 people The Houston Chronicles reports. The rap superstar beat Brooks’ second 2018 performance by three people.
She performed songs off her debut album Invasion of Privacy, from “Money” to “Drip” and even “Ring,” while decked out in a Barbie inspired cowgirl suit, dripping with fringe and sparkles.
Cardi even shared some onstage banter with the roaring crowd. “The purpose of the rodeo is to collect money, to give scholarships out,” she told the crowd. “Any job you pick, whether it’s a doctor … or a f***ing stripper, you gonna need some education.”
“Because of you guys, I get a chance to give my daughter the life that I always wanted to live,” she said.
She was overjoyed with the outcome and took to Instagram saying she battled illness that day but with the the help of the fans and Houston’s southern hospitality she pushed through.
“I was so sick yesterday ya don’t even know!” she captioned a video of her celebrating her set. “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.”
Check out the record breaking performance below.
Written by: JustDiya