Okay, Cardi, I see you rocking a new look for your performance! ICYMI, our girl already slayed the pre-show red carpet in vintage couture Thierry Mugler, but Cardi B's 2019 Grammys performance outfit is totally different, and TBH, equally fire. She stays slaying, and she's not sorry about it! And while I honestly love pretty much all of Cardi's over-the-top concert and performance looks, I have to say this one really stands out. Maybe its the black mesh studded body suit, or perhaps it was, ya know... those ginormous peacock feathers that she revealed at the end of her performance, but for whatever reason, I'm utterly obsessed.
When it came time for her performance of "Money" at the 2019 Grammy Awards, I pretty much knew she wouldn't be wearing her red carpet look, because, after all, she did warn us that she loves to flex. Cardi loves to have a moment, and she wouldn't be caught dead in the same look twice! I love her and her extra personality, not to mention her extra AF performance attire. She hit the stage and most certainly came through drippin' (drip, drip) in a bedazzled black cheetah print body suit that was, of course, almost completely see-through. It is Cardi, we're talking about.
In addition to switching up her outfit for her Grammys' performance, her beauty beat was also much different than her red carpet look. Cardi traded in the regal ballerina bun that she rocked earlier in the night, for a slick pixie with finger waves.
But that's not all, nope! Cardi ended her performance by flexing open a very, very large peacock feather-inspired wingspan, that also had cheetah print throughout.
My reaction when Cardi stepped out in this look:
This outfit is a far cry from her performance look last year, if you recall. When she and Bruno Mars performed "Finesse" at the 2019 Grammys, she donned a color-blocked bralette, shorts, and floor-length coat by Moschino, with some major gold chains around her neck.
And a denim bucket hat, obvi:
I really loved this look — especially the comfort aspect of the Doc Marten combat boots and the cozy, thick white socks — but this year's attire just confirms that Cardi is stepping up her game in 2019, and I couldn't be more excited about it.
Of course, her red carpet looks are gorg, too, as proven by tonight's Ursula-esque vintage couture black, pink, and beige Thierry Mugler gown.
But Cardi's true colors show through when she can rock bold, bright performance costumes, like this green and blue look from the 2019 AVN Awards:
Like I said, she's really here to serve in 2019! And this Grammys look was the perfect way to kick off the year. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what Cardi will wear next, and based off the success of these past two Grammy Awards performances, I feel pretty good about our chances of seeing a third consecutive performance in 2020. The people have spoken, and they undoubtedly want more Cardi.