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Cardi B voices Amazon’s Alexa in Super Bowl ad, touring with Bruno Mars

Like Justin Vernon and Robin Pecknold, we were severely disappointed when the all three major Grammy Awards went to Bruno Mars. Just about any other nominee would’ve been more deserving, especially Kendrick Lamar, who should’ve taken home Album of the Year (Kendrick has now lost in that category three times). I mean, just compare Kendrick Lamar’s powerful Grammys performance that even Dave Chappelle agreed should have been too radical for national television, to the epitome of mediocrity that was Bruno Mars’ performance. The only thing exciting about Bruno performing “Finesse,” was that Cardi B got to join him on stage to perform her verses.

UPDATE: Bruno Mars has now shared the cities for his upcoming tour with Cardi, including Newark and Brooklyn. Stay tuned for dates and venues.

UPDATE 2: As you may have guessed, those Newark and Brooklyn shows happen at Prudential Center and Barclays Center. They’re at Pru Center on October 1 & 2 and Barclays on October 4 & 5. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, February 16 at noon. All dates are listed below.

Previously:
It now looks like Cardi is set to go on tour with Bruno Mars, which kinda sucks for anyone hoping Cardi will do a headline tour soon. At least New Yorkers can see Cardi without Bruno when she plays the Janet Jackson-headlined day of Panorama, along with SZA, who was also disappointingly shut out from every Grammy she was nominated for. Dates for the Bruno/Cardi tour are TBA, but here’s Mr. Mars himself breaking the news:

Meanwhile, the Super Bowl is this weekend, and in addition to the Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Peter Dinklage, and Morgan Freeman ad, there’s a hilarious commercial starring Cardi B. It’s for the Amazon Echo and the premise is that Alexa loses her voice so a few celebrities have to fill in for her, including Cardi. (Also  The best part is when an older man asks Alexa to play country music, and Cardi starts rapping “Bodak Yellow.” Also look out for Anthony Hopkins, who creeps an Echo user out in a role similar to his Westworld character. (Gordon Ramsey, and Rebel Wilson are also in it.) It’ll air during the game but you can also watch it now:

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Bruno Mars / Cardi B — 2018 Tour Dates
September 7 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 8 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 11 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
September 15 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
September 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 22 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
September 23 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
September 27 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
September 28 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
October 1 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
October 2 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
October 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 7 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
October 11 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
October 14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
October 15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
October 20 – Austin, TX @ Circuit of the Americas
October 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
October 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
October 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
October 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center

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