It’s been a hell of a week to be Cardi B, respectfully! In the best of ways! In addition to being a Grammy-winning rapper, breaking a new RIAA-record, an actress, a mom, and a certified wedding officiant; the “Bodak Yellow” artist continues to keep her bloody shoes on the industry’s neck. Now, according to the latest announcement from Playboy, the “Up” artist will be adding another title to her repertoire: Creative Director-in-Residence for Playboy. It may sound like the BX femcee has a lot on her plate, but we know the Cardi Tries star is always up for anything! Even if it means officially being the first ever creative director in residence for PlayBoy!
The brand took to their Instagram Thursday morning on December 2nd to share their excitement, captioning the posts:
“Today is a Playboy milestone: we want to welcome our first ever Creative Director in Residence, the icon, @iamcardib to the family…”
Following their announcement, Cardi B took to her socials to share the exciting news as well. In response, Cardi writes:
“Introducing the FIRST EVER Creative Director In Residence at the legendary @playboy, it’s ME!!! Joining the @playboy family is a dream and I know y’all are going to love what we put together 😏 I’m startin this party right . . . We’re going to have soooooo much fun.”– CARDI B
Playboy: A Dream Come True
Also, the news doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as Cardi B was seen rocking a 400K custom bunny-ears necklace to Hot 97’s Summer Jam for her surprise performance. Additionally, as part of her new role, Cardi will also take on responsibilities as a founding member of Centerfold, a new creator-led platform. Next, the Playboy spokesperson goes on to explain her new role:
“… provide artistic direction across co-branded fashion and sexual wellness merchandise collections, digital editorial, experiential activations.” She’ll also serve as “founding Creative Director and a founding member of Playboy’s upcoming creator-led platform, Centerfold.”– plAYBOY
According to Forbes, similar to OnlyFans, Centerfold will “allow content creators to interact directly with fans.” Recently, Playboy revealed in an interview with Medium that the new site will amplify the brand’s messages of:
“… the most revolutionary voices of our day through digital covers, feature stories, interviews and, of course, striking and sensual pictorials. We will also arm our creators with access to content production, merchandise capabilities, blockchain integration and more.”– PLAYBOY
Cardi B Shares Her Excitement
Expressing her excitement about the new role, Cardi B said in a statement:
“It is a dream come true to officially join the Playboy family. I can’t believe this is real,” said Cardi B. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt connected to Playboy. It’s truly the original platform for uncensored creativity and I’m inspired by its incredible legacy of fighting for personal freedoms. I have so many ideas already – I can’t wait! I’m also excited to launch our new creator-led platform, Centerfold. Creators today deserve to express themselves freely and unfiltered. They deserve to feel safe in their creativity and sexuality. And they deserve to own their future. This is what CENTERFOLD is all about. For all those creators out there doing bold, revolutionary, truly culture-shifting things, come join me.”– Cardi B
Lastly, stay tuned here at KAZI Magazine for more updates as the platform is expected to launch this month!