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Cardi B saying ‘coronavirus’ was remixed into a song—and now it’s a chart-climbing bop

The song has even been heard playing in clubs.

Mar 17, 2020, 4:57 pm*

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Esther Bell

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Cardi B is just one of the many celebrities who has warned her fans about the serious threat coronavirus (COVID-19) poses. The rapper told her fans in a series of Instagram videos to take the spread of coronavirus and their health seriously, and now her video has been remixed and is climbing charts worldwide.

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DJ iMarkkeyz, a Brooklyn-based DJ, remixed Cardi B’s video, and fans love it. The video has over 164,000 views and 10,000 likes on YouTube.

“Not gonna lie. This mix is straight up fire,” one user commented.

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“If I die from coronavirus, play this at my funeral,” another user said.

Fans shared videos of the song playing at clubs and of themselves dancing to the remix.

Cardi B has responded to fans’ videos by joking about getting her label to put it on Spotify and saying that she may as well “do a damn music video” for it.

“At this point I want royalties,” she quipped.
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The remix is getting attention from other celebrities, and DJ Snake shared his own rendition of Cardi B’s original video on his YouTube channel.

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DJ iMarkkeyz’s remix entered iTunes Top 100 Hip-Hop/Rap Songs Monday and has been steadily climbing the charts. It currently sits at the number two spot.

“Stream I guess,” Cardi B tweeted.
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In Cardi B’s original video, she said the coronavirus was “on tour,” and said she was “scared” because “shit is getting real.”

You can stream the remix on Apple Music and Spotify.

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*First Published: Mar 17, 2020, 4:56 pm