Cardi B was determined to embrace her natural hair for the 2018 Met Gala.
The Bodak Yellow hitmaker stepped out alongside designer Jeremy Scott for the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination-themed event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City back in May 2018.
Cardi was in the first trimester of her pregnancy with daughter Kulture at the time, and when it came to her look, the star had very specific ideas – right down to the styling of her hair.
“All I thought about was just royal, queen, mother Mary, because I was pregnant. I really wanted to do that, but a modern version… I love when my real hair is out… It was like a lion. I just feel so beautiful, I feel so natural, I feel like that represents me,” the 27-year-old said in a video for Vogue.com, before hinting that she had a few extensions added in for more volume. “I mean, my hair don’t get that big, you know what I’m saying? I need more inches.”
And Jeremy was thrilled Cardi stuck to her guns when it came to her hairstyle.
“She was dead set that she wanted to have this hair, and this volume. So, she went that direction, and again, I think she was completely right,” he added.
Elsewhere in the clip, the rapper also divulged that she was very picky about finding the exact right shade of red lipstick for the prestigious fashion bash, and eventually settled on a striking ruby hue.
“Us women, we are very specific about red. So, we decided to do a red lip, and I just felt like the red didn’t match. It wasn’t the red that I wanted, so my make-up artist was running back and forth getting different types of reds to match the jewels on the dress and the crown… just the little things set everything off,” she smiled.