Hot girls rejoice – a Cardi B and Shakira collab is rumoured to drop this summer

The pair are expected to be releasing their joint effort ‘Estoy Lamida’ in the coming months.

Summer is just around the corner, and that means the fight is set to hot up for song of the Summer. However, if the rumours are anything to go by, that contest may already be over, as Cardi B and Shakira are reportedly gearing up to drop a huge collab. 

In June 2022, Grammy Award-winning Cardi B dropped her most recent single, ‘Hot Shit,’ featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk – and fans have been anticipating her follow-up.

An upcoming single with Columbian star Shakira hasn’t been officially announced, but the rumours of the collab started after a track titled ‘Estoy Lamida’ was found on the BMI record label’s website. The song is registered under both Cardi B and Shakira’s names, and the database is where artists and their record labels register upcoming music in preparation for a release. 

However, pop fan account ThePopStuff tweeted this weekend a song called ‘Tu Pérdida’ would be on the way – and was in fact, a collaboration between Shakira and Nicki Minaj. Although, when one fan checked the BMI ID of the song, they found the rumoured Cardi B collaboration instead.

It’s been five years since the release of Cardi B’s debut album Invasion Of Privacy, and she’s been teasing her sophomore follow-up for a number of years. In 2019, she told Variety that she wanted to release the follow-up on April 6th that year, which never materialised.

In 2021, she told XXL how she planned on releasing her sophomore album the following year after “the whole COVID thing discouraged [her from] putting out [her] album” that year. In 2022, she told The Breakfast Club her album is “missing something” and that’s why she hasn’t released it.

It’s unclear whether this potential collab would appear on either Cardi B or Shakira’s albums or whether it would just be released as a loosie – but if it does see the light of day, it’s safe to say it’ll be one of those tracks you’ll be unable to escape this Summer.

WriterChris Saunders
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