She's brash, she's loud, and America is all in for her special brand of sass, from online feuds to strip club brawls.
"The nerves are so bad". Maybe I need to start smoking weed!' Cardi was so shocked when she took the stage, she turned to husband Offset (yup, they've reunited!) and said, "Babe, I can't breathe...whew, chile".
The touching vignette was a far cry from the larger-than-life image of the reigning queen of rap, who had earlier gyrated through a sexually-charged performance in leopard thigh-highs and peacock-style feathers.
It's unknown who the mystery-sender is, but many on social media found the gaffe pretty hilarious.
The end of the video concludes with Cardi, Offset, Hennessy Carolina and the rest of her team jumping around, yelling and hugging backstage in excitement.
"Oh my goodness", she said, struggling to gather herself. I'm not saying thanks because she's my daughter.
Cardi later dedicated her award to the late rapper Mac Miller, who was nominated with her for Best Rap Album.
She added that not only did she pour her heart and soul into the record but she did it while being pregnant and keeping that a secret from the industry.
As far as not taking home any statues past year, Cardi used it as motivation.