On Friday (March 1), Cardi performed at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Park to a sold out crowd of 75,580 people. Those numbers put the Bronx native at first place for most attended RodeoHouston show ever. Cardi managed to beat out country music star Garth Brooks' record-breaking attendance last year by just three people, Rap-Up reports.
"Hey Houston, tonight we have a new All-Time Paid Rodeo/Concert Attendance Record: 75,580!" the official RodeoHouston account tweeted, confirming the news. Cardi also addressed her latest accomplishment in typical Cardi fashion – on Instagram, of course!
"I just want to say that I'm honored for beating the Houston Rodeo show [record]," Cardi told her 41.3 million followers. "I was so nervous to perform in front of 75,000-plus people, but when I saw this picture," she said, pointing to a photo of the late Latin singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. "Like, out of all the outfits that she wore. For me to see this picture, with this outfit ... this was the inspiration for 'Please Me.'"
Cardi, decked out in a bedazzled pink and blue cowgirl outfit, also shared more behind the scenes details about what it took to pull off her performance, which included an epic set of list of her biggest hits, including "Bodak Yellow," "Finesse," and "I Like It."
"I was so sick yesterday ya don't even know!" she revealed. "I had such a bad migraine I had to get a doctor backstage to give me two shots and ain't rehearsed cause I been working all week and ain't really know what I was getting myself into until I got in the venue."
Cardi continued, "Im OD honored for all the love Houston gave me! I remember the first time I came to Houston I came out here to strip and people showed me maaaaaa love and Houston was the first place me and set when on a date. The love have really grown."
It's safe to say major congrats are in order for Cardi!