Cardi B's "Be Careful" doesn't seem like a Cardi B song. Instead, the third single from the Bronx rapper's highly-anticipated debut album, Invasion of Privacy, sounds like a diary entry from Belcalis Almanzar. On the surface, the "Ex-Factor"-interpolating song is a simple story about cheating. Cardi's pop culture-laden bars hammer this home: "I wanna get married like the Currys, Steph and Ayesha shit / But we more like Belly, Tommy and Keisha shit / Gave you TLC, you wanna creep and shit / Poured out my whole heart to a piece of shit."
However, "Be Careful" is also about the dichotomy of love and the fleeting feeling of pride that gives way to worthlessness after being betrayed by a lover. During the chorus, Cardi warns the mysterious man, "Yeah, it's not a threat, it's a warnin' / Be careful with me." But the declaration is undercut during the second verse when she admits his infidelity has her "lookin' in the mirror different / Thinkin' I'm flawed because you inconsistent."
"It’s like everybody is coming down my neck like, 'Why are you not leaving him? You have low self-esteem,'" Cardi said. "I don’t have low self-esteem … I know I look good. I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want — any basketball player, football player. But I want to work out my shit with my man, and I don’t got to explain why."
Now that Cardi B addressed her thoughts on the unknown cheater on wax, people might "Be Careful" with sharing their opinions on the star's love life.