Life isn’t often the stuff of Disney movies, but you can bet that doesn’t stop Cardi B. Before taking the stage at a Drake and Migos show in L.A. this week, Cardi made time to zhuzh her thigh-length wig. Without a brush on hand, she grabbed the next best thing: A plastic fork. And just like that, dreams of a Cardi-as-Ariel crossover took the internet by storm. If you’ve seen the Little Mermaid, you know the iconic scene (Ariel grabs a fork and combs it through her long, red hair). So this was a dinglehopper moment for the ages, a case of fantasy inspiring reality in the weirdest beauty sitch to hit in a minute. Then again, it’s Cardi B, so expect the unexpected.
Cardi’s no stranger to the long, long wig look, so she must know that tangles are no laughing matter. Rather than risk it, she expertly pulled the fork through her hair. On Instagram, she captioned the shot, “When you don’t have a brush so you use a fork.” Her wig master, Tokyo Styles, regrammed the video and called out the Little Mermaid comparison: “When all fails use the fork aka dinglehopper …… still laid.”
He’s not wrong—the fork left Cardi’s hair looking smooth and sleek.
It might be unconventional, but waist-length hair, and Cardi, don’t live by anyone’s rules. More importantly, the clip demonstrates how much the world needs to see Cardi as Ariel. Rumor has it that Lady Gaga is in the running for Ursula’s role in the live action Little Mermaid reboot, and the only thing that could be better is if Cardi joins the ensemble. Drake could even play Flounder. A girl can dream.
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