Cardi B Was Attacked By Cheetah In 'Bodak Yellow' Music Video Shoot

By Isha Thorpe

February 9, 2018

**WARNING: Explicit language**

In an interview with Genius, director Picture Perfect opened up about working with Cardi B at her "Bodak Yellow" music video shoot. 

Perfect admitted that when he first heard the song -- which has since peaked at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts -- he immediately knew that it was going to be huge. "This is your biggest record," the director recalls telling Cardi. When the rapper told him that she was headed to Dubai for work in this conversation, Perfect suggested that they shoot the video there. "You going to Dubai? That's it. We gotta shoot that video in Dubai. That's big. We gotta do it big on this one," he told her. And that's exactly what they did.

Perfect goes on to explain how much of a trooper Cardi was while shooting the visual, which was difficult at times. However, there was one scary moment that went down during the shoot... with a cheetah. The director explained that it was his idea to have the animal in the visual. But, when the crew got one from someone in Dubai, things got scary pretty quickly.

“We shot this scene we didn’t use, and he attacked Cardi in that scene,” Perfect said. That's when the interview shows some footage of this frightening moment. Luckily, the crew was able to get a second, more calmer cheetah for Cardi to shoot with. This is the cheetah you see her petting in the visual. 

Check out the interview about the "Bodak Yellow" music video with Picture Perfect above. 

**WARNING: Explicit language**

Photo: YouTube/Cardi B

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