Cardi B is all for Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s happiness.
Ahead of the 2024 Super Bowl, where the Kansas City Chiefs would play the San Francisco 49ers, the rapper talked to The Hollywood Reporter on the set of her NYX Professional Makeup commercial scheduled to air during the big game. The spot marks her third Super Bowl commercial, following a Pepsi ad in 2019 and a McDonald’s ad in 2023.
While chatting about the Super Bowl, the topic turned to Swift — who made headlines for her journey from her Tokyo Eras Tour shows to Las Vegas for the game. The pop star arrived to Allegiant Stadium in time to cheer on Kelce and the Chiefs, with her mother and friends including Ice Spice and Blake Lively by her side.
“I think it’s cute,” Cardi said of Swift dating tight end Kelce, and the public support she gives him. “She looks so happy.”
She added, “I feel like she’s really private with her relationships, so I really feel like she likes him a lot because she’s like, ‘I don’t give a f—. I’m going to kiss him. I’m going to touch him. I’m going to kiss him! Yeah, I’m here. Yeah, I’m taking a jet to see my man.’”
Cardi stars in NYX’s new ad, which has the rapper advertising the brand’s “Duck Face” lip product, which she says will deliver “bigger” and “plumper” results. The spot airing during the Super Bowl is shortened and shows a QR code directing viewers to watch an extended, 60-second version.
Although the “Bongos” star admitted she’s not a huge football fan herself, she said she loved that the idea behind the Super Bowl commercial poked fun at men.
Plus, she was looking forward to Usher‘s halftime show performance.
“I’m not going to say [it’s way overdue] because everything is always on great timing. He came right on time and I’m so excited. He has come back stronger than ever and boom,” she said. “My choreographer has worked with Usher before and he said that he is very strict [and] takes his routine seriously, and that’s why I feel like his shows are so amazing.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, Cardi B said: “In the future, I would like to do a Super Bowl.”