Bronx legends Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B have finally revealed their highly anticipated collaboration “Dinero,” produced by DJ Khaled. Back in January, Cardi gushed about the link-up on Instagram, writing, “This is a Bronx girl dream. I just can’t believe it…The mother @jlo.”
The trapchata collab finds J.Lo and Cardi trading verses in Spanglish. J.Lo spits, “Soy la princesa, San Juan, Puerto Rico,” and Cardi chimes in with a few references to her Dominican roots – “merengue to the money/Bachata to the back/I spice it up/I’m like sofrito” – before closing out her verse with a shoutout to the BX: “Two bad bitches that came from the Bronx/Cardi from the pole and Jenny from the block.”
The collab follows in the vein of Cardi’s recent boogaloo-sampling “I Like It,” which recalls the mid-2000s heyday of Latin music samples in hip-hop. “I Like It” faced some online criticism for its stereotypical lyrics about Latinidad and its embrace of Latin kitsch; only time will tell if “Dinero” raises the same concerns from fans.
“Dinero” is set to appear on J.Lo’s upcoming Spanish-language album Por Primera Vez, and she’s expected to perform the track at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. A video for “Dinero” is coming soon.