Cardi B teamed up with the dating app Tinder for a “Swipe-Off” competition between colleges across the country; the university with the most “right swipes” would win a free live performance from the rapper. Today, the University of Massachusetts Amherst won the contest.
The Swipe-Off competition began on March 30 between 64 schools. After four rounds, two schools were left standing in the championship round. Northeastern University in Boston faced UMass Amherst and this morning, UMass Amherst was crowned the Swipe-Off winner. Cardi B is set to perform at the school next Wednesday, April 25.
We have a #SwipeOff winner! Congrats U Mass Amherst! Swipe in-app for exclusive access to the free @IamCardiB concert. First come, first served and subject to official rules. Valid U Mass Amherst student ID required. Ends 4/18/18. Link in bio for official rules. pic.twitter.com/2cpRF1mD5c
— Tinder (@Tinder) April 18, 2018
Starting tomorrow, students must swipe in-app for exclusive access to the concert. When a picture of Cardi B pops up on the screen, students must swipe right. According to the Tinder Twitter page, tickets are first come, first served and subject to the official rules. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 19 at 10 a.m. and a valid student ID and active Tinder account is required for purchase.
The Bronx-native rapper Belcalis Almanzar, known by her stage name Cardi B, first garnered attention online through social media as she discussed her career as a stripper and spoke her mind about anything she wanted, making her Instagram famous. She was featured on the VH1 TV series “Love & Hip Hop: New York” between 2015 and 2017, but she really started to make some serious noise in the music scene after signing a major label record deal with Atlantic Records. Her first single, “Bodak Yellow,” hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart – making her only the second female rapper to steal the top spot with a solo track.
Her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, was released last week and entered as the number one record on the Billboard 200. Invasion of Privacy features “Bodak Yellow” as well as other notable singles “I Like It,” and “I Do,” featuring SZA.
Earlier this month, Cardi B announced during a performance on “Saturday Night Live” that she was pregnant and will be having a baby with her fiancé and Migos member Offset. However, she still plans on touring with Bruno Mars through October, and last weekend, she even did a full dance performance at Coachella. So far, only her performance at Wireless Festival in July is cancelled. Variety said that it’s “safe to assume” her July dates, and even potentially some shows in May, will be cancelled when her due date rolls around.
The Washington Post praised the singer for not only continuing her career while pregnant, but for proving to the world that pregnancy doesn’t define a person. In an article, Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez described her as someone who “defied the odds.”
“Cardi B is a black woman who defied the odds — she was born into poverty in the Bronx and has made her way to the top of the Billboard charts — to achieve success, and that is worth celebrating. If she wants to twerk on stage to express her joy, that is her right — pregnant or not.”
Cardi B will perform at UMass on April 25 at the Mullins Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Check out the full list of her upcoming tour dates below and visit Ticket Club to find tickets to a show.
Cardi B Tour Dates 2018
April 15 — Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 22 — Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 28 — Washington, DC @ Broccoli City Festival
May 4 — Dallas, TX @ JMBLYA Festival
May 5 — Austin, TX @ JMBLYA Festival
May 6 — Houston, TX @ JMBLYA Festival
May 12 — Miami, FL @ Rolling Loud Music Festival
May 31 — Montreal, QC @ Olympia de Montreal
July 4 — Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
July 14 — Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Woo Hah! Festival
July 28 — New York, NY @ Panorama Festival
Cardi B Tour Dates With Bruno Mars
September 7 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 8 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 11 — St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
September 15 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
September 19 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 20 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 22 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
September 23 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
September 27 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
September 28 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
October 1 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
October 2 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
October 4 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 5 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 7 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
October 11 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
October 14 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
October 15 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
October 20 — Austin, TX @ Circuit of the Americas
October 23 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
October 24 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
October 26 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
October 27 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center