Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1

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Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1
Cardi B sitting in a car and drinking alcohol. On the top, there is a Cardi B logo and written "GANGSTA BITCH MUSIC VOL. 1", on the bottom-left a KSR label logo, and on the bottom-right a Parental Advisory logo.
Mixtape by
ReleasedMarch 7, 2016 (2016-03-07)
GenreHip hop
Cardi B chronology
Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1
Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2

Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 is the debut mixtape by American rapper Cardi B. It was released on March 7, 2016, by KSR.[1] Cardi B has been sued by a model for allegedly using his image on the mixtape's cover artwork without his permission.[2] On October 21, 2022, a jury found in favor of Cardi B.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1[4]
1."Intro (Skit)" (featuring The Breakfast Club)0:56
2."Trust Issues"2:24
3."On Fleek"2:46
5."Her Perspective (Skit)"1:30
6."Selfish" (featuring Josh X)3:12
7."I Gotta Hurt You"4:11
9."Trick (Skit)" (featuring Haitian V)2:07
11."Lit Thot"3:01
12."Sauce Boyz"2:53
13."Outro (Skit)" (featuring Lisa Evers)0:36

Cover art[edit]

The album's cover, designed by graphic artist Timm Gooden, depicts Cardi B receiving cunnilingus from a tattooed man while drinking from a bottle of Corona Extra beer. The image is actually a photomontage in which a tattoo belonging to Kevin Brophy Jr. was digitally composited onto the body of the uncredited male model who posed for the photo; Brophy later claimed that that tattoo image was used without his permission and that his likeness was appropriated in "a misleading, offensive, humiliating and provocatively sexual way".[5] Brophy has filed suit in California over the unauthorized use of his image, and in December 2020 the court rejected Cardi B's motion for summary judgment on the basis of fair use, sending the case to a jury. On October 21, 2022, Jury declared its verdict siding with Cardi B, and clearing her from the copyright infringement allegations. [6]


Chart (2017) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[7] 30
US Top Rap Albums[8] 20
US Independent Albums[9] 27


  1. ^ "Cardi B's 'Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1' Is the First Good Record to Come Out of 'Love and Hip-Hop'". March 9, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cardi B Is Being Sued by a Model for 'Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1' Cover: Report". Billboard. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Cardi B wins California jury trial in art copyright infringement case". CBS News. October 21, 2022. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  4. ^ "Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 by Cardi B on Apple Music". March 7, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Cardi B Headed to Trial for Putting Man's Tattoo on Album Cover". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "Cardi B absolved in racy mixtape artwork lawsuit". Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  7. ^ "Cardi B – Chart history: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Cardi B – Chart history: Top Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "Cardi B - Chart history: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2018.