Christian Louboutin Cardi B

French designer Christian Louboutin says he’s down to meet Bronx rapper Cardi B, who referenced his coveted red bottom pumps in her #1 rap song, “Bodak Yellow”.

Louboutin, 54, said he would be totally up for meeting the one-hit-wonder who journeyed from the strip club to Instagram to reality television and eventual success in the music industry.

In the opening line of “Bodak Yellow”, Cardi raps about her affinity for Louboutins:

    These expensive, these is red bottoms,
    These is bloody shoes
    Hit the store, I can get ’em both,
    I don’t wanna choose

Christian was asked what he thought about Cardi’s red bottoms reference during a recent interview with the New York Times.

Asked if he knew Cardi B personally, Christian replied: “She has the hair like that? (describing her hair weave). She’s a rapper? This Yellow song?”

Christian said a friend played the song for him recently and he has also seen the music video. “I don’t know much more than that, to be honest,” he said.

“My job is creating beautiful shoes. The rest has become what it become.”

Christian said he would definitely be interested in meeting Cardi if she ever wanted to, replying “why not?”

He said Cardi’s reference to his shoes was symbolic of his roots: “in a way, it comes back to some of my origins”.

“The first shoes I ever designed were for showgirls, people on stage. Showgirls have a kind of attitude – they’re driving forces,” he smiled.

Cardi first received a pair of Louboutins on her 19th birthday, when an admirer at the strip club she worked in gave her some as a gift.

She has 90 pairs in her closet, and she tops off her growing collection every 2 weeks.

Some hip-hop fans note that “Bodak Yellow”‘s reference to red bottoms is a nod to the Bloods street gang.

But in an interview with Billboard.com, Cardi’s stylist Kollin Carter recently revealed the shoes are a symbol of status in Cardi’s Bronx neighborhood.

“Before ‘Bodak’ blew up, she wore red bottoms because that’s what it means to make it in the Bronx. It’s a status symbol that the masses can relate to; everyday girls work hard and save up their money to have that shoe. Cardi did the same.”

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  • HelloToni

    That’s nice! Maybe he will gift her a few pairs and a bag!

  • InsecureNEVA

    Asked if he knew Cardi B personally, Christian replied: “She has the hair like that? (describing her hair weave). She’s a rapper? This Yellow song?”
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    LOL…..This Yellow Song?……too funny.

  • bemetoo

    yep she made it

  • Wreckognize Game

    Good answer Kolin

  • Youngblood

    The shade in the post. one hit wonder,the stripper,just a Instagram chic,to reality tv chic.well damm

  • Wreckognize Game

    She has a Steve Madden shoe line coming soon

  • bemetoo

    shade shade shade with tea

  • Desiree Edwards

    demonic lyrics as usual

  • Clorox

    i really don’t think all of that was necessary but look where i am.

  • Liah

    Why wouddnt he??….Its a way for him to get hoppers (chicks that will spend therebill money on shit they cant afford) to buy shoes that they really cant afford because shes wearing them#Smartbusinessmove#Dummies

  • Bashi22

    She’s maximizing her new found status.

  • darealwifey

    I never knew Christian Louboutin was black. He might not agree with me, but looking at that man, he is definitely one of us SOMEWHERE in his recent lineage.

  • sunni_daze

    And he getting they money.

  • sunni_daze

    He didn’t diss her which was nice, some designers are rather bitchy

  • Bossy704

    He is Egyptian.

  • Blue

    Lol

  • datATLboi

    meet with her toooooo…….Serve her I bet lol

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I heard about these shoes, just last year, and they run about a thousand, and up. Not my style, nice too look at.

  • Jygalo

    Sooo embarrassing that hip hop really thinks they influence the purchase of luxury goods. Like they’re just discovering these brands smdh.

    I wish they would actually Go to Neiman’s. They have TONS of high end brands. Stop giving hood publicity to these folks who don’t want your fans in their salons getting all excited about nothing smdh

    Get some Roger Vivier heels ? and go sat down somewhere lol

  • Jygalo

    More in line price wise with her base.

  • AQUEEN

    I hope she can build her brand and become very successful

  • SirVeil

    Bank bank bank. Paying all momma’s bills. #shmoneyteam

  • MsPam

    Please Cardi B is going to need those shoes for her rent next year when people will have forgotten about her and her one hit song.

  • Quitedeliteful

    He might not know who she is but he knows the ‘Yellow Song’… I can’t be mad at Cardi B!! According to Forbes she’s worth about 5 million, she’s taking care of her family and she’s made it to the top of her game. Not to shabby for a former stripper from the Bronx

  • Quitedeliteful

    I’d never heard of Roger Vivier so I had to look him up. The man makes some beautiful shoes…

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    Them shits is hurt. Stop it

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    But I ain’t saving up my money for no red bottoms…I’m saving for vacations…my money going to experiences not expenses….

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay
  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Christian Louboutin (French: [k?is.tj?? lu.bu.t??]; born 7 January 1964) is a French fashion designer whose high-end stiletto footwear incorporates shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature. He incidentally discovered, following a revelation by one of his sisters in 2014 that his biological father was in fact an Egyptian, with whom his mother Irene had been having a secret affair.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Yup.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    True dat!!!! Give me a beach and a coco-loco any day!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Now these are some shoes!!!!

  • APeachLikeMe

    Like 4reals? Why tho? Red Lobster was not trying to meet Booty Bouncer…

  • JustB

    Red bottoms are not a necessity and shouldn’t be a goal for nobody of color with that price tag…have bigger plans for your hard earned money…Im sure not every chick in the Bronx admired her red bottoms… honestly they are too chunky in the front for my taste

  • Queen B

    Thats very humble of him lol I have like 4 pairs….i buy 1 pair a yr on my birthday ? ?? Its a tradition ive started for myself 4 years ago since i work damn work all year long!!

  • Dahl

    Those are Biancas, which have a platform sole, and are chunky. My favorite, the So Kate, are narrower with no platform, and you may find them more appealing to look at…

  • therealkym

    Yasssss girl! That’s right. Be good to yourself!

  • Kimberly King

    Red bottoms is a symbol of making it ? lmao I prefer Gucci, Valentino and Miu Miu’s designer shoes.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    I prefer a paid off house

  • http://www.beautyisland.weebly.com Indigo

    You gotta have em.. you glad you got em..

  • Kirenee

    I prefer a nice piece of property or some land….but I’m dang near 50 ?????

  • Kimberly King

    Errrr you’re really going to deep with this. lol I was just commenting on the type of shoes I like over CL’s. I don’t think any type pf material or possession is a symbol of making it.

  • Kimberly King

    As I told the other person, I was simply referring to what type of designers shoes I prefer. If we were talking about makeup and someone said “only MAC makes the best products” I would disagree and say that my preference is MAKE UP FOR EVER. Who TF wouldn’t want a paid off house? lmao please But we ain’t talking about houses. We’re talking about shoes. Bye

  • Kirenee

    Nope… I was just commenting on “my” preference so don’t take it personal. It’s called dialogue not a monologue. Have a good night sweetie, I’m in the middle of writing some business plans.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    Anyone who spends hundreds of dollars on a pair of shoes & doesn’t own their home their priorities are out of wack Bye!

  • Jussjess25

    Glad to see hes not biased aginst the highest consumers of his shoes

  • Jussjess25

    I prefer a paid of car ?

  • Jussjess25

    Nice little read.. ?

  • JENNYJONES1

    SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO TREAT THEMSELVES AFTER THEY’VE WORKED REAL HARD. CARDI HAS GONE FROM STRIPPER TO #1 ON THE CHARTS WHICH TAKES A LOT OF HARD WORK SO LET HER HAVE HER RED BOTTOMS B/C THERE ARE A LOT OF WORST THINGS SHE COULD TREAT HERSELF WITH PLUS I’M SURE HER MAN HAS BOUGHT A FEW PAIRS OF THOSE RED BOTTOMS……….JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    HMMM EXPENSIVE BUT MOST OF HIS SHOES LOOK LIKE THE SHOES THE OLD WHITE LADIES OVER 65 WEAR AFTER HIP SURGERY…………JENNY JONES!!!

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    absolutely! but the minute you pay off a car it’s gonna break down the next week ???

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    I am not trying to walk in those shoes and trip and crack a tooth.

  • MythCalledLove

    Huh?! All I remember hearing in NYC was these crews called The Regulators everywhere I went in Brooklyn and the Bronx even in Harlem. I was like WTH is that? And they wore red. But these rich women are like Ooooo! My GOD!! Please get rid of all those blood shoes and cancel any I may hv ordered

  • MythCalledLove

    I like Sophia Webster and Brian Atwood

  • MythCalledLove

    I prefer good credit (which I hv).. lol

  • Ms. Jackson

    ?????? ????????

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Ummmmm…Yes, If I had that kind of money, I would have me a pair of two too. However, I was speaking for us regular folk, going broke, bad credit, to have sh”t that has no meaning.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Red Bottoms are sign of success instead of getting out of the hood???

    That’s why she got chosen…keep the masses as asleep as Desiiiners, Migos and all the retarted looking rappers that is hot at the moment

  • Kimberly King

    Omgosh yes !! I like Sophia Webster too. I have a coworker who put me on! Thanks for commenting about SHOES. IDK why these old ass hags on here wanna be party poopers and talk about they’d rather have property or a paid off house…. We’re talking about SHHHHOOOEEEEEES. LOL

  • Kimberly King

    Any woman who buys her own expensive materials instead of just getting a man to do it so she can keep her own money is out of wack. You don’t know what Cardi or anyone else owns. Just judging because you can’t afford it. Go crawl back in your cave, grandma. You’re boring the queen.

  • Kimberly King

    Every night is good when you get to spend your man’s money. Your preference is irrelevant AF because it has nothing to do with shoes. Your ass still searching for that house or land I bet. lol I highly doubt you were writing business plans. And if you were they must suck because you took time out of your planning to reply to me….. twice. Pretty lame of you if you ask me. And nope, it’s called monologue. My word is law. No need for a worthless reply from anyone, especially when it’s off topic.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I hope she can get all she can out of this. Good for her emm if I’m tired of the song that got her here ????

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    but I know you don’t own anything or you would have said so That’s just how low class you are Good night peasant

  • chris

    Hip hop doesn’t influence the purchase of luxury goods now?? Ok…

    Most people in the hood didn’t know about red bottoms, Tom Ford, or countless other examples before it got into the music.

    I work in the luxury goods market and it is a tiny niche.

  • Yollie

    You poor little child. You’re maturity is showing in your inability to handle an opinion. Nothing is off topic about her response, she is simply stating her preference. Apparently your problem is you think your word is law as you said. ? You must be a millennial because of your tantrum you’re throwing because someone didn’t agree with you and your “law.” Grow up little bear because everyone has a difference in preferences and priorities!

  • Kimberly King

    Blah blah blah

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I’m still not a fan of the song

  • Jygalo

    Not that tiny. All this free publicity for what? Ppl who don’t know what couture is? How many folks in the hood rock his clothes and not just the cologne ?

  • Jygalo

    Lol I like eclectic shoes

  • Jygalo

    Umm there are literally hundreds of other luxury brands is my point! Sergio Rossi Tabitha Simmons dang can they at least stop parroting “red bottoms”?!?

  • Jygalo

    Thanks! Time to go shopping….

  • chris

    It’s very tiny in comparison. People buy what rappers talk about, in fact the cognac industry owes their survival to rappers and their followers. I don’t know where you get your info. The only thing that is “embarrassing” is all the free advertising that we give them.

  • Jygalo

    Cognac is not a luxury. And you mean they buy knockoff accessories not the actual items.

    Rappers have fans yes but if they aren’t even willing to pay full price for an album what makes you think they have the wherewithal to purchase even a single pair of $1500 shoes? And what’s the point of owning ONE pair? That’s the crazy part to me. Better they rap about college degrees smdh rather than attempt to pander to an industry that cares nothing for them and the majority of their base. That’s embarrassing.

    Idk where you shop but I don’t see anybody from the hood when I’m in Neiman’s or Saks.

  • Jussjess25

    Facts