Cardi B and Beyoncé’s 2017 collaboration ‘scrapped’ after leak

Cardi B and Beyoncé’s 2017 collaboration ‘scrapped’ after leak

Cardi B and Beyonce (c) Instagram (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Cardi B and Beyoncé were set to release a collaboration in 2017 — before it was leaked.


In October of that year, engineer Michael Ashby posted a picture of his computer screen on his Instagram Story and the file name “Cardi B ft Beyoncé demo” clearly on display.

He was then forced to apologize for the leak, but Cardi denied she had ever met him and that the song even existed.

However, a snippet of the song, believed to be called “Wet,” was leaked online.

Producer J White Did It — who co-produced Cardi’s breakthrough hit “Bodak Yellow” — has since claimed the track was definitely made, but that the pair decided to scrap it after the leak.

In a new video interview posted on social media, J — who has since teamed up with Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion on their “Savage” remix — explained: “I was just as giddy as everybody else.

“I was sitting there just waiting, looking on the internet then it leaked.

“Bro, three years ago I had a Beyoncé play with Cardi and that kinda went sour because it went viral that they was doing a song together and that cut out.

“This time the song leaked before the song came out … But listen, that song came out when I say I sat like this [in silence] For like, 10 minutes.”


Cardi and Beyoncé first met when the “Press” rapper performed at her husband Jay-Z’s Made In America festival in August 2017.

And the pair’s fans demanded the “I Like It” hitmaker and “Crazy in Love” singer team up on a track after a picture of them at the event went viral.