On August 12, Brooklyn-based hairstylist Claudelande shared a TikTok video of her doppelganger client, Ashley, donning a Cardi-esque wig with baby hairs, a white tank, Gucci bag and jeans stunting to the rapper’s hit single “Up.”
@claudelandej#frontalwig #jetblack #cardi #cardib #brooklynhairstylist #nychairstylist #curls #viral
Cardi’s doppelganger had heads on social media ready to say, “Okurrrrrr!”
The video eventually made its way to Black Twitter, where the reactions were equally funny.
One Twitter wrote, “I’ve never seen someone look SO MUCH like someone else and not be related to them… Wtf?!?!!!”
i’ve never seen someone look SO MUCH like someone else and not be related to them…. wtf?!?!!! pic.twitter.com/LoMhNI8oRS
— ً (@llerameilla) August 17, 2021
Another Twitter user wasn’t trying to hear that wasn’t Cardi.
So Wait… You Telling Me This Not Cardi B??? pic.twitter.com/EXDZrI5ctL
— KING O’🇯🇲 (@ORIGINALORAIN) August 18, 2021
Someone else even found Cardi’s “abuela.”
No they’re for sure sisters and this is their grandma: pic.twitter.com/YcwTOG0Aee
— that/bitch (@MissRonaHoe) August 18, 2021
And one Twitter was ready to risk it all and cash in on the rapper’s fame.
A person like me would’ve made her put on a mask and then thank Cardi b for booking pic.twitter.com/lKcnwOzsRl
— bby ariii (@ariellemayaali) August 18, 2021
— Hustleberry Fin (@Mj_The3rdPick) August 18, 2021
— Captain Levi’s Whore (@ratedbyme_) August 18, 2021
Ashley told Allure that she’s been getting the comparison since Cardi’s breakout in 2015. She takes it all in stride.
“Everywhere I go, [I hear] ‘she looks like Cardi B.’ They’ll say it under their breath, and I’ll hear it,” she says.
“I literally try to look every time somebody says it, but I don’t see it.”
Nonetheless, the young woman feels honored by the comparison.
Cardi B hasn’t responded.