Cardi B was spotted for the first time filming with Jennifer Lopez on the set of their new movie, Hustlers, which is currently filming in New York City.
The Hustlers plot is being described as a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Originally, Lopez had wanted Cardi to play the second lead but unfortunately, the rapper’s busy schedule wouldn’t permit. Cardi made it clear that isn’t going to stop her from using her real-life experience to influence the movie.
The Billboard Music Award winner sat down with ET and spoke about her upcoming role saying “Even though my schedule’s busy it’s, like, I had to be in this movie.” She went on to say “This movie is something I can relate [to]… All the actress in the movie I can tell them, like, ‘No, no, no. This is how it goes.’… The club that the movie is based on that’s… the first type of club that I worked in… This was my life.”
It appeared Lopez’s fiancé Alex Rodriguez was even enjoying Cardi’s first day. In the photos, you can see the former baseball player documenting the entire thing on his cell phone as the girls made their way to and from the set.
Hustlers also stars Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles, and Keke Palmer. The film is set to be released this September.