Cali Daniels is a single mother of three who’s found a second burst of viral fame with a parody of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow.”
The Cali Daniels version:
The original is a menacing hip-hop hit about expensive shoes and life as an alpha female who’s moved on from exotic dancing. The version by Daniels is more Peppa Pig than Patron. And with more than 10 million views, it’s clear that there’s an audience for it.
Daniels is a waitress, and she says that these videos have become a creative outlet for her and a good way to connect with her kids, who help her choose the songs that she parodies. “They enjoy being recognized at school because all of their teachers and friends have seen the videos,” says Daniels.
Daniels hopes her kids find inspiration in these little video shoots. She wants them to know that “if there’s anything they want to do in life, they can they can do it and have fun with it.”
The best ‘Bodak Yellow’ parodies:
“Bodak Yellow” is a song written and recorded by American rapper Cardi B. It was released on June 16, 2017, by Atlantic Records as her debut single on a major record label. Both Cardi B’s flow on the song and the song’s title were inspired by Florida-based rapper Kodak Black and his 2014 song “No Flockin”.