When watching the Bodak Yellow video, I always knew what the way the Cheetah was looking was suspicious and the fact that in some portion of the Video the leach was held outside the frame of the Video in some section. My fact was confirmed by director Picture Perfect In a new interview with Genius.
“I didn’t know how hard it was gonna be to get a cheetah out there,” Picture Perfect said. “We shot this scene we didn’t use, and he attacked Cardi in that scene.”
At the 1:51 mark in the video below, you can see the raw footage he’s referring to. Cardi stands a couple feet away from the wildcat, holding him by a leash. Then, in the middle of rapping her verse, the animal snaps at her and she immediately calls out, “No no no, come hold him!”
The initially Cheetah was later replaced with fully-eaten on for the rest of the video that even gave Cardi B the confident to pet as seen in the video.
“She’s a trooper, man,” he said. Seems like an understatement!