A Remix of Cardi B Saying 'Coronavirus' Is Going Viral and Rising on iTunes Chart

Cardi B has inadvertently become the soundtrack to the global coronavirus pandemic as a song featuring the rapper shouting "coronavirus" rises up the iTunes chart.

Last week, Cardi went viral with an Instagram video responding to the rapid escalation of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world, saying: "I ain't gonna front ... I'm a little scared." The highlight of the clip—seen by 18.2 million people—is Cardi screeching, "Coronavirus, coronavirus, s**t is getting real."

The rapper's response was quickly remixed into a song by DJ iMarkkeyz, who, according to his Twitter, is based in Brooklyn, New York, and a song entitled "Coronavirus Remix" was released on iTunes Monday. It has since been gathering steam.

As of Tuesday morning, "Coronavirus Remix" is No. 18 on the iTunes U.S. songs chart and No. 5 on iTunes' hip-hop/rap chart.

On Monday, Cardi reacted to the unofficial remix's ascent up the iTunes chart on Twitter and Instagram, telling fans: "Stream I guess."

In another tweet, Cardi wrote: "I might [as] well do a damn music video."

I might eat well do a damn music video 😩😂 https://t.co/C0cjeEuoQY

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 16, 2020

On Instagram, the Grammy Award winner had more fun with her fans, writing about the song's chart success: "The fact this damn corona virus song is charting on iTunes ....Hold on ..let me hit the Dj up and [Cardi's record label] Atlantic so I can't get my damn coins ."

In another post, she said: "Damn I posted the iTunes chart 2 hours ago of this damn Corona song charting on the hip hop charts at 96 now it's number 11 86 on the overall charts ..I'm glad yaaa having fun .....Make sure you lysol your p****y before you POP IT."

Not only is "Coronavirus Remix" climbing the iTunes chart, it's also inspiring Cardi B fans to create their own choreography to the track and it was apparently played in a club in Brazil.

.@iamcardib Coronavirus (Remix) playing at the club in Rio De Janeiro!

— Cardi B Fan Team (@CardiBTeam) March 16, 2020

.@iamcardib -Coronavirus (Remix)

🎥: @tileh_danceking pic.twitter.com/a5SHXMin0v

— Cardi B Fan Team (@CardiBTeam) March 16, 2020

@iamcardib I really hope you see this. 🦠🙏🏿#coronavirus pic.twitter.com/MpKBQfQFmo

— Jason Seth (@jason_seth_) March 16, 2020

@iMarkkeyz in brazil we are very worried with Corona Vairus, 🤷🏻‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/Ksa6Bbjidr

— O Lucão (@Olucaosantos) March 16, 2020

As for new music from Cardi, an official new single has been delayed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the rapper said in a tweet last week.

It’s delay due to the virus https://t.co/Pg045h1P2F

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 12, 2020

Cardi released her debut album Invasion of Privacy in 2018, spawning the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles "Bodak Yellow" and "I Like It."

Invasion of Privacy debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and was certified triple platinum. It went on to win the Grammy for best rap album, making Cardi the first female artist to win the award as a solo artist. Lauryn Hill previously won as a member of The Fugees.

Cardi has trailed the release of her second studio album with tracks including "Money," "Please Me" and "Press."