Cardi B Will Be a 'Legendary' American Music Awards 2021 Host, Fans Say

Cardi B has been announced as the host for the 2021 American Music Awards and fans are anticipating her to be "legendary" in the role.

This will be the rapper's hosting debut when she takes to the stage at the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater on Sunday, November 21.

"When I received the invite to host the AMAs, I was so excited," the 29-year-old multiplatnium star said in a statement. "I'm ready to bring my personality to the AMAs stage."

The rapper—real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar—is up for three awards this year off the back of her hit singles "WAP" and "UP," and is already a five-time AMA winner.

In fact, Cardi actually made history when she became the first female rapper to win favorite hip-hop song twice with "Bodak Yellow" in 2018 and "WAP" in 2020.

Announcing her hosting gig on Instagram today, Cardi said she is "proud" to be helming the show—and fans can hardly contain their excitement.

"Naaaah this gone be legendary," commented rapper Torae.

While journalist Jerome Trammel added: "The ratings are going up!!"

On Twitter, one fan responded: "I can't mf wait. It about to be one for the books. Big congratulations cardi,we love to see you shine."

While another added: "After giving up on this show years ago, I'll finally sit down and watch the @AMAs. I know I'll be thoroughly entertained."

Another fan added: "YAAASSSSSS!!! I'll be watching. The world will be watching!!!!"

"We are immensely excited to have the dynamic Cardi B bring her infectious energy to the American Music Awards as a first-time host," AMA executive producer Jesse Collins said in a statement Tuesday.

Cardi's hosting stint at the AMAs follows actress Taraji P. Henson who hosted last year.

In 2018, the rapper performed her hit "I Like It" with J Balvin and Bad Bunny at the awards.

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Cardi B attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images For dcp

Earlier this year at the BET Awards, Cardi announced she is expecting her second baby with husband, Offset.

She previously spoke about motherhood after having her first daughter in an interview with Vogue.

"I just want to say that I respect mothers more than ever now," she said. "I see moms differently, especially the young ones that, like, are so young and barely have experience or money. I don't even know how they can do it."

The American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in L.A. on November 21, at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on ABC. The show will stream the next day on Hulu.