A Timeline of Penn Badgley and Cardi B's Friendship

Penn Badgley and Cardi B had Twitter in a frenzy when the pair exchanged several tweets in October 2021 completely out of the blue.

The two have now rightfully earned their place in Hollywood's most unlikely friendships, joining the likes of Lauryn Hill and Zach Braff, Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson and Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart.

Since their unlikely Twitter exchange, Penn and Cardi's friendship seems to be going from strength to strength and fans of the YOU star and award-winning rapper cannot get enough.

Newsweek has a full look at the timeline of Penn Badgley and Cardi B's friendship.

A Timeline of Penn Badgley and Cardi B's Friendship.

The Interview

It all started when a video resurfaced on Penn Badgley praising Cardi B during an interview promoting YOU Season 1 back in 2018.

Sharing his thoughts on social media, Badgley shared that he admired Cardi B's relationship with her fans online.

He said: "I really appreciate people who have this sort of totally second-nature relationship with [social media].

"Cardi B is a great example of that. She has such an authentic relationship. To me, it's this incredibly nuanced place to be.

"Despite what many might judge as antics and all this, I feel like she has an incredibly authentic relationship to that, and that's why people like her so much," he concluded.

Penn Badgley aka Joe Goldberg of #YOUSEASON3 is a Cardi B stan never forget 😌 pic.twitter.com/0BCIicPEdz

— bri 💎 (@DearBelcalis) October 17, 2021

The Twitter Exchange

Award-winning rapper Cardi B caught wind of Badgley's words during the interview and took to Twitter to share her excitement...to say the least.

Alongside a clip of the interview, Cardi B wrote: "OOOOMMFFFGGGGGG HE KNOWS ME !!OMMMGGGG!!!!!!Yoooo like I'm famous famous"

OOOOMMFFFGGGGGG HE KNOWS ME !!!😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱OMMMGGGG!!!!!!Yoooo like I’m famous famous https://t.co/Z7MFQc2t2i

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 17, 2021

In an unexpected move, Badgley responded to Cardi B's post with the word "I-" which has so far received 259 thousand likes and 25 thousand retweets.

I- https://t.co/j6GRQkmP9r

— Penn Badgley (@PennBadgley) October 19, 2021

The Display Picture Swap

As if their friendship could not get any wilder, both Cardi and Penn changed their profile pictures, to each other.

Cardi B opted for an image of Penn as Joe Goldberg for you and Penn chose an image of Cardi with blue hair and pouting to the camera.

Netflix Gets Involved

Joining in on the fun, the official Netflix Twitter account changed its bio to read: "Petition to get Cardi B to guest star in Season 4 of You!'

Responding to the change, Cardi B posted a screenshot of the Netflix bio, writing her own YOU fantasy scene, which actually does fit quite nicely into Season 4 of YOU.

She wrote: "So it's episode 1 and I'm at Paris Fashion week shutting it down! I turn around and there stands YOU Ok finish it off @netflix'

YOU fans will remember, Joe made it all the way to Paris in the Season 3 finale after killing his wife Love (played by Victoria Pedretti).

The dreams of an Emily in Paris and YOU crossover needs to move over, Cardi B is ready for her scene.

So it’s episode 1 and I’m at Paris Fashion week shutting it down! I turn around and there stands YOU

Ok finish it off @netflix 😌 pic.twitter.com/Y0TEKwlPbQ

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 21, 2021

Cardi B Receives YOU merch

It looks like Penn and Cardi B may have swapped addresses after Cardi received some special YOU merchandise.

In true Joe Goldberg fashion, it also looks like whoever sent the goods (probably Netflix), managed to track down Cardi B's new home address.

Posting an image of Joe Goldberg's iconic blue cap which had "HELLO, YOU..." stitched on the front, Cardi B wrote: "How Joe found my new house address?"

Along with the cap came a hilarious letter that even referenced some of Cardi's most iconic lyrics from WAP and the finale of YOU Season 3.

The letter read: "HELLO, YOU...

"My stalking and killing may make me a certified freak, seven days a week, but it also brought me to... you. Cardi B, you have a way with social media. You're meaningful. Substantive. I just like you. You're authentic and nuanced...just as you are with your music. You keep me on my toes, the ones that are left, at least. You can't be caged in, and it's refreshing.

Can't wait to see you slaying in this hat, but I certainly hope you don't disappear.
Au Revoir,

Joe Goldberg."

How Joe found my new house adress ?😳😳 pic.twitter.com/1FFy43tvWv

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 5, 2021

YOU Seasons 1 to 3 are streaming on Netflix now.

Cardi B will be hosting the AMAs which will take place on Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET on the ABC Network.

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