Cardi B and Penn Badgley’s unlikely friendship is continuing.
After purchasing a new house in New York, Badgley’s “You” character Joe sent her a housewarming gift.
“My stalking and killing may make me a certified freak seven days a week, but it also bought me to….you,” a note accompanying a hat read.
It continued: “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.”
The note ended, “Can’t wait to see you slaying in this hat, but I certainly hope you don’t disappear.”
How Joe found my new house adress ?😳😳 pic.twitter.com/1FFy43tvWv
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 5, 2021
In October, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper took to Twitter to retweet a resurfaced video featuring Badgley with Shay Mitchell at a fan event in the Philippines.
In the clip, Badgley praises Cardi B for her social media acumen. Admitting he’s not the greatest at social media, Badgley discussed how he admires people who use it like a “tool” to the point that it becomes “second nature” and seemingly effortless.
“Cardi B is a great example of that,” he says. “She has an authentic relationship [with social media]. “It’s like this incredibly nuanced place to be, and despite what many might judge as ‘antics’ and all this, I feel like she has an incredibly authentic relationship to [social media] and that’s why people like her so much.”
Cardi saw his statement and reacted with more than a hint of excitement.
“OOOOMMFFFGGGGGG HE KNOWS ME !!!😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱OMMMGGGG!!!!!!Yoooo like I’m famous famous,” she wrote in the caption.
OOOOMMFFFGGGGGG HE KNOWS ME !!!😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱OMMMGGGG!!!!!!Yoooo like I’m famous famous https://t.co/Z7MFQc2t2i
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 17, 2021
Badgley responded with shock.
— Penn Badgley (@PennBadgley) October 19, 2021