Cardi B Turns Heads at the 2021 American Music Awards in Her Boldest Red Carpet Look Yet

Cardi is ready to party! The host of the 2021 AMAs walked the red carpet in a look designed by Schiaparelli that consisted of a gold mask and black gown.

By Elyse Dupre Nov 22, 2021 12:21 AMTags

Cardi B, is that you?

The 29-year-old rapper turned heads while walking the red carpet at the 2021 American Music Awards on Nov. 21. Cardi B arrived at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles in a head-to-toe look by Schiaparelli that consisted of a black gown, a black veil, a gold mask, gold earrings and matching gloves.

It's certainly a big night for the "Bartier Cardi" star. Not only is she hosting the award show, but she's also nominated in three categories, including Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist as well as Favorite Music Video and Favorite Hip-Hop Song for her hit "Up." Cardi B won in the Favorite Hip-Hop Song category, adding to the five AMA trophies she already had on her shelf.

So what can fans expect from the evening's emcee? "If you ever liked watching my old videos or if you ever liked me going live as you guys have seen, that's what it's gonna give," Cardi B told Justin Sylvester and Morgan Stewart on a recent episode of E!'s Daily Pop. "That's what I'm giving. I'm giving me."

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Her hosting debut is one of the many memorable moments Cardi B has had this year. In addition to dropping "Up" and being featured on Lizzo's "Rumors," she welcomed her second child, a son whose name has yet to be revealed, with Offset. The couple are also parents to 3-year-old daughter Kulture.

Cardi B is one of many A-list artists fans will see at the 2021 AMAs. BTSJennifer LopezChlöeOlivia RodrigoCarrie UnderwoodJason AldeanKane BrownBad BunnyTainyJulieta VenegasMachine Gun KellyNew EditionNew Kids on the BlockMickey GuytonColdplayDiploMåneskinWalker Hayes, Zoe WeesGivēon and Tyler, The Creator are all set to perform. In addition, Billy PorterBrandyJoJo SiwaWinnie HarlowAnthony RamosAnsel ElgortRachel ZeglerJB SmooveLiza KoshyMarsai Martin and Madelyn Cline will present.

To see Cardi B's red carpet look and more of her AMA outfits, scroll on. 

Ready for the Red Carpet

Cardi B kicked off the evening by walking the red carpet in a show-stopping Schiaparelli look.

A Quick Wardrobe Change

The "Money" star then switched into a design from Alexandre Vauthier's fall 2021 couture collection for her hosting debut.

A Winning Ensemble

The artist wore a chic neon number from Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2019 couture collection while accepting the award in the Favorite Hip-Hop Song category for her hit "Up."

A Touch of Sparkle

Cardi B dazzled in this fierce outfit.

Gorgeous Gown

Love bling? Then you'll love this pretty purple dress from Jean-Louis Sabaji's Fall-Winter 2021 collection that Cardi B wore while fulfilling her emcee duties. The velvet gown features hand-embroidered Swarovski stones and crystals.

A Chic Corset

Before welcoming GIVĒON to the stage to perform, Cardi switched into a suit with a corset top.

A Fabulous Jacket

Clearly, Cardi B was living her best life at the award show.

The Final Look

Which outfit was your favorite?