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    Updated on Apr 5, 2019. Posted on Apr 4, 2019

    Jennifer Lopez Helped Get Cardi B Cast In The "Hustlers" Movie

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    In case you haven't already heard, the greatest movie to ever live is currently being filmed and stars the incomparable Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Constance Wu, and Julia Stiles, among other big stars.

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! @IamCardiB joins @ConstanceWu and @JLo in our new film @HustlersMovie. The film also stars @LiliReinhart, @KekePalmer, #JuliaStyles and #MercedesRuel. #HustlersMovie

    It's called Hustlers, and J.Lo took the hype to new levels when she posted one of her fire looks from the movie on Instagram a few days ago.

    The film will also mark rapper Cardi B's film debut, and thanks to new info that Jennifer dished to the Morning Mash Up show on SiriusXM Hits 1, it was (mostly) thanks to her.

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    Jennifer and Cardi had already previously worked together on the song "Dinero," so J.Lo explained how she was the one to call Cardi up and offer her the role in the film.

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    She then talked about how Cardi, who is a former stripper, has valuable knowledge about the industry.

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    Jennifer then went on to describe how the call went down: "I was like, 'I just think this would be a great thing for you be involved with,' and she was like, 'You know I've been really picky' — she's been asked to do a bunch of movies — 'but I think I have something to offer.'"

    Co-host Nicole Ryan then mentioned Cardi's fearlessness in speaking her truth, which got us these glorious tidbits from J.Lo.

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    She ended by talking about why this film matters in the grand scheme of things.

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    🗣 Speak on it!!

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    I, for one, can't wait to see my girls kill it! 🙌🏽

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    Watch the interview here:

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