Penn Badgley and Cardi B’s Twitter exchange-turned-friendship was an incredible crossover that no fan saw coming. Netflix’s use of “I Like It” in “You” Season 4, Episode 1 has surprised and delighted fans even more.
In the official “You” Season 4, Episode 1 discussion thread, Reddit users quickly shifted the conversation to the show featuring Cardi’s song in the premiere. Redditor u/thatoneurchin loved it, saying, “Not Joe cutting up a body to Cardi B,” pairing the comment with a skull emoji. Many others, including u/awildbanana91 and u/uhohmykokoro, are convinced that Badgley himself requested the show use the song in its newest season. While the Cardi B song was an excellent addition to “You,” u/gorgeousbeagle isn’t letting the rest of the show’s music choices go to waste, saying, “The music is great so far this season.”
On Twitter, “You” fans had similar reactions, like @stellarstefania, who said, “Cardi B playing in the background of that scene had me losing my mind.” Meanwhile, @TiffanyGLDSTR had one perfect word to summarize “You” bringing Badgley and Cardi B together: “elite.” And @THE3N4C3R also loved that “You” gave their fans this Easter egg, saying, “Yoooo! That nod to Cardi and Penn, playing her track while Joe disposes of the body. Love to see it.”