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12 February 2018, 11:56
Footage of the incident has been posted online.
The director of Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' music video has addressed an incident involving a cheetah lashing out at the rapper.
Picture Perfect, who led the filming of the chart-topping hit's visuals, spoke about the moment the animal - who was being held by Cardi on a leash - reached for her.
"I just didn't know how hard it was going to be to get a cheetah out there,” the director told Genius of the video, which was shot in Dubai, "We got this cheetah from a sultan."
In the footage, the Grammy-nominated star can be seen rapping over the top of the track while keeping the cheetah on the leas, before the animal turned and snapped at her.
Cardi, visibly shaken by the incident, panics and beckons the cheetah's handler to "come hold him."
Watch the footage above.
“That was kind of crazy,” Picture Perfect added, “We got her spirits back up and then we shot this cheetah scene.”
The next scene involved another cheetah, which had been fed about "six pounds of deer meat" to calm him and tied up to a pillar.
The director hailed Cardi a “trooper”, before adding: “If it’s for her video and her shot, she’s gonna do it”.
Since being posted online in June 2017, the Dubai-inspired music video for 'Bodak Yellow' has already amassed upwards of 459 million views.
Meanwhile, Cardi recently sparked an emergency security alert after she appeared to diss the Crips, an infamous LA gang, on Instagram.