In December 2018, Cardi B posted a video to Instagram of her rapping part of the song. She later said that she was set to release it soon after, but decided to release the music video for “Money” instead.
On May 27, 2019, Cardi B tweeted that the “single and official cover art drops this Friday 5/31”. She also shared the cover art of the single, which features her escorted out of a court room entirely naked by a group of men.
“Press” has received generally positive reviews from critics, with many noting the evolution of the rapper’s attitude towards the media in the lyrics from previous songs such as “Bartier Cardi” and her featured verse on husband Offset’s single “Clout”; NME called the song “defiant”, while Billboard labelled her as “pressing on” amid “bad press, haters, beefs”.
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