The singer, who is hosting this year’s event, posed on the red carpet twice as celebrities made their way into the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.
In the first instance, Cardi could be seen posing in a black floor-length gown with a sequin leopard-print pattern.
However, the singer then changed into her second outfit of the night, and Cardi spoke to reporters in a Schiaparelli off-the-shoulder gown, a gold mask, statement earrings and a black veil ahead of the ceremony.
On Twitter, the look surprised viewers, with many confused by the singer’s mask, while others found the outfit amusing.
“Cardi girl, you look so good,” one person tweeted.
Another said: “Cardi B is already a fashion icon.”
I think it’s cardi b, I got scared at first but I like the dress https://t.co/cR2rBP3CZ2
— ❦ (@narryluvb0t) November 21, 2021
The interesting outfit choice also prompted jokes, with one viewer tweeting: “Cardi B took the mask mandate to a different level,” while another joked: “Let’s be real C-3PO did it first.” C-3PO is a humanoid robot character in Star Wars who is covered in gold plating.
While speaking to reporters, Cardi B promised that viewers could expect additional outfit changes.