Famous U.S. rapper Cardi B has broken several streaming records in music. And she is also famous for her “Girls like me” collaboration with Maroon 5. However, the reason why she has become our guest in this post is beyond her accomplishments in music. Cardi B’s Hurrem passion brought her here today! She seems to be binge-watching the hit Turkish TV series Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil). The eminent American rapper lit up social media with a series of cryptic tweets.
Cardi B took to her Twitter account to discuss her new obsession in a series of tweets and retweets. So, her tweet saying “I hate Nurbanu” shook the social media and made Turkish social media users crazy by letting them see her gratitude for the most famous Turkish TV series. Nurbanu Sultan, by the way, was the chief consort of the Ottoman Sultan Selim II, who reigned between the years of 1566 and 1574.
What is the Story of the Magnificent Century?
Magnificent Century tells the story of Suleiman the Magnificent and his love affair with concubine Hurrem Sultan. Suleiman the Magnificent finally wedded to Hurrem Sultan. By doing so, he broke with centuries of Ottoman tradition.
Recently, Cardi B replied to a hardcore fan of Nurbanu Sultan who said that the chief consort was his queen. Cardi B replied, “Sorry Hunny, HÜRREM IS THAT!” clearly showing whose team she bats for. It also clearly shows Cardi B’s Hurrem passion!
The Huge Success of Magnificent Century in the World
The breakout of the mega-hit Magnificent Century led to a boost of Arab tourists in Turkey. More than 500 million viewers worldwide watched the most famous Turkish TV series/drama ever.
It has also gone down in history as the first TV series of which Japan bought. Approximately 150 Turkish TV series have been sold to over 100 countries, including Algeria, Morocco, and Bulgaria, since 2002. Turkey has been entertaining more than 700 million audiences from Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, and the U.S. so far. So, related Turkish authorities expect that Turkey has the potential to earn $1 billion in TV series exports by 2023.