Who Is Cardi B ?
Whats Inside ?
Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, also known as Cardi B, is one of the biggest female artists in hip-hop today. She initially gained fame thanks to several videos of her going viral on social networking sites Instagram and Vine. She soon became a cast member on the VH1 show Love & Hip Hop: New York. And this, in turn, led to a rap career. Cardi is also known for her hilarious and outspoken personality in interviews, which helped her gain an even bigger fanbase.
Career Focus: TV personality, Rapper, Songwriter, Social networking star
Popular Works: Videos of her going viral on Vine and Instagram, [Television] Love & Hip Hop: New York (2011-Present, VH1), Hip Hop Squares (2012-2018, MTV2), Saturday Night Live (1975-Present, NBC), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014-Present, NBC), [Music] Invasion of Privacy (2018), Gangsta B—h Music, Vol. 1 (2016)
Date Of Birth: 11-10-1992
Weight: 132 lbs.
Current State & Country: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Home State & Country: New York City, New York, USA
Net Worth Income: $8,000,000
Educational Credentials: Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology, Borough of Manhattan Community College. She is a college dropout.
Cardi identifies as a feminist. She is also Catholic, and has said many times that she maintains a strong relationship with God. She has never shied away about making political statements on social media – Cardi is a strong believer in gun control, and in 2016, declared her support for Sen. Bernie Sanders when he ran for president. Cardi once again endorsed Sanders after he declared his bid for the 2020 presidential elections. She has also admired former US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, calling him “the real Make America Great Again” for creating the US Social Security program.
She got her moniker “Cardi B” after the rum brand, Bacardi – Her friends gave her that nickname, as her sister’s name is Hennessy, another brand of hard liquor.
Career History Of Cardi B
Cardi’s star began to rise after the videos in her Instagram and Vine pages started going viral. This resulted in her landing a spot on the VH1 reality show series, Love & Hip Hop: New York. It is a show that focused on the lives of several individuals who live in New York City, all of who have connections to someone working in the hip-hop industry. Cardi joined in season six, and was considered to be the fan favorite. Her story in the series dealt with her rise to stardom, and her relationship with her fiancé, who was in jail at that time. She left the show after two seasons because she wanted to pursue a rap career.
Cardi’s first venture into hip-hop and rap was through the remix version of the song ‘Boom Boom’, performed by Jamaican rapper Shaggy. Then in December 2015, she released her first music video – A cover of Lady Leshurr’s song ‘Cheap A—Weave’. In March 2016, Cardi released her very first mixtape, called Gangsta B—h Music, Vol. 1. Then in 2017, she released a follow-up called Gangsta B—h Music, Vol. 2. Not long after that, she officially signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records, and released her debut single ‘Bodak Yellow’ on June 2017. It immediately went straight to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Her second single, ‘Bartier Cardi’, came out in December of the same year.
On April 2018, Cardi released her debut album, Invasion of Privacy. The album gained highly positive reviews from music critics. She ended up receiving several award nominations thanks to the album, including twelve MTV Video Music Awards, 21 Billboard Music Award nominations, and five Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Rap Album.
Cardi is set to make her official film debut in the film Hustlers, directed by Lorene Scafaria. The film will be released in 2019. Co-starring with Cardi are Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez.
Personal Life Of Cardi B
Cardi grew up in The Bronx. Her father is Dominican, while her mother is Spaniard/Trinidadian, making her Afro-Latina. She also has Caribbean roots. In her teens, she became a member of the Bloods gang, and dropped out of school. Cardi worked countless jobs before working as a stripper when she turned 19 – She would lie to her mother and tell her that she earned cash by babysitting her friends or neighbors’ kids. Cardi figured that stripping was the only way for her to earn plenty of cash. She has a younger sister named Hennessy Carolina, who is also a popular star on social media.
In 2017, Cardi entered a relationship with rapper Offset, who is a member of the rap trio Migos. They became engaged in October of the same year, after several months of dating. Then during a performance on Saturday Night Live, Cardi revealed that she was pregnant with her first child. On September 2017, Cardi and Offset tied the knot in a private ceremony. Cardi gave birth to her daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, on July 2018. She and Offset split in December 2018, but it seems like the two of them have stayed together for the sake of their baby.
Net Worth Of Cardi B
Cardi has a net worth of over $8M. She has done ads and collaborations with several renowned companies, including cosmetics brand MAC, online retail giant Amazon, and Pepsi Cola. She certainly lives a life of luxury – Not too long ago, she and her former beau Offset purchased matching Lamborghini cars (and proved that it was hers by pulling out the receipts). Cardi has said that she divides her cash between buying new clothes and things for herself (so she can look good for her fans), and for family support. It is said that she makes over one million dollars per month.
Controversial News On The Life & Career Of Cardi B
Despite being relatively new to the music industry, Cardi has already gotten in to trouble for a bunch of things – One of them happened at a New York Fashion Week afterparty hosted by Harper’s Bazaar magazine, where Cardi got into a physical fight with fellow female rapper, Nicki Minaj. Cardi attacked Minaj after the ‘Barbie Dreams’ rapper reportedly liked several comments made by people on Instagram, which stated that Cardi lacked the ability to take care of her new baby. Minaj has denied that she did those.
Recently, a past Instagram livestream video from Cardi resurfaced online, in which she claims to drug men who stayed with her at hotel rooms and robbing them while they were unconscious. In her defense, Cardi said that she only did this as a last resort, and that it was necessary for her to earn money and survive.
Rumors And Frequently Asked Questions About Cardi B
Cardi’s announcement of her split with Offset have shocked her fans. However, some of these fans have speculated that this split was only for the sake of publicity, and that they only did it to promote Offset’s upcoming solo album. Cardi denied these rumors during a livestreaming session on Instagram, and stated that she doesn’t want to place her family in a bad name just for the sake of a publicity stunt.