Cardi B is not just a Grammy Award-winner American Female Rap star but also a huge influential personality on social media and former reality star who has been an inspiration to many young stars.
|Real Name:||Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar|
|Born:||October 11, 1992|
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation:||Rapper, songwriter, actress|
|Spouse(s):||Offset (m. 2017)|
Cardi B Biography
The tough and frank attitude that Cardi B posses from birth I guess initially got her attention, especially via social media, she was quite open and bold about her life as a stripper.
She started appearing in a reality TV show in 2015 on the VH1 TV channel, the show was: Love & Hip Hop. She left the show in 2017 to pursue her dream of being a music artist full time.
The very same year she left the show, she also release her NO.1 debut single “Bodak Yellow” with the help of the Atlantic Records label.
Along with a few other awards including Guinness World Record she also won the highest-rated award in the music industry: Grammy Award in 2019 for the debut album she released: Invasion of Privacy.
Carid B secretly got married to Offset in September 2017, another rap artist and a member of the hip hop trio group: Migos. Offset is also an investor in Esports Organization FaZe Clan.
Cardi B is especially praised for her bold and aggressive style of hip hop and candid lyrics, all fans, and even critics praise her style. Right now, Cardi B is the highest-certified female rapper of all time on the rankings of RIAA’s Top Artists (DigitalSingles).
She appears among the top ten highest-certified female artists and also holds the record for most songs with over a billion streams on Spotify as a female artist.
Her achievements include many awards from Billboard, Guinness World Record you name it, Cardi has done really good in her career.
Now if it comes to counting her awards then let’s get straight to it: so she was won eight Billboard Music Awards, eleven BET Hip Hop Awards, five American Music Awards, a Grammy Award, five Guinness World Records, and two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year awards.
No wonder why she is so famous not just in the United States but all over the world. Fans love her bold style.
She was also included among the list of 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018 and was also honored by Billboard in 2010 as Woman of the Year.
Cardi B or the real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar was born on the 11th of October in the year 1992, in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
His father was Carlos Almanzar, was a Dominican and mother Clara Almanzar, Trinidadian. She spent her early life in the Highbridge neighborhood of the South Bronx.
She spent most of her childhood time in her paternal grandmother’s home located at Washington Heights, she gives credit to her paternal grandmother’s area in Washington for giving her ‘such a thick accent” which is kind of her trademark now.
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar set her stage name as “Cardi B” derived from a rum brand Bacardi. Bacardi was by the way formerly her nickname.
She disclosed that she was also a gang member of the Bloods in her youth days, she joined the gang around when she was 16 years of age. Though she has quoted that she does not encourage anyone to join any gang.
Now let’s talk about her early stripping career, during her teenage, Cardi was initially employed at a deli in Tribeca but got fired from there and the manner there suggested her to work as a stripper at the club across the street.
She states that her experience as a stripper was positive for her in many ways, she quotes that “Stripping saved me from a lot of things, When I started stripping I went back to school” this probably means she had money to pay for her fees for school and other bills.
She has stated that stripping became a good source of income in her life, to pay for her school and an escape from the abusive relationship at the time since she got kicked out of her mother’s place.
Stripping was her only source of income and she earned enough to pay for her education. She also revealed that she used to lie to her mom that she is working as a babysitter when she was stripping for making money.
Cardi B was once accused by two female bartenders of the alleged assault, Cardi went to meet with the investigators at a police station in Queens on October 1, 2018.
The bartenders claimed that Cardi B was violent and claimed that she threw bottles and alcohol at them, although Cardi denied her involvement in this accusation. Later Cardi B was charged with two lesser criminal act (misdemeanors): assault and reckless endangerment.
In Septmeber 2018, controvery between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj sparked when Cardi threw one of her high heel shoes at Nicki Minaj in attempt to physically attack her at a New York Fashion Week after party.
She claimed that the other female rapper Nicki Minaj had liked social media comments that were against Cardi B and that spoke negatively of Cardi and her ability to care for her newborn daughter.
Though Nicki Minaj completely denied of the allegations Cardi put on her and accused Cardi instead of cyberbullying in a heated Instagram exchange from 2014.
In 2019, Cardi B was on the cover of spring fashion issue of Harper’s BAzaar, which featured Cardi B in a Cinderella costume themed photo shoot, she wore a red gown and left a shoe behind, many fans inteerpreted this as a reference to the incident between Cardi and Nicki Minaj earlier.
Cardi B once used a racial slur “chinky” in one of her Instagram (obviously deleted later), she was referring to her daughter’s eyes when she used this slur “chinky”.
It is a racial slur for asians with small eyes, this is an issue in India too, where North-easterns face these types of slur in other states.
Cardi B denied knowing that “chinky” was a racial slur and tweeted: “I don’t know Fuckin everything. We don’t even use that as an insult and I don’t use it as an insult. I’m sick of theinternet” The tweet was deleted too later by the way.
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