Cardi B Biography
Cardi B [real name] Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, is an American rapper, songwriter and television personality. She became popular for discussing her stripping career on Instagram which led to her becoming an Internet celebrity after several of her posts and videos went viral on Vine and Instagram. She then appeared on Love & Hip Hop: New York on the VH1 reality television series to follow her music aspirations.
During her teenage years, she was employed at an Amish Market supermarket in Lower Manhattan, which was the last job that she held before turning to strip at the age of 19. Upon being fired from Amish Market, she was recommended by her former manager to work at a strip club. She has said she became a stripper to escape poverty and domestic violence, having been in an abusive relationship at the time. She has also said becoming a stripper was positive for her life in many ways: “It really saved me from a lot of things.”
Due to her new sudden career path and the expectations it held, she turned to cosmetic surgery, getting breast implants and buttock augmentation. She said at the time she was involved in an abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend, whom she lived within a small Bronx apartment. She says stripping was her only way out, a way to earn enough money to escape her dire situation and get an education. Nonetheless, she ended up dropping out of college.
Cardi B Nationality
Cardi B’s real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzaris and she is an American national.
Cardi B Age
Cardi B was born on the 11th of October, 1992. She is aged 22 years as of 2018.
Cardi B Family
Cardi B Parents – Cardi B Mother
Belcalis Almanzar, her real name, was born to a Trinidadian mother and Dominican father and is known for her distinct Spanish accent and New York street slang. She grew up in the South Bronx, a Latino-majority neighborhood. Her parents split during her preteen years and she spent her time with 36 cousins and her dad’s side of the family.
Cardi B Sister
Cardi has a younger sister by the name Hennessy Carolina. She is an Instagram influencer too, reality star and blossoming fashion designer, named after alcohol. She got the name after her father got to the hospital drunk after she was born, and insisted that his new baby daughter be named after his favorite alcoholic beverage. This is according to Cosmopolitan.Cardi B and Hennessy Photo
On VH1’s reality show, Love and Hip Hop: New York, Hennessy joined her sister for season 7. She got introduced to the world but ended up in a fight during the reunion episode. “I got into a fight on the reunion and I regret it.” “One reason I regret it is because I’m grown and I wouldn’t want to let that represent me. It’s because the girl was being fake and she was talking crap about my sister, and I’m very defensive over my sister.”
Cardi B Husband | Who Is Cardi B Boyfriend
She is married to fellow American rapper, singer and songwriter Offset. His real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus and is a member of the hip hop and trap music trio Migos, alongside Takeoff and Quavo. The two got married in 2017 and have a child together.
Cardi B Baby | Cardi B Kid
On 10th July 2018, Cardi birth to her first child: daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus with her husband Offset in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Cardi B Tommy (Ex-Boyfriend)
Tommy Geez is her ex-boyfriend. He spent four years behind bars after being arrested on gun possession charges and was released in 2017. They had discussed their future but Tommy wanted her to stay home not be out on the town pursuing her career. They broke up after he became upset that she was becoming too busy to give him attention and keep up the jail visits.
Cardi B Religion
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzaris is Catholic; she has mentioned in interviews that she has “strong relationship” with God and directly communicates with God.
Cardi B Black
She is black and often displays a confident assurance in regards to being an Afro-Latina. The rapper’s father is Dominican while her mother is Trinidadian.
Cardi B Love And Hip Hop
She quit stripping when she became an Instagram influencer and began hosting club events for money. This Instagram notoriety got her on Love And Hip Hop: New York. She first appeared in season 6 and stayed for two seasons. On the show, she is known for one of the most infamous feuds, with the girlfriend of fellow cast member Swift. Her one-liner from the show (“a girl have beef with me, she gonna have beef with me forever”) went viral. It inspired the release of her song ‘Forever’ off her debut mixtape.
Cardi B Music Career
In November 2015, she made her musical debut on Jamaican reggae fusion singer Shaggy’s remix to his single “Boom Boom”, alongside fellow Jamaican dancehall singer Popcaan. She made her music video debut on December 15, 2015, with the song “Cheap Ass Weave”, her rendition of English rapper Lady Leshurr’s “Queen’s Speech 4”. On March 7, 2016, she released her first full-length project, a mixtape titled Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1
Cardi B released her second mixtape on January 20, 2017, which is the second installment to her Gangsta Bitch Music series. In February 2017, she partnered with MAC Cosmetics and Rio Uribe’s Gypsy Sport for an event for New York Fashion Week. In late February, it was reported that she signed her first major record label recording contract with Atlantic Records. On February 25, 2017, she was the opening act for East Coast hip hop group The Lox’s Filthy America… It’s Beautiful Tour, alongside fellow New York City-based rappers Lil’ Kim and Remy Ma. In April 2017, she was featured in i-D’s “A-Z of Music” video sponsored by Marc Jacobs.
In August 2017, “Bodak Yellow” reached the top two of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also reached number one on the Hot Rap Songs chart and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. She performed at MoMA PS1 on August 19 to a crowd of 4,000. Three days later, “Bodak Yellow” was certified gold for over 500,000 in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).On the Hot 100 chart dated September 25, 2017, she claimed the top spot with “Bodak Yellow”, becoming the first solo female rapper to do so since Lauryn Hill in 1998. With her collaborations “No Limit” and “MotorSport”, she became the first female artist to land her first three entries in the top 10 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In October 2017, she headlined Power 105.1’s annual Powerhouse music celebration, alongside The Weeknd, Migos and Lil Uzi Vert, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Cardi B received the most nominations for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards with 12 mentions, winning three awards. She also tied with Drake for the most nominations at the 2018 American Music Awards. She won three AMAs and performed at the ceremony.
Cardi B Album
- Invasion of Privacy
Compilation album by Cardi B, Lil Yachty, Migos, Offset, Quavo, Takeoff, and Tee Grizzley. 89% of Google users liked the album.
- Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 March 7, 2016
- Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2 January 20, 2017
Cardi B New Album
Invasion of Privacy is the rapper’s newest album as of writing this article and it doubles up as her debut studio album too. Released on April 5, 2018, by Atlantic Records, the album is primarily a hip hop one comprising of trap, Latin and R&B. It also features production from several other artists, most of them also rappers.
Singles from the album
- Bodak Yellow
- Bartier Cardi (featuring 21 Savage)
- Be Careful
- I Like It (with Bad Bunny and J Balvin)
- Ring (featuring Kehlani)
- I Do (featuring SZA)
- Thru Your Phone
- She Bad (with YG)
- Money Bag
- Best Life (featuring Chance the Rapper)
- Drip (featuring Migos)
- Get Up 10
Cardi B Songs
- 2018 Money
I Like It
(with Bad Bunny and J Balvin)
- 2017 Be Careful
(featuring 21 Savage)
(with Migos and Nicki Minaj)
- 2016 Bodak Yellow
What a Girl Likes
As a featured artist
- 2018 Taki Taki
(DJ Snake featuring Ozuna, Cardi B, and Selena Gomez)
Backin’ It Up
(Pardison Fontaine featuring Cardi B)
Who Want the Smoke?
(Lil Yachty featuring Cardi B and Offset)
Girls Like You
(Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B)
(Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B)
(Rita Ora featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX)
Ahora Dice (Real Hasta La Muerte Remix)
(Chris Jeday featuring J Balvin, Ozuna, Arcángel, Cardi B, Offset and Anuel)
(Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B)
- 2017 La Modelo
(Ozuna featuring Cardi B)
(G-Eazy featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B)
(DRAM featuring Cardi B)
(PHresher featuring Cardi B)
- 2016 Heaven on My Mind
(Josh X featuring Cardi B)
She a Bad One (BBA) [Remix]
(Red Café featuring Cardi B)
(Hood Celebrity featuring Cardi B, Josh X, and Young Chow)
Want My Love Back
(Cashflow Harlem featuring Cardi B and Ryan Dudley)
Fuck Me Up
(TJR featuring Cardi B)
Gimme Head Too
(J.R. featuring Cardi B)
Cardi B Disney
For some time now, the Bodak Yellow star has been associated with being on a Disney Channel show called Choo Choo Soul! The hit Disney Channel show had a conductor who helped viewers (majorly kids) to learn alphabets and poems. Cardi’s association with the show is because of the two looks like. So did Cardi B ever host the Choo Choo Soul show or was she a part of the Disney Channel show?
It turns out that they are not the same person. Cardi has never hosted a show on Disney Channel and the conductor’s name is Genevieve Goings. She is a singer, songwriter, and producer. She has done lots of voice-over work for several video games and toy companies. Her show ‘The Happy Hearts Club’ is a fitness and exercise show.
Cardi B Bikini | Cardi B Hair
Cardi B Website
She has her own website called cardibofficial.com.
Cardi B Record Label
She is signed to Atlantic Records and to Quality Control Music under a management deal.
Cardi B Fight
Cardi B Stripper
Before rising to fame via Love & Hip Hop New York and ‘Bodak Yellow’, Cardi had pursued a career as an exotic dancer at the age of 18. According to reports, she planned to retire from stripping at 25 but quit at 23 after becoming a social media personality.
Cardi B Net Worth
How Much Is Cardi B Worth? The Bodak Yellow starlet has an estimated net worth of $8 million. This is mainly from her music career thanks to her videos that went viral on Instagram.