Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, professionally known Cardi B, is a famous American songwriter, actress and rapper. She gained popularity when several of her photos and videos got viral on Vine and Instagram. Cardi B is best known for her hip hop genre. She is the only female rapper in the last 15 years who not only got a nomination but also received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Forbes recognised her as one of the most influential female rappers of all the time. She is also credit for supporting and uniting other female rappers in the industry.
Cardi B: Life
Cardi B was born on October 11, 1992. She lived with her paternal grandmother in Washington Heights, Manhattan, which is the reason behind her which accent. Her stage name ‘Cardi B’ is a derivation from the name of a rum brand, Bacardi (her nickname).In her teens, Cardi B used to do a stripper job to escape poverty and afford her education. She lied to her mother and told her that she earns by babysitting. Once she said that, stripping saved her from a lot of things. When she started stripping, she went back to school. Later Cardi B eventually dropped out from Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Cardi B has a sister named Hennessy Carolina who often accompanies her to award shows. Cardi B claims that she has a strong relationship with God, and she is Catholic. She lived in a rental apartment of Edgewater, New Jersey. Cardi B has been in a long term relationship with an American rapper Offset. They even had a child together and got married secretly. Cardi B filed a divorce in September 2020.
Cardi B: Career
Cardi B joined the cast of “Love & Hip Hop: New York“, a reality television series by VH1 in 2015. She made her musical debut with a song “Cheap Ass Weave” on December 15, 2015. Cardi B released her first mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol.1 on March 7, 2016. Her second mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol.2 released on January 20, 2017. Later in February 2017, she signed her first major recording contract with Atlantic Records. Her commercial debut single, “Bodak Yellow” released on June 16, 2017, by Atlantic Records via digital distribution. Throughout her music career, she earned recognition around the world. She was the first female rapper to top Billboard 100 for three consecutive weeks and that too with her debut.
For an event in New York Fashion Week, Cardi B partnered with M.A.C and Rio Uribe’s Gypsy Sports in February 2017. The lipstick inspired by Cardi B and with her name by Tom Ford released in September 2018 and sold out within 24 hours. She has also been up for commercials. Cardi B joined hands with Pepsi for two television commercials.
Cardi B: Net Worth
The famous American rapper and songwriter Cardi B has a net worth of $24 million. Her first endorsement was for a lingerie chain by Romantic Depot in New York. She has partnered with Pepsi, Gypsy Sport, MAC Cosmetics and Reebok for work. Cardi B released a clothing collection under the brand Fashion Nova in November 2018. Ifs you enjoy reading such articles then follow up for more!