Who Is Cardi B?
Cardi B is a famous American rapper who was initially recognized as a star on Instagram. This was when she shared with the public her plan of being a stripper. From 2015 to 2017, she was one of the main casts of “Love and Hip Hop: New York,” a VH1 reality TV series. Her first single, “Bodak Yellow,” was number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. She made it to Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2018.
- Celebrity Name: Cardi B
- Full Name: Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar
- Gender: Female
- Birth Date: October 11, 1992
- Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, US
- Age: 27
- Height: 1.6 m
- Weight: 60 kilos
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Status: Married
- Husband: Offset, married since 2017
- Children: Kultur Kiari Cephus
- Profession: American TV ad social media personality, songwriter, and rapper
- Net Worth: $30 million
Cardi B’s real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar and she was born on October 11, 1992, in New York, US. There is not much information about her parents, but what is known is her father is a Dominican, while her mother is Spanish and Trinidadian. She spent most of her younger years in the South Bronx.
During her teens, she was a member of a popular street gang, “Bloods.” She worked in Amish Market and also as a stripper. She is known to have undergone cosmetic surgery, such as breast implants and butt augmentation.
She went to Renaissance High School for Musical Theater and Technology in Herbert H. Lehman. Then, she attended college in the Borough of Manhattan Community College. However, she later stopped schooling when she became famous on Instagram and Vine.
Cardi B tied the knot with fellow rapper, Offset in 2017. They have a child together, Kultur Kiari Cephus. She shared with the public her pregnancy last April 7, 2018, on Saturday Night Live (SNL). Cardi B is also known to have dated Tommy Geez in 2016.
Cardi B’s music career started to go up when the remix of “Boom Boom” was released along with Popcaan. It was a remix of Shaggy’s original song. Her first music video was launched in December 2015, with the hit song titled, “Cheap Ass Weave.”
Her first mixtape was released in March 2016 with the title, “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1.” In September of that same year, she launched her second mixtape with the title, “Underestimated: The Album.” Then, in January 2017, Cardi B released her third mixtape titled “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2.”
In addition, Cardi B has released several singles, such as “Bronx Season” and “Stripper Hoe.” She launched her number one single in 2017 called “Bodak Yellow.” “MotorSport” then followed immediately, which she did a collaboration with Migos and Nicki Minaj. Moreover, she was a featured artist for other famous artists.
Cardi B was included in the main cast of “Love and Hip Hop: New York” in 2015. She was part of the sixth and seventh seasons. She also made appearances in other shows, such as “Kocktails With Khloe,” “Hip Hop Squares,” “Uncommon Sense With Charlamagne,” The Wendy Williams Show,” and “Being Mary Jane.”
Aside from her music, Cardi B is well-known for her fashion. She was on the cover of The Fader Magazine in 2017.
Awards and Achievements
Cardi B had won four awards in the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. These include “Best Hip Hop Style,” “Best New Hip Hop Artist,” “Hustler of the Year,” and “Best Mixtape.” Aside from her winnings, she was also nominated in other categories.
In 2017, she was also one of the nominees for the “Best International Act” in the MOBO Awards. In the same year, she earned two nominations in the BET Awards.
Her song, “Bodak Yellow,” was given the title “The Rap Anthem of the Summer” by the New York Times.
Total Net Worth 2020
To date, Cardi B has a total net worth of over $30 million. Her wealth mainly comes from the mixtapes and singles she has released. Her hit single, “Bodak Yellow,” was certified platinum by both MC and RIAA. Some of her fortunes also come from the numerous TV appearances she made.