You’ve probably seen, read or heard some things about Cardi B in recent months. She’s one of the most popular artists we have right now, but there’s still a lot to be discovered about this recent addition to showbiz.
You probably know by now that Cardi B used to be an exotic dancer, but what other secrets does this enchanting creature have in store for us?
She Joined A Gang When She Was 16
Cardi grew up in some rough neighborhood of the Bronx, where I guess it was pretty normal for people to join a gang at a young age if you wanted to sleep comfortably. Cardi chose no different, but she did get out sooner and more alive than most people.
Feud With Nicki Minaj
This has been going on for literal years, but there’s always been this underhanded tension between Nicki and Cardi. Rumours about the pair writing nasty lyrics about each other have been popping up left and right, despite both parties denying it at first. In recent years there have been some social media outburst aimed at each other, but it’s anyone’s guess whether this is an actual feud or a publicity stunt.
She Was Raised Catholic
While this might not seem very obvious for someone that joined a gang and later worked as an exotic dancer, Cardi is very religious. She speaks about her connection to God openly and even claims that He guides her regularly.
She’s a Feminist
According to Cardi B, there’s no reason to not be able to be a feminist when you have a dark past and did the things she did. While she has no big degrees, she does have a strong opinion and the position to influence people. And I guess that should be enough.
Open About Plastic Surgery
It’s no secret that Cardi B has had work done in the past, and she has no intention to lie about it either. She has a pretty good reason for it, too. In her line of work as an exotic dancer, she claims people didn’t go to the club to see your every day girls that looked like they just got picked up on the street.
Debuted at #1
While debuting at #1 happens frequently enough, this was the first time in 19 years a female rapper pulled it off. And not only that, but her album actually bumped Taylor Swift off the #1 spot. Now that’s a good way to start your career!
Love And Hip-Hop New York
Cardi was famous long before she started her music career. In fact, she was known for starring in the VH1 show Love And Hip-Hop New York, where she allowed the cameras to follow the starts of her music career, including the drama in her personal life.