Even if you’re among Cardi B’s 34 million Instagram followers, and have tuned in daily for your fix of her raucous, unfiltered videos on social media, you might want to pause for a second to consider the number of life-changing events she’s cycled through in the year or so since becoming hip-hop’s breakout female star. In July 2018, ten days after Kulture’s birth, Offset was hit with a felony weapons charge, when police say they found three guns and less than an ounce of marijuana during a traffic stop. The trap is set up for you to be in trouble, it’s hard to get out of it,” he says.
Her latest single, Press,” is currently at 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Cover art for the single, in which she says Cardi don’t need more press,” shows her naked and being escorted out of a building as older, male photographers push towards her.
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, made her breakthrough debut in the late 2010s with a quick ascent to the top of the rap and pop charts. Her first run of singles made her the first female rapper in nearly 20 years to top the billboard hot 100 with the hit ‘bodak yellow’.
Streaming networks, for all their creative upsides, have trouble staying timely. Releasing worthy shows every week makes it hard for many to stay in the spotlight for too long, and anything remotely centered on the news cycle tends to expire almost immediately. Talk shows like Netflix ‘s Chelsea” and Hulu’s I Love You, America” struggled to strike the balance between evergreen and timely content. And thanks to the difficulty of keeping spoilers at bay with full-season drops, competitive reality shows have been less about shocking results than the pleasant journeys in between. Netflix is hoping to break that streak with Rhythm & Flow.” It’d be tempting to call it a hip-hop American Idol,” but in truth, Rhythm & Flow” is more ambitious (and its contestants far more actively involved in their own music production) than that.
Along with her BET Award nominations, Cardi B received two Grammy nominations in 2017, for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song, and performed her collaboration with Bruno Mars , “Finesse,” during the January 2018 show. A few months later, she garnered eight nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, before taking home the win for Top Rap Female Artist.
Cardi B has been up to a lot lately. She starred in Hustlers, which was literally made for her, she’s been owning Instagram per usual, and her Netflix show, Rhythm + Flow, airs October 9. Clearly, she has a lot to celebrate, and she’ll hopefully be doing exactly that when she turns 27 today! So in honor of the world being blessed with another year of Cardi B, we ranked her top 25 songs and verses.
Speaking of tattoos, this summer Cardi debuted a new tattoo on the back of her leg in honor of her husband Offset Back in January 2018, Offset also got a tattoo in honor of his wife. For his ink, the ‘śRed Room’ť rapper tattooed the Powerpuff Girl, Buttercup, on his neck with ‘śCardi B’ť written underneath it.
In her personal life, Cardi B is married to Offset and shares a daughter with him: Kulture. Rapper Cardi B has admitted that she used to drug and rob men in the past to pay bills.
The 27-year-old rapper took to Instagram on Friday (October 18) to post a photo of an unidentified woman showing off her huge thigh tattoo. As you’ll see in the post below, Cardi’s face fills up a large portion of the woman’s thigh as she sports pink glasses and the rapper’s name is at the bottom.
Cardi B and Chance the Rapper talked politics on a recent episode of T.I. ‘s expediTIously podcast. In the session, both artists argued that all the signs are pointing to President Trump being reelected in 2020.
Having a child has tempered Cardi B, who says that becoming a mom has changed her priorities. “Before, I cared about everything — relationship, gossip. Now I don’t feel like I have the time to please people,” she revealed in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar “I don’t care about anything anymore — just my career and my kid.” Nothing wrong with that, Cardi.
The I Like It” rapper, 27, celebrated her birthday with a tropical trip to Turks & Caicos, where she spent her time swimming and jet skiing in a couple of very tiny swimsuits.
Reuters reports that fans appeared outside New York Supreme Court in the Bronx to support Cardi as she entered the building. You can read the report here for a detailed description of the rapper’s courtroom outfit. Two other defendants in the case also pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to similar charges.
Today Cardi tells me that Offset has been to her apartment, but they haven’t seen each other and are not really” talking, which is a bit hard to believe after she shows me videos of her gurgling baby on her iPhone and happens to scroll past a photo of Offset with a time stamp reading today. When I ask her if she’s getting back with Offset, I can almost hear her curious entourage, who have arranged themselves on sofas on the perimeter of the room, lean forward to catch the answer. For a moment, the only sound is Bui engaging in some hard-hat-level sanding and scraping of the star’s three-inch nails. Then Cardi says both, I don’t think so,” and Who knows? You never know, you can never tell,” neither of which is exactly a definitive answer.
Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Tip “T.I.” Harris. During an interview with Angie Martinez on her show, Untold Stories of Hip Hop, Cardi B revealed she stopped her period to have sex with Offset.
Bronx-born and raised, Cardi B’s unapologetic approach to life has made her one of the most in-demand performers on the planet. From topping the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with her debut single ‘Bodak Yellow’ to her fighting rapping style, she never holds back. Is she a stripper, a rapper or a singer? It doesn’t matter anymore because Cardi’s coming through drippin’.
On October 1, 2018, Cardi B surrendered to the New York City police for her connection to an August 2018 strip club fight in Queens, New York, in which she allegedly ordered her entourage to attack two bartenders. The rapper was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors, assault and reckless endangerment.
Additionally, she won Best New Artist and Single of the Year in 2017 and Best Hip-Hop Video in 2019 at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. She also won a Grammy Award in 2019.
The Migos rapper also posted a video on his Instagram page , which shows him putting the lavish ring on Cardi B’s finger before embracing in a hug and kiss.
According to police, the rapper got into an argument in August with two of the club’s female bartenders. She had accused one of them of having an affair with her husband, Offset, a member of the rap trio Migos, according to local media.
The rapper surrendered to New York City police last October after a complaint claimed she was involved in a fight at the Angels NYC strip club in Queens.
Both Cardi and Chance were appearing on fellow rapper T.I.’s podcast expediTIously when they spoke of how they both still worry that there is still too much momentum behind the President for him to lose an election.
Atlanta rapper T.I slams fans who give him indirect flack” for supporting both Nicki Minaj & Cardi B. Earlier this month, Cardi shared a video of her husband Offset and Kulture in South Carolina, after the pair had surprised her for US Mother’s Day.
In late July, Cardi B revealed on Instagram that she was pulling out of the planned fall tour with Mars, admitting that she had “underestimated the whole mommy thing.” Mars offered his unconditional support in a reply post, confirming she was “absolutely doing the right thing” and offering to play “Bodak Yellow” in her honor while touring.
Wait, you mean to tell me this is a G-Eazy song? Never would’ve guessed, since Cardi basically rapped him off the track. Sorry to this man. The 39 year-old rapper also revealed that he’s received “indirect flack” when he featured a tribute to Nicki and Cardi in his Trap Museum.
The main reason Cardi B was so vulnerable was because of her health. “My mom used to cry a lot because she used to be scared that I would fall asleep and die of an asthma attack,” she revealed in an interview with the men’s magazine. Her asthma was so severe, in fact, that she would spend time in the hospital for weeks at a time because of it. “People used to tell my mom, ‘She’s not going to make it.'” she continued, showing just how dire the condition was. Fortunately for all of us, Cardi B is still here, and she’s stronger than ever.
Not since Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998 has a female rap star climbed into the No. 1 spot on the U.S. music charts. Cardi B’s accomplished this feat with her hit Bodak Yellow” and her ascent knocked Taylor Swift out of the spot. Bodak Yellow” became the longest-running No. 1 song from a solo rapper.
More recently, she responded to conservative pundit Candace Owens, who apparently did not learn the Tomi Lahren lesson about fighting with Cardi and challenged her to a debate. Cardi B’s response: Her goal is to get young people to pay attention to politics and advocate for whoever they choose to support. She took the high road.
Although she’s clearly having the time of her life, Cardi is still thinking of her number one pride and joy – baby Kulture. Cardi B arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California.
Cardi B, a Grammy-nominated American rapper, social media personality and former reality star whose commercial debut single Bodak Yellow” surged to the top of the music charts in 2017. Adding to her success that year, Cardi B also collaborated on G-Eazy ‘s No Limit,” Migos’ MotorSport,” Puerto Rican sensation Ozuna’s”La Modelo” and in December last year, she released her second single Bartier Cardi.”.
As a kid, Cardi had a sense that she was destined to do something creative, which led her to a performing-arts school on the Bronx’s east side. She tried acting and singing (though she was convinced all of her classmates were better), wrote some poetry. But she’d also crack up friends and boyfriends by rewriting songs by, say, Beyoncé to make them waaay sluttier.” That hobby caught Shaft’s attention years later, leading him to encourage her to pursue rapping seriously.
And all along the way, the pair have broken up and gotten back together multiple times, taking all of their fans on a roller coaster ride. For one, just days before Offset dropped down on one knee in front of ecstatic fans, Cardi B posted a picture of herself on a now-deleted Instagram post, along with the text “single.” She amended that one day later in another now-deleted post , and all was well again.
Things got a little steamy late on Sunday night when Cardi took a dip in the pool purely to film an Instagram story video of her twerking. The rapper talks fame, family, and whether she’ll ever get back together with Offset.
Cardi B and Chance The Rapper have shared their fears and beliefs that Donald Trump will be elected as US President once again, despite both being staunch and vocal supporters of the opposition.
The meteoric rise of artists like Bruce Springsteen and Cardi B reveals how popular culture inspires and empowers audiences. To a generation of working-class Americans ensnared in the economic anxieties of the late 1970’s, Born to Run validated their experiences. Today, Cardi B’s double platinum-certified Invasion of Privacy plays a similar role. In tracks like Best Life,” Cardi is speaking directly to listeners who feel as if they must sacrifice their sense of self to prosper in America. The song proclaims: hell no, you don’t-and I’ll prove it.
Raised in the Bronx, Cardi was the naturally rebellious daughter of a Trinidadian-born cashier mother and a Dominican Republic-born cabdriver father. Her mother was strict. Nevertheless she joined the notorious Bloods gang, moved out of her mother’s home and in with a boyfriend and, finding herself broke, took a job as a cashier at a grocery store. To build a nest egg, she became a stripper. To build a bigger nest egg, she became a hot girl on social media. In 2015, she was cast as a lovable loudmouth on the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: New York, then began releasing her own mixtapes. Her debut single, Bodak Yellow,” went to the top of the charts, and it took her only one album to achieve escape velocity: Invasion of Privacy, arguably the best debut album from a female rapper since Lil’ Kim’s 1996 Hard Core.
Nearly four months after welcoming her first child with husband Offset, Cardi B spoke about going into labor during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live October 18. As expected, the 26-year-old rapper kept it nothing but real.
At the time, Cardi B didn’t realize the significance of the song’s success. “When I got to number one, I didn’t even know that no woman has done that since 1998,” she revealed in an interview with i-D “I didn’t know how important it was for the community or the minorities.” Indeed it was, and after that, millions of people were hanging on to her every word, eagerly waiting to see what she’d do next.
Following her engagement and the success of Bodak Yellow,” Cardi released the follow-up single Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage just in time for Christmas. Cardi followed that up with features on the Multi-Platinum singles No Limit” with G-Eazy and A$AP Rocky, and Finesse (Remix)” with Bruno Mars. Cardi released her debut album, Invasion of Privacy , on April 6, 2018.