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. Cardi B’s not guilty plea comes a few days after she won best album and best female artist at the BET Awards , which follows on from winning best rap album at the Grammys earlier this year.
Cardi B and Chance the Rapper joined T.I. for the latest episode of his expediTIously podcast on Tuesday, as the trio has been running around doing press together in support of Netflix’s music competition show Rhythm + Flow. When politics became the topic of discussion, both Cardi and Chance agreed that it’s looking like Donald Trump will be re-elected come 2020.
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.
Growing up where Cardi B did, the pressure to join a gang was real — something she did when she was 16 But she wouldn’t advise doing the same because of one simple reason: it’s not profitable. “That’s why I don’t talk about it much,” she revealed in an interview with GQ magazine. “Because I wouldn’t want a young person, a young girl, to think it’s okay to join it.” That explains why she’s not more vocal about that aspect of her life.
In 2013, while working as a stripper, Cardi began posting funny, off-the-cuff monologues to social media that soon led to a spot on the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop. Her candor, then as now, is her secret weapon. She speaks her mind, in a thick New York Latina accent; on platforms known for their artifice, she comes across as hyper-authentic. Recently, demonstrating that her post-baby breasts had been lifted with tape for an event, she announced via Instagram that she would be getting them done, for the second time. I’m not even going to call it surgery, I’m just going to say a ‘titty renovation,’ ” she declared. In both her songs and posts, Cardi rolls out several facets of herself. In some, she’s the snarling vixen, taking to task her naysayers and the truant men in her life; in others, she’s every woman’s ballsy BFF, dispensing tips on how to game the system and make money moves.
Sanders has publicly welcomed her support. In an interview with MSNBC following her tweet, he thanked her for her support and said he had spoken with her and found her very sharp” and with a good understanding of politics and history. In a subsequent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, he reiterated his appreciation for her support and said she is deeply concerned” about what’s happening in the country. Cardi B published the clip on Instagram and said she was sure her high school history teacher was happy.
It should also be noted that no female artists were named headliners for the festival. Rather than giving at least one headlining spot to a female artist, the festival organizers decided to give Phish two sets on two separate nights of the four-day extravaganza. The festival overall fails to recognize mainstream and emerging female artists, as the secondary line doesn’t completely reflect the women currently impacting the music industry today. Only one female artist is listed per day in the follow-up line except for Sunday. Even if Cardi B was moved to the much-deserved headlining role, that would still only leave one female artist serving as a supporting act that Sunday. Out of 14 acts listed under the headliners, only four female artists were announced to perform, and the remaining 10 acts are men acts.
The three-day festival will showcase a carefully curated line up of the biggest names in the music world across Hip Hop, Rap, R&B and Trap. Not only will each stage boast a lineup, the ‘Villes’ provide platforms across art, fashion, sports and gaming, giving festival goers a cultural and lifestyle experience where street-style meets extravaganza.
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 has since earned three number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 ; ” Bodak Yellow ” made her the second female rapper to top the chart with a solo output—following Lauryn Hill in 1998, ” I Like It ” made her the only female rapper to attain multiple number-one songs on the chart, and her Maroon 5 collaboration ” Girls Like You ” made her the sixth female artist to achieve three number-one singles on the chart during the 2010s. 5 Her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy (2018), on which the former two songs are included, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 , broke several streaming records, and was certified triple platinum by the RIAA Critically acclaimed, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album , making Cardi B the only woman to win the award as a solo artist.
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. Cardi B is known for being open about her experiences and life to her fans, and this time is no different.
Looks like she had a very good time, as she went on social media to declare that she will never drink again. Starring:Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, T.I. The rapper talks fame, family, and whether she’ll ever get back together with Offset.
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.
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.
Born and raised in The Bronx she became an internet celebrity after several of her posts went viral. It is somewhat fair to say Cardi B’s whirlwind to stardom happened after she issued her Grammy-nominated, critically acclaimed debut album in 2018, ‘Invasion of Privacy’, which reached number one and broke additional records with her summer hit, I Like It”, making her the first solo female rapper to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album.
Delivering raw, aggressive lyrics in the tradition of of artists like Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj the former stripper and social media star made her first television appearance in 2015 on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop, which she quit to pursue her music, which soon paid off after getting signed to Atlantic records in 2017.
Cardi B arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. During the podcast, T.I mentioned that “miserable, lonely mothafkas” have tried to make him choose sides when it comes to supporting female artists.
Around the time Migos was taking shape, Offset, at the age of 17, learned he would be a father for the first time. I was panicking,” he says about the moment he found out. I was the first one of the homies that jumped off the porch, so I wasn’t really sharing my panics. The time was getting closer and closer for him to be born. And I was thinking, I’m still just a boy.” After the birth, he made a promise to be the dad he never had, doing whatever it took to make ends meet. He turned to crime to provide for his son, and in 2012 landed his first felony conviction for possessing stolen property.
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.
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.