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 is an American hip-hop recording artist and also a television and social media personality. Cardi B reportedly accused one of the women of having an affair with her husband, Offset, a member of the rap trio Migos.
Cardi B appeared as a guest alongside Chance The Rapper on the most recent episode of Tip T.I.” Harris’ podcast, ExpediT.I.ously — yes, it’s a thing — and, as she is wont to do, took some time to deliver some typically lucid and nuanced commentary on current American politics. In a discussion of who’s voting for Trump, Cardi spoke to her opinion that a lot of right-wing voters voted for President Trump due to the fact that they have race-based and religion-based anxieties.
Cardi B is a Grammy Award-winning 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.
Cardi B has become a ubiquitous pop culture staple so quickly that it’s almost hard to imagine a world without her. But as she reminds us over and over again, both explicitly and through her own undeniable wit, Cardi carved out a place for herself by understanding and exploiting systems that would otherwise have shut her out. She funneled her wild charisma into bite-size pieces on social media, leveraged her following into a TV spot on Love & Hip Hop,” proved her worth in the recording booth and developed a bona fide empire. She’s as sharp as she is funny, hyperbolic and hyper-aware of it.
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’.
Fuck all that stream shit because I don’t do music for money. It’s my heart. This is what I believe in. It’s my creativity and I do it for the people.” He tells me he’s thankful to know what controls him, and it’s family and happiness, which, he says, are worth more than millions and accolades.
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.
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.
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. There’s nothing rapper Offset loves more than to see his wife Cardi B rocking the flashiest bling possible.
It was that candor and savvy on social media that helped Cardi B land a spot on Season 6 of Love & Hip Hop in 2016, the VH1 reality show that follows notable people in the hip hop music industry. At first she was cast in a supporting role, as the producers didn’t think she was leading material — which they soon realized, she was. “It’s like, why would y’all doubt me? Like, I have seven hundred thousand bajillion followers,” she shared in an interview with Fader “I’m telling them like, ‘Yo, I have a brand. I’m not even an artist and I fill out clubs.'” Obviously the rest was history, and Cardi B continued her ascent to superstar status.
In other words: Cardi B is a perfect reality show judge. This holds especially true when she’s sizing up a group of artists who saw what she did and want nothing more than to emulate her incredible rise. It’s impossible to list just how many fantastic one-liners Cardi has throughout Rhythm & Flow.” (Seriously: I tried and lost count within a single episode.) What’s perhaps more interesting, though, is that she never loses sight of how the rappers could actually make a name for themselves in the industry. Chance and T.I. have solid advice, and yet neither demonstrates the eye for branding or what makes a star that Cardi does. Watching her calibrate that invaluable sense in real time beyond her offscreen social media presence is one of the series’ most compelling strengths. Even if Rhythm + Flow” were half as entertaining as it is, the Cardi Show at least makes for some incredible television.
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.
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.
Rapper Cardi B has admitted that she used to drug and rob men in the past to pay bills. She may not be old enough to run for the White House, but rapper Cardi B is certainly making an impression on Iowa Democrats.
From a Birkin bag themed cake, a dinner spread consisting of Cardi B’s favorite foods, real-life Birkin bags, and a whole lotta’ diamonds—this was definitely a birthday to remember.
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.
Additionally, Cardi B had a lot going on during those years, so after a few semesters she ended up dropping out of school. At the time, she was also working full time at the Amish Market, a grocery store, which didn’t pay very well. “I was working all week at the market and I still was making only, like, 250 fing dollars,” she shared in an interview with Fader Clearly, then, it was high time to find a more lucrative endeavor.
On January 2nd, 2018, Cardi B became the third artist (and first rapper) to have her first three Billboard Hot 100 entries (Bodak Yellow,” No Limit,” and MotorSport”) in the chart’s top 10 simultaneously, joining only The Beatles and Ashanti in achieving the feat.
The Migos rapper reached out to Pristine Jewelers in NYC about 9 months ago – and owner Avi Davidov tells us Offset made it clear he was looking to score something incredibly special for Cardi’s 27th birthday.
Although she eventually dropped out of school, Cardi B was able to find her own way of rising to the top: first through social media (via Vine and Instagram), then as a reality star (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York) and ultimately, as a force in the music industry.
Cardi B and Offset threw an extravagant first party for their daughter Kulture’s 1st birthday party. Despite there being a massive blackout in New York City that temporarily interrupted Midtown Manhattan’s electricity, the superstar parents still ensured that the festivities were still as lit as could be.
If you’re a hardcore fan of Cardi B, you no doubt have been following all of the spicy details about her super sexy romance with Migos rapper Offset. Nothing about their relationship has been boring, from Offset’s super public 2017 on-stage proposal (that turned out to be staged), to the news of their secret wedding one month before that very public proposal.
Cardi B wants to avoid what recently happened to her foe, Nicki Minaj. The MEGATRON” rapper’s most recent tour is a masterclass in what NOT to do. The U.S. leg of ‘NickiHndrxx’ has essentially been canceled. Nicki and her camp claimed it was due to scheduling conflicts with last year’s Queen album, but several sites pulled the receipts and showed low demand and poor ticket sales.