Cardi B stepped on the scene and almost overnight took the world by storm. Born Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, the Afro-Dominican-Trinidadian rapper first made a name for herself for showing off her honest and in-your-face attitude on her Instagram account and later on the reality show, Love & Hip Hop: New York (from 2015-2017). Cardi was making music before dropping the 2017 hit single, “Bodak Yellow,” but the jam however, put her on the map, and helped make Cardi B a star.
Today, Cardi is practically a household name. She is arguably the biggest female rapper out right now, and has broken records and limits, left and right. We’ve seen Cardi sitting front row at New York Fashion Week shows (and next to Anna Wintour), speaking her mind on national talk shows, announcing her pregnancy in style on Saturday Night Live, and making the world pay major attention to another dope Latina from the Bronx.
Now that Cardi B has all our attention, why not take a look at 15 facts we dug about the rapper okurrr?!