Who is Cardi B?
Born Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar under the sign of Libra on the 11th of October 1992, in The Bronx, New York City USA, Cardi B is a 25-year-old Hispanic former stripper, a rapper, Viner, reality TV star and social media personality of Dominican and Trinidadian descent. She is perhaps best known for her popular songs on YouTube, such as “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It.” She has also had a number of other successes in the entertainment industry, both as a singer and reality TV star throughout her often lucrative varied career since 2015.
Early Life: Growing Up in BronxCardi was raised in her birthplace by her Dominican cabbie father and her Trinidadian cashier mother, both of unknown names. Cardi also has a sister who is famous too, named Hennessy Carolina Almanzar, who is three years younger and a TV personality and a social media star. Cardi didn’t really have an interest in becoming famous when she was young, although focused on making money any way she could. She spent a lot of time moving between the Bronx and her paternal grandmother’s home in Washington Heights in Manhattan, which helped her cope with her parents’ divorce in her preteen years. She also had interests in gangs, which is why she claimed to be a member of The Bloods as early as 16 years of age. As for her education, she attended Renaissance High School For Musical Theater & Technology, which is a vocational high school and part of the Herbert H. Lehman High School campus, from where she matriculated in 2000. She never pursued a college education.
Career: From a Cashier to a RapperAs a teenager, Cardi worked as a cashier, but she was fired when she was 19, at which point her manager stated that she should work at a strip club. She took-up this suggestion, and worked at unpopular clubs at first, but later moved onto more lucrative venues. She revealed in a later interview that she became a stripper to escape poverty, and get her own place to live in. She also stated: ‘It really saved me from a lot of things. When I started stripping I went back to school.’ In 2013, she began building a significant online presence, thanks to her frequent posts on popular video sites such as Vine and YouTube. She also started posting short videos on Instagram, which she still does today, and quickly garner a large number of followers. In November 2015, she was heard with Shaggy and Popcaan in their cover of “Boom Boom”, and the next month her own debut music video of the song entitled “Cheap Ass Weave” came out. She released two mixtapes after that, but her most significant achievement is the song “Bodak Yellow”, for which she received an Emmy award nomination.
Love Life: Married to Offset
As for Cardi’s romantic involvements, it is known that she had a boyfriend prior to her current relationship, a rapper named Tommy Geez, however, they split up when Tommy was imprisoned for four years. In early 2017, she began dating the Migos member named Offset; when asked about her relationship, she stated: ‘I see how hard they work. And that motivated me to work even harder. And I see how good things are going for them and how popping it is to be number one. And I’m like, I want that. A lot of people just see their jewelry and money, but I don’t think a lot of people see how hard they work for that shit every single day.’
The two became engaged on the 27th of October 2017, after he proposed to her at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia during the Power 99 Powerhouse performance. Subsequently, on the 7th of April 2018 during “Saturday Night Live”, Cardi stated that she was pregnant, and on 25th of June revealed that they had married in September 2017 in a private ceremony in their bedroom!
What is Cardi B’s Net Worth?
Wealth is close to $4 million, made as a stripper and social media personality and controversial and unbashful rapper.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) May 25, 2018
- Body 36-27-36
- Height 5ft 6ins (1.68m)
- Weight ~132lbs (60kg)
- Hair color is pitch dark
- Eyes are dark brown