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Have you got that WAP? Well, rapper Cardi B certainly does, and she’s using it to make a splash in music and culture.
Cardi B is a singer-songwriter, media personality, and entrepreneur with a net worth of $42 Million. She’s one of the most successful artists in America, with a huge following on social media.
Cardi B rose to fame through her work on Vine and Instagram, and she got her foot in the music industry’s door with her mixtapes released in 2016 and 2017. She’s appeared on TV programs like the VH1 series “Love & Hip Hop: New York” and signed record deals with top label Atlantic.
Cardi B received accolades for her music, including numerous Grammys and recognition at the Billboards Music Awards. Her career only took off in 2015, making her one of the new generations of female rappers in the hip-hop scene.
Born as Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, Cardi B is the daughter of Carlos and Clara Almanzar. The rapper says she maintains a strong bond and healthy relationship with her parents. She was born in New York City on 11 October 1992.
The rapper got her nickname “Cardi B” from her family. They gave her the moniker in reference to her dad’s favorite rum, Bacardi. Cardis’ father is Dominican, and her mother has Trinidadian descent, giving Cardi B her island roots.
Cardi B grew up in the South Bronx and around the Washington Heights area as a child. She spent most of her time growing up away from her parents, living with her grandmother. Her mom kicked her out of the house when she was 18 because she started stripping, but Cardi doesn’t regret her decision to take her clothes off in front of men for money.
Cardi B did her early schooling at Renaissance High School in New York, on the Herbert H. Lehman High School campus. After completing high school, Cardi attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College, but she dropped out before graduating.
Cardi Bs career kicked off in 2015. She joined the cast of the VH1 reality TV series “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” debuting on the 6th season of the show. Jezebel; claims Cardi B was the breakout talent on the show that season and the rapper went on to stay with it for two seasons before leaving to focus on her music career.
Cardis’ first taste of the big time came with her appearance on Shaggy’s remix of “Boom Boom,” where she featured alongside Jamaican dancehall legend ‘Popcaan.’
Cardi Bs first single’ Cheap Ass Weave’ debuted in December 2015, and she released her first mixtape ‘Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1’ in March 2016. Cardi B’s music career was gaining traction and attention, with the rapper appearing on the 2016 album “Underestimated: The Album,” where she collaborated with other rap superstars like Josh X, Cashflow Harlem, HoodCelebrityy, and SwiftOnDemand.
Cardi B kept busy, introducing herself on top shows like “Kocktails with Khloe” featuring Khloe Kardashian and “Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne.” The rapper got her big breakthrough in February 2017, when she signed with Atlantic Records.
She released her second mixtape, “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2,” just a month before signing the deal. Cardi B started gaining major media attention. She received a nomination for Best New Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2017 BET Awards, performing at the afterparty show.
Cardi B released her first commercial single ‘Bodak Yellow’ in 2017 under Atlantic Records. She appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Wendy Williams Show” to promote the album. The album was hugely successful, climbing to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 2017.
This feat saw her become the first female artist to top the chart with a single since the release of “Doo Wop (That Thing)” by Lauren Hill in 1998. The New York Times celebrated the track as “the rap anthem of the summer,” It wasn’t long before it was certified seven-times platinum by the RIAA.
The single also received nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards, winning Single of the Year at BET Hip Hop Awards in the same year. Cardi B followed up with the release of her first studio album, “Invasion of Privacy,” in April 2018.
The album was an instant success, hitting the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, making Cardi B the most successful female rapper in history. The RIAA certified “Invasion of Privacy” as double platinum by October 2018, with rolling Stone and Time naming it the ‘Album of the year.’ Time included the rapper on their list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2018.
Cardi B collaborated with some of the most influential names in the hip-hop industry. “No Limit” (2017) saw her share the mic with A$AP Rocky and G-Eazy, she worked with Nicki Minaj and Migos on “MotorSport” (2017), and with Maroon 5 on “Girls Like You” (2018), and “Taki Taki” (2018) saw her feature alongside DJ Snake.
The rapper made her film debut in 2019 in the movie ‘Hustlers,’ where she starred alongside her childhood idol, Jennifer Lopez. The movie was a commercial success, and Cardi B ended up featuring in other Hollywood movies like ‘F9’ released in May 2020.
Cardi B is the most successful female rapper of all time and has plenty of endorsement deals with leading brands. She worked a 2016 campaign with NYC lingerie chain, Romantic Depot, and has partnerships with Gypsy Sport, MAC Cosmetics, Pepsi, and Reebok.
In November 2018, Cardi released a clothing collection with Fashion Nova, a fast fashion brand. However, Cardi Bs biggest commercial success wasn’t her rapping or work on the silver screen; it’s her OnlyFans account.
She joined the platform in 2020 during the early days of pandemic lockdowns. The rapper earned over 81 million followers by the end of 2021, making monthly revenues of $9.43 million. This money eclipsed anything she ever made through her music or movies.
She’s currently the third-ranked creator on the platform, sitting behind Bella Thorne and Blac Chyna. The rapper takes to the platform to post racy nudes of herself and other adult-based content for her fans.
Cardi B started dating Offset, from hip hop group Migos, in 2017, with the couple marrying secretly in September 2017, before announcing it publicly at the Power 99 Powerhouse concert in 2018. Cardi B gave birth to her daughter in July 2018.
However, things didn’t work out between her and Offset, with Cardi B filing for divorce in September 2020. Cardi requested custody of her daughter Kulture, including child support and equitable division of assets due to there being no prenup between her and Offset.
Despite there being inconsolable differences between the two, leading to their divorce, the couple ended up getting back together just a month later. Their whirlwind romance led to the birth of their second child, a baby boy, in September 2021.
As a multi-millionaire, Cardi B enjoys living the high life, and she’s well known for her luxury spending splurges. According to industry insiders, the rapper has a taste for expensive luxury brands. The world’s most successful female rapper also enjoys spending thousands of dollars on custom beauty treatments. She splashes the cash to maintain her good looks and appeal to her OnlyFans subscribers.
Cardi B said this in a Capital Xtra interview “Being an artist, looking good for ya, doing all this extra sh*t to please ya. That s*** costs money,” she said. The rapper states her monthly cosmetics and beauty treatments bills can range from $250,000 to $300,000.
Cardi B is known to spend huge amounts of money without any shame. One of the most notable things she did with her cash was to give her then-husband, Offset, a birthday present of a fridge loaded with $500,000 in cash.
Cardi B also loves to shower her daughter with expensive gifts. Kulture received crazy presents from her mom, including a Versace dress and changing bag, a Givenchy teddy bear, and a custom recliner. She also gave her daughter a $100,000 necklace pendant featuring a design with cartoon characters.
Cardi B is one of the richest female celebrities in the world. She earns close to $10 million monthly from her OnlyFans account alone. That figure eclipses her other revenue streams, of which there are many.
When it comes to assets, the rapper has an extensive jewelry collection in the tens of millions of dollars, she has several luxury cars, and plenty of high-end real estate. Cardi has homes in NYC, LA, and Washington, and her garage is packed with BMWs, Mercedes Benz, Range Rovers, Audis, and more.
Cardi B is a multi-millionaire rap superstar, with her OnlyFans account earning her close to $120 million per year alone. She also earns through her music, royalties on music, and endorsements. We expect it won’t be long before the rapper reaches the billionaire mark.
Despite her sizable fortune, Cardi B has a generous soul. Some of her philanthropic ventures include visiting her old school to interact with students. She also set up a trust for the school for an undisclosed amount.
The visit was a surprise to the teachers and students, as she didn’t bother to notify anyone that she was arriving at the school. The Bronx-born rapper studied at the school from 6th through 8th grade. Cardi spent time with the students, asking them about what they wanted to achieve with their lives and what they liked about school.
The visit to the school was part of her mission to spread awareness of her non-profit, ‘Community Capacity Development.’ This organization focuses on teaching money management principles and wealth building to underprivileged communities in cities like NYC and LA.
Whatever hair color I have on my head, that’s what decides what type of outfit I’m going to wear because not everything goes with your hair color. That’s why I switch it up.
Am I ever gonna grow thick skin? No. I just gotta focus on making money. Cause ain’t no going back. I’m gonna be famous forever.
I could really make a song of hurt because I’ve been hurt by a lot of men…And I never talk about that because I refuse to let people know that I get sad because when a man don’t answer my calls.
If you want it, and the more you keep hearing you can’t have it, you just go and get it.
I’m going to encourage any type of woman. You don’t have to be a woman like me for me to encourage and support you and tell you, ‘Yes, b—h, keep on going.
I’ve been hanging around a lot of people that’s wealthy, that is rich, that is famous. One thing I learned is that no matter how much money you have, no matter how big you are, how famous you are, they will still end up stealing your charger and your lighter.
But being a feminist is real simple. It’s that a woman can do things the same as a man. Anything a man can do, I can do. I can finesse, I can hustle. We have the same freedom. I was top of the charts. I’m a woman, and I did that. I do feel equal to a man.
It’s not that people want to be like me, but some want to say the things I say and can’t because they’re afraid. I say it for them.
I don’t care about anyone not liking me. You b*tches barely like yourselves.
I’m known for proving people wrong. Remember that.
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