Cardi B is named on newspapers because of the Bet Awards nominations, the flirtation with Offset, one of the Migos, or even for the convocation arrived from Jay-Z for a concert-event marked TIDAL that will recall in Brooklyn the star rap cream and stripes, but Belcalis Almanzar – better known as Cardi B – has perhaps something more than a normal human and social redemption story behind it.
Born in South Bronx in ’92 from Trinidad’s mother and Dominican father, Cardi – still very young – enters the local section of the Bloods, the infamous gang born in Los Angeles in the ’72 bitter rival of the Crips: at sixteen she tries a little all from the studio – music and theater classes at Renaissance High School – at work (as a saleswoman in an Amish supermarket in Manhattan). With books, the relationship is not great, and with work, it is even worse: the supermarket fires it and Cardi B literally ends up in the street. Salvation comes from not too conventional work: the stripper. Dancing in the strip clubs, Belcalis is saved not only from poverty but also from the violence of the then companion with whom he convinced a place in the center of the Big Apple.
Her real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar.
Musically speaking, everything happens very quickly: it is 2015 when Cardi debuts as a singer – together with the rising star of the dancehall Popcaan – in a remix of “Boom Boom” by Shaggy. Then the irresistible rise: after the video of “Cheap Ass Weave” comes the first mixtape, “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1”. It’s March 2016, and only a few months later the rapper finds herself on the cover of Vibe. In February of this year the second volume of the series “Gangsta Bitch Music” is released, and the singer goes on tour together with two illustrious colleagues, Lil ‘Kim and Remy Ma. Cardi is ready for the big step, which arrives last May when Atlantic Records publishes its first official single, “Bodak Yellow”.
It is the turning point: the song rises to the top of the Billboard ranking, placing Cardi B on the same level as Lauryn Hill, the only woman rapper before her to climb to the top of the US charts – it happened in ’98, with “Doo Wop (That Thing) “.
Kulture Kiari Cephus
Kulture Kiari Cephus is the name of the daughter of Cardi B born 10 July 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Her father is the rapper Offset and her aunt Hennessy Carolina.
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Not even 24 hours after announcing her split from husband and fellow rapper Offset, Cardi B shared the first photo of their baby girl, Kulture Kiari.
As of 2019, Cardi B’s net worth is estimated at $8 million, and she has just gotten married to rapper Offset, who is a member of the hip hop group Migos. No doubt will Cardi B’s net worth figure increase within the next couple of years.
As a good entrepreneur of herself, the rapper is starting to diversify her activities, experimenting also in fashion, as a model, even on very prestigious occasions like the last New York Fashion Week, but the music remains on the first floor. At the end of September, Cardi B posted a preview of a new song on its Instagram channel, which could be included in its first long-distance test.
And what about the duet with Bruno Mars? The two have recorded together with a new version of “Finesse”, a song that the singer had already recorded, alone, for his latest album “24K magic”. For the duet, the two also made a video clip – and will bring this new version to the stage of the Grammy Awards 2018.
Cardi B has a very popular Instagram profile named MOSTHATEDCARDI with more than 44 million followers!