19 Facts You Need To Know About Bodak Yellow Rapper Cardi B
Here's everything you need to know about 'Bodak Yellow' rising star Cardi B, who's making waves around the world....
2. Is Cardi B pregnant?
In February 2018, rumours surfaced claiming that Cardi was 3-4 months pregnant, which Cardi claimed were false rumours. However, the following month, TMZ - who correctly reported Kylie Jenner's highly publicised pregnancy - reported that Cardi is pregnant and preparing to welcome her first child with Offset in July 2018!
3. Where are Cardi B's parents from?
Cardi B is of mixed nationality. Her father is of Dominican descent, while her mother is of Trinidadian descent. Growing up, Cardi was raised in Highbridge, a Latino-majority neighbourhood in the South Bronx part of New York City, and her grandmother’s apartment in Washington Heights. Cardi previously said that she had “real good parents” who had “regular, poor jobs”.
4. Was Cardi B a stripper?
Before rising to fame via Love & Hip Hop New York and 'Bodak Yellow', Cardi B pursued a career as an exotic dancer at the age of 18. According to reports, she planned to retire from stripping at 25 but quit at 23 when she became a social media personality. Picture: Instagram
5. What is Cardi B's net worth?
According to website Celebrity Net Worth, Cardi B was worth $600,000 at the start of September 2017. However following the success of 'Bodak Yellow', that figure has reportedly risen to $4m. Picture: Instagram
6. When did Cardi B meet Beyoncé?
Following the success of her breakout single 'Bodak Yellow', Cardi B performed at JAY-Z's 'Made In America' music festival in August 2017. While at the event, she bumped into Beyonce! Picture: Instagram
7. Cardi B exploded onto the Hip-Hop scene with hit single 'Bodak Yellow'.
Cardi B announced her name in Hip-Hop with catchy single 'Bodak Yellow', which was inspired by Kodak Black's 2015 song 'No Flockin'. Some fans think that Cardi 'stole' the song from the Atlanta rapper however Kodak has since taken to social media to suggest he earns money from Cardi's hit single. Picture: Instagram
8. What is Cardi B's real name?
Cardi's real name is actually Belcalis Almanzar. She comes from the Bronx, although her family is of Trinidadian/Dominican descent. Her parents nicknamed her Bacardi, as a testament to her Caribbean heritage. Picture: Instagram
9. How tall is Cardi B?
Multiple sources claim that Cardi is 5 feet 5 inches, or 165 centimetres, tall. Picture: Getty
10. What is Cardi B's Snapchat username?
Fans looking for Cardi B's official Snapchat username will be disappointed, as she confirmed in 2016 that she doesn't use the mobile app. Instead, she tends to use Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Picture: Instagram
11. How old is Cardi B?
Cardi B was born on 11th October, 1992 - making her 25-years-old! Picture: Instagram
12. What does Cardi B mean?
Cardi B's name actually comes from alcohol! “My sister’s name is Hennessy, so everybody used to be like ‘Bacardi’ to me,” she told Wendy Williams. "Then I shortened it to Cardi B. The ‘B’ stands for whatever, depending on the day…beautiful or bully,” she added. “No one calls me Belcalis except for my family, my mother and my daddy."
13. Does Nicki Minaj have beef with Cardi B?
After 'Bodak Yellow' catapulted Cardi to Hip-Hop fame, some fans think that Nicki Minaj dissed her on a song called 'No Flag'. However both Nicki and Cardi have taken to social media to squash rumours of a feud. Although not everyone is convinced... Picture: Instagram
14. Is Cardi B engaged to Offset from Migos?
Yes! Offset from Migos proposed to Cardi B live on stage during Power 99’s Powerhouse at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Picture: Getty
15. Cardi B has a sister called Hennessy Carolina.
Yes, her real name is Hennessy! According to Cardi, her dad came to the delivery room straight from a party where he was drinking his favourite alcohol Hennessy. Her mother loved his suggestion for the name and went with it! Picture: Instagram
16. Did Cardi B get her teeth fixed?
After rising to fame, Cardi B invested in some dental work. The rapper showed off her new pearly whites during season seven of Love And Hip-Hop New York.
17. Does Cardi B have a reality TV show?
Not yet! However the rapper did become a regular character in popular reality series Love And Hip Hop New York, first appearing in season six. However she recently quit to pursue other ventures. Picture: Instagram
18. When is Cardi B's debut album being released?
Cardi B has confirmed that her debut album is set to be released in October 2017! Keep your eyes peeled! Picture: Instagram
19. Cardi B topped the Billboard 100 chart with her single 'Bodak Yellow'.
Cardi B became No.1 on the Billboard 100 chart in September 2017! The rapper overtook Taylor Swift to reach the top of the charts with 'Bodak Yellow'. She is the first solo female to have a rap song reach number one on the Billboard 100 since Lauryn Hill’s ‘Doo Wop’ in 1998. Picture: Getty
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