Cardi B’s birth name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar. She is an American rapper, songwriter, actress and television personality. She has had quite a successful career, which started when she became an internet celebrity owing to a few of her posts and videos which got viral on Vine and Instagram. Her public image is that of a feminist and as a hero of women empowerment. She is a devout Catholic who has expressed her strong connection with God, often saying she directly communicates with God.
Keep reading to know more about her professional career and personal life.
Cardi B Net Worth And Career
After several of her posts becoming viral on the internet, she has had an eventual success in her professional career. For three consecutive years, she appeared as a regular on the VH1 reality television series Love and Hip Hop: New York. Since then, she has also released two mixtapes called Gangsta Bitch Music, Volume 1 and 2. Her music video debut came out in 2015 with a song known by the name of ‘Cheap Ass Weave’, which is also said to be her rendition of ‘Queen’s Speech 4’ of English Rapper lady Leshurr. The ‘Viva’ issue of the Vibe magazine had her featured on its digital cover. She was also a part of a very famous compilation released by the KSR Group, collaborating with numerous artists Josh X, Cashflow Harlem and many more. Her appearance was also seen in an episode of Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne and on the episode of Khloe Kardashian’s Kocktails with Khloe, wherein, she revealed to the world and specifically her mother that she was a stripper in the early years of her life.
Her first endorsement deal was with Romantic Depot, which is a large chain of Lingerie stores selling sexual health and wellness products in New York. She has been a part of various tours, even opening the acts for several hip-hop groups and has also had the chance of appearing as a guest star on the celebrity panel show Hip Hop Squares. She had the honour of being nominated for Best New Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist for the 2017 BET Awards. Her commercial single was released by the Atlantic Records in 2017, which she also performed on The Wendy Williams Show and on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The single debut is titled as ‘Bodak Yellow’. She became the first person of Dominican descent to reach number one in the history of Hot 100. The song received several nominations in the 60th Grammy Awards.
Her net worth is estimated to be at around $8 million.
Cardi B Controversies and Legal Issues
Quite a significant controversy was caused when Cardi B threw one of her shoes at while attempting to physically fight one of her fellow rappers, Nicki Minaj, in an afterparty of the New York fashion Week 2018. Cardi B, being a bisexual, responded articulately to the comments when a collaboration called ‘Girls’ was released. A livestream Instagram video of Cardi from 2016 surfaced this year, stating her action of drugging and robbing a man who came to her hotel room for sex purposes.
She was also charged with a couple of misdemeanours, particularly, assault and reckless endangerment, for which she even had to appear in Court.
Cardi B Personal Life: Religion, Dating, Break Up
She is a devout Catholic who has often claimed to be in direct contact with God. In early 2017, she dated a fellow American rapper Offset, and on expressing her feelings abut the same, she said that meeting him and his friends has indeed been blessing as she saw the hard work put in by them in their ventures. They got engaged in the October of the same year, when Offset proposed Cardi B in a concert.
She revealed her pregnancy, with their baby, in April 2018 and gave birth to a daughter in July of the same year. Their daughter was named Kulture Kiari Cephus. And, in the December of this happening year, Cardi made an announcement about her break up with Offset, on Instagram. While it was in February this year that they received an award for Best Rap Album together.
Quick Facts About Cardi B
Name: Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar
Date of birth: October 11, 1992
Birthplace: New York City, New York, US
Parents: Carlos Almanzar
Children: Kulture Kiari Cephus (daughter)