Being raised in a poor family was not easy, but Cardi B has proven that her hard work eventually paid off. After paving her path as a successful stripper for years, Cardi turned to hip-hop. She knew that it was a great risk, but she was willing to take it for the sake of her dream.
"You know when you're little, your dream is to be an artist. When you're a teenager, it's like I would like [to] be a rapper," she previously shared. "Then when I was 18, I was [like] eh, whatever. Look how many people try to be rappers. What makes me think [that] I would make it? When my manager told me to give a shot at my dreams, it was a little scary for me. But I see that my dreams are coming true. This is what I dreamed of."
After releasing two mixtapes and signing her first major record deal with Atlantic Records, the Bronx femcee kicked her career as a rapper into high gear with the release of "Bodak Yellow". The track has landed at No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100, marking the highest-charting single by a female rapper since Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" reigned on the chart back in 2014. Last month, "Bodak Yellow" was certified gold for over 500,000 in sales.
Reflecting on her humble beginning as a hip-hop star wannabe, Cardi brags about her newfound success on the track. "I wanted to do a song that is, like, 'You know what? I'm in a good place in my life right now and I want to stun," she said of "Bodak Yellow", before adding, "I felt it in my soul--this song is going to be so popping. While I was recording it, every b***h I don't like came into my head."
Thanks to "Bodak Yellow", Cardi has got major recognitions from fans and the hip-hop industry. After scoring two nominations at the 2017 BET Awards earlier this year, the raptress has nabbed a whopping nine nods at the upcoming BET Hip Hop Awards.
Cardi is currently gearing up for the release of her debut full-length album, which is expected to arrive next month. "I have an album coming. It will be dropping in October," she previously shared. "I'm an October baby, yes...I'm a little nervous to put the project out, but I think it's going to do pretty good."
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Cardi B was born Belcalis Almanzar on October 11, 1992 in Bronx to a Trinidadian mother and a Dominican father. Raised alongside her sister Hannessey Carolina, Cardi learned how to be self-dependent in life since she was a teenager as her cashier mother and cabbie father barely could make ends meet. She had a bold, headstrong nature after her parents' split and due to her strained relationship with her stepfather. » more
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