|Cardi B Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||October 11, 1992|
Cardi B is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality, and actress who has released a number of chart-topping tracks and albums such as Invasion of Privacy, Bodak Yellow, I Like It, Please Me, and WAP. Included in the Time magazine’s annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2018, she became the first female rapper with multiple billion-streamers on Spotify and has also won at least one Grammy Award, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 4 American Music Awards, and 11 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar
Cardi B, Bacardi
The Bronx, New York, United States
Edgewater, New Jersey, United States
Cardi B went to the Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology.
She later got enrolled at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. At the college, she took French and history courses. However, she dropped out before completing her education.
Rapper, Songwriter, Television Personality, Actress
- Father – He was a cab driver.
- Mother – She has worked as a cashier.
- Siblings – Hennessy Carolina (Sister) (Social Media Star, Television Personality)
- Others – She had a strained relationship with her stepfather.
Cardi B was previously managed by Shaft, who is a New York entertainment industry veteran.
She is also represented by KSR Group, Talent Management Company, New York City, New York, United States.
KSR, Atlantic Records
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm (as per Cardi B’s several tweets in 2019)
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Cardi B has dated –
- King Yella (2015)
- Tommy Geez (2015-2016)
- DJ Self (2016)
- Offset (2017-2018, 2018-2020, 2020-Present) – The rumors of Cardi B dating Migos’ rapper Offset started swirling around by the turn of 2017. Offset debuted their relationship on social media in February 2017 as he live-streamed them sitting together inside NRG Stadium at the Super Bowl. Cardi confirmed their relationship about a week later by sharing their video on Instagram on Valentine’s Day. She even decided to cast him in her single, Lick, in which they put up quite a steamy show. In June, their relationship was reportedly complicated. They had been on and off for a couple of months at that time. However, by the end of the month, they seemed to be back together as they were pictured kissing while shopping on Rodeo Drive. In August, they created a minor controversy as a short video of Offset rubbing his crotch in a nightclub was posted on social media. On July 10, 2018, the couple welcomed their first child together, daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. In September 2017, they had secretly married which they revealed later in June 2018. The couple split in 2018 which was revealed in December 2018. In December 2018, Offset and Cardi B were seen on the same jet ski in Puerto Rico during a holiday. In January 2019, it came to public attention that they have reconciled. But, by September 2020, she had filed for divorce from Offset. In October 2020, they were very much together and had filed for paperwork to dismiss the divorce by November 2020. This was the second time she filed a paper to cancel the legal split from Offset. In June 2021, the couple announced that they were expecting their 2nd child together. Cardi gave birth to a baby boy named Wave Set Cephus on September 4, 2021.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Hispanic and Black)
On her father’s side, she has Dominican ancestry while on her mother’s side, she is of Trinidadian and Spanish descent.
- Curvaceous figure
39-27-36 in or 99-68.5-91.5 cm
6 (US) or 38 (EU)
9 (US) or 39.5 (EU)
- Cardi B was seen in the Uber Eats Super Bowl 2021 commercial along with Wayne’s World (1992) actors Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.
- In 2021, she collaborated with Reebok to launch a collection of holographic-type colors like lavender, camel, white, and many more.
- In February 2023, Cardi B was featured alongside Offset in McDonald’s 2023 ‘Super Bowl’ commercial.
She is a devout Christian and a firm believer in God.
She has even claimed in her interviews that she talks directly to God pretty regularly.
Best Known For
- Being cast as a member of the VH1 reality TV series, Love & Hip Hop: New York
- The popularity of her single, Bodak Yellow, which managed to sneak into top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart
As a Singer
In March 2016, Cardi released her debut mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1.
First TV Show
In 2015, Cardi B made her first TV show appearance in the reality series, Love & Hip Hop: New York.
Cardi B isn’t a big fan of working out regularly and following specific diets.
She often claims that stripping in her late teens has helped her to get rid of all the body fat and she needn’t work out any longer.
However, she doesn’t mind hitting the gym when she is preparing for a specific event. For example, it was reported that she was working out twice a day to get in perfect shape for her appearance at the 2017 BET awards.
Cardi B Favorite Things
- Spirit Animal – Monkey or Ape
- Food – Chinese, Mexican, and anything cooked by her grandmother
- Artist – Madonna and Lady Gaga
- Influences – Ivy Queen, Trina, and Khia
Cardi B Facts
- Well, before she became a celebrity, she had a full-time job at the Amish market. However, she was fired by her store manager for giving a considerable discount to her co-worker.
- She became a stripper at the age of 19 after the store manager (while firing her) had suggested her to work as a stripper as she had a nice body.
- She has revealed that one of the reasons for becoming a stripper was poverty. Also, she thought that it would help her in escaping domestic violence and the abusive relationship she was in.
- In her youth days, she was a member of the infamous Bloods street gang. She became gangbanger at the age of 16.
- She started her ascent to fame in 2013 as her short videos on Vine started going viral. Plus, her Instagram page was gaining followers as well.
- She was so embarrassed by working as a stripper that she hid her job from her family for around 2 years. She told them that she was earning good money because she was babysitting ‘some rich white people.’
- Cardi B has a short temper.
- In 2018, Cardi was accused of tossing bottles of champagne and a hookah at 2 bartending sisters in a Queens strip club. She reportedly suspected that one of the women was sleeping with her rapper husband Offset. Due to the incident, she received a mandatory community service sentence. In January 2023, it was revealed that she had failed to start her community service and had until March 1 to complete the 15 days of community service.
- In 2019, Cardi filed a lawsuit against YouTuber Tasha, claiming that the YouTuber used her channel to spread malicious rumors and false information about celebrities for financial gain. In January 2022, during an appearance in court, Cardi revealed that she experienced suicidal thoughts after Tasha‘s remarks. Later that month, it was revealed that Cardi had won the lawsuit.
- On August 7, 2020, she released the lead single, WAP, from her 2nd studio album and it featured rapper Megan Thee Stallion. The song topped several charts including US Rolling Stone Top 100, US Billboard Hot 100, US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard), UK Singles (Official Charts Company), Canada (Canadian Hot 100), and Australia (ARIA) and also broke the record for the largest opening streaming week for a song in US history.
- She is a feminist who is known for uniting female talents in the music industry.
- On Cardi’s 28th birthday, Kylie Jenner sent her a powder blue Hermès Birkin bag as a birthday gift.
- In October 2020, Cardi B deleted her Twitter account after firing back at the people who were judging her relationship with Offset.
- Cardi B was the Woman of the Year at the 2020 Billboard’s Women in Music event.
- Cardi B is the first artist to win the “Favorite Song in the Rap/Hip Hop” category 2 times at American Music Awards (AMA). The first one happened in the 2018 AMAs for the song “Bodak Yellow” and the second one for the song “WAP” with Megan thee Stallion at the 2020 AMAs.
- On December 14, 2020, Offset was gifted a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster car on his birthday by Cardi B which was worth $600,000. Offset had gifted Cardi a new Rolls-Royce car on her birthday in 2020.
- In December 2020, she ended her legal battle with her former manager, Shaft with out of court settlement who had sued her in 2018 for $10 million claiming that she left him out in the cold once she got successful with her single Bodak Yellow.
- In December 2020, Cardi showed her disappointment when she revealed that her 2-year-old daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus wanted to stomp on a wet puddle every time she would see it as a result of watching Peppa Pig.
- In August 2020, Cardi had joined the OnlyFans website for which she had kept the subscription fee at $4.99 a month.
- In February 2021, she released her new song Up.
- In August 2021, Cardi and Lizzo teamed up for the release of a new single titled Rumors.
- In November 2021, Cardi was announced as the host of the 2021 American Music Awards.
- In November 2021, Cardi revealed that she had purchased a new house in New York City.
- In November 2021, Cardi received a gift (a hat with the greeting “Hello, you”) from Goldberg, Penn Badgley‘s character on Netflix’s You.
- In November 2021, Cardi B offered to officiate Kal Penn‘s wedding with Josh.
- Cardi had worn a full-face gold face mask along with a veil to the 2021 American Music Awards.
- In December 2021, Cardi was announced as Playboy‘s first-ever “Creative Director”.
- In December 2021, Cardi launched her vodka-infused whipped cream brand, Whipshots.
- In April 2022, Cardi deactivated her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
- In July 2022, Cardi teamed up with Kanye West and Lil Durk for a new single titled Hot Sh-t.
- In September 2022, Cardi donated $100,000 to her old elementary school, I.S. 232, in NYC’s Morris Heights neighborhood.
- In October 2022, it was revealed that a man named Kevin Michael Brophy had filed a $5 million lawsuit against Cardi for copyright infringement after an image of his tattoo was used for the cover of her 2016 mixtape, Gangsta B*tch Music Vol. 1.
- In December 2022, Cardi and Rosalia released a new song titled DESPECHA RMX.
- Cardi had got fillers on her nose in the past. However, she later got them removed before getting a nose job in 2020.
- In February 2023, Cardi B showed off a new tattoo on her face (at the jawline) which has written ‘Wave’ in red ink. It is a tribute to her 2nd child Wave.
- In February 2023, in partnership with McDonald’s, she launched “The Cardi B & Offset” meal.
- In June 2023, Latto and Cardi B teamed up for a new single titled Put It On Da Floor Again.
- In July 2023, Cardi teamed up with Offset for a new song titled Jealousy.
- During a mid-performance in a concert in Drai’s Beach Club, Las Vegas in July 2023, a fan threw a drink at Cardi B due to which she threw her microphone at that person in frustration. Later that month, the fan filed a police report against her for ‘battery’. In August 2023, it was revealed that Cardi had been exonerated and would not be charged for ‘battery’.
- In September 2023, Cardi teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion for a new song titled Bongos.
- In December 2023, Cardi made her runway debut during the “Balenciaga Fall 2024 Fashion Show”.
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