ARTIST OF THE MONTH: 10 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT CARDI B
1. Cardi B isn't her real name
Cardi B’s real name is Belcalis Almanzar. In one of her interviews, she said that her old Instagram was kept on being deleted because of her nickname “Bacardi”, that’s why she changed it to “Cardi B”.
2. Cardi b is the first female rapper to hit no. 1 on billboard’s hot 100 chart in almost 20 years.
Cardi b is the second female hip hop artist to top the billboard 100 after Lauryn Hill in 1998.
3. Cardi B is a native New Yorker
Belcalis Almanza is born and raised in the Bronx. The 25-year-old’s mother is Trinidadian and her father is Dominican.
4. Cardi B was a stripper before the hiphop scene
Stripping became a way for the young Becalis escape poverty, an abusive relationship, and pay to go to school. Cardi said “I would never be ashamed of it. I made a lot of money, i had a good time and it showed me a lot.”
5. Cardi b used to have crooked teeth
Cardi was known for her crooked teeth, the rapper got porcelain veneers to shut down the internet trolls.
6. Attacked by a cheetah on set
A behind-the-scenes look into Cardi B's music video for her hit single Bodak Yellow has revealed how she was nearly attacked by a cheetah on the set. She is seen holding the wild animal's leash when out of nowhere the cheetah hissed at her. The crew then decided to use a much friendlier cheetah, which is the one that more than 450 million people have seen in Bodak Yellow since its release in June 2017.
7. Cardi b is a Little Monster.
In high school, Cardi paid tribute to lady gaga with her own rendition of "Bad Romance." She also credits her as one of her fashion icons.
Yup, that's young Cardi B right there.
8. 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.
9. Cardi B is not a typical romantic
Instead of a dinner at a restaurant, Cardi prefers to have a date in a strip club. She told that she wants to see the dancers because she once was too and it’s a win-win situation for her because there’s also food in the club she said.
10. "The Michelle Obama of the hood"
Cardi says that she tries to inspire girls from the hood by speaking in a more colloquial way, so that people will understand her.