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Here's everything you need to know about 'WAP' rapper Cardi B, from her real name to her height and more.
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." (Credit: Instagram)
Cardi B has been very open about her experiences with plastic surgery. She underwent a breast augmentation in her teens, and had another one after welcoming her daughter Kulture. She also had liposuction after giving birth. In 2018, she revealed she once got butt injections in someone’s basement for $800. (Credit: Instagram)
"I just wanted to let y’all know that I feel comfortable in my skin, that I’m great, that I’m happy, my record is doing great, and just because you got so much hatred in your heart that when I do great y’all wanna put it down," she said on Instagram. "You can’t, I’ma stay on top with this face, with this natural face. Makeup or not, a b*tch is doing good." Credit: Instagram
In 2020, Cardi B joined the hoards of celebrities making OnlyFans accounts during the pandemic. Cardi previously hinted that her page will be used to address rumours, share behind-the-scenes footage from her music videos and more. Her username is 'IAmCardiB'. (Credit: Instagram)
In 2021, Cardi B teamed up with doll brand Real Women Are to launch her very own limited-edition Cardi B doll. "As everyone knows, I’m a mom. And today, more than ever, it’s important to me to give my daughter inspiration and badass women to look up to," she said upon the doll's release. (Credit: Youtube)
In September 2020, Cardi B announced her divorce from husband Offset, member of rap group Migos alongside Quavo and Takeoff, but later filed to dismiss the divorce. The pair made their relationship public in 2017 and got married in September that year. Before Offset, Cardi B dated a rapper not as well known called Tommy Geez. The pair split while Tommy was in prison serving a four year sentence. Picture: Getty
Cardi B is of mixed nationality. Cardi B's dad is of Dominican descent, while Cardi B's mum 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”. Picture: Instagram/Getty
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
Multiple sources claim that Cardi is 5 feet 5 inches, or 165 centimetres, tall. Picture: Getty
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 was pregnant, and she welcomed her first child with Offset in July 2018. In June 2021, Cardi announced she was expecting her second child with Offset at the BET Awards. Picture: Instagram
According to website Celebrity Net Worth, Cardi B is worth $30 million, as of March 2021. Picture: Instagram
Cardi B revealed to SiriusXM’s Hip Hop Nation that she was paid $170,000 across both performances at Coachella music festival in California. However Cardi clarified that the fee was agreed six to nine months before the release of her debut album 'Invasion Of Privacy'. She also claimed that she spent $300,000 of her own money on her set for Coachella. Picture: Getty
The ‘Bodak Yellow’ rapper is 29 years old and her birthday is 11th October 1992, which makes her a Libra. Picture: Instagram
Cardi B and Offset welcomed their baby girl, Kulture, in July 2018. After Cardi revealed her pregnancy to the world in April 2018, her sister Hennessy Carolina appeared to accidentally reveal the sex of her sister's baby with Offset on Instagram.
Cardi B officially revealed that she was pregnant during her post-album performance on Saturday Night Live in April 2018. Despite denying it in the past, the rapper showed her baby bump to the world.
Cardi B goes by @iamcardib on Twitter and Instagram. Picture: Getty
In March 2018, it was reported that Cardi B would welcome her first child with Migos rapper Offset in the first week of July 2018 – which she did! Despite being set to perform at Coachella in April just three months before, her pregnancy did not interfere with her performance. Picture: Instagram
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
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
Cardi B is from The Bronx which is a borough in New York. Picture: Instagram
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
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 using the handle @iamcardib. Picture: Instagram
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
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
Cardi B is of a mixed nationality as her parents are from two different countries from the Caribbean. Her mother is from Trinidad while her dad is Dominican. Picture: Getty
After her rise to fame, Cardi B invested in some dental work and Cardi B's new teeth before and after was revealed during season seven of Love And Hip-Hop New York. Picture: Instagram
The rapper become a regular character in popular reality series Love & Hip Hop New York, first appearing in season six. However, she went on to quit to pursue other ventures. Picture: Instagram
Cardi B dropped her debut album 'Invasion Of Privacy' in April 2018. The record was met with mass acclaim, and her second album is set to drop in 2020. Picture: Instagram
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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