Cardi B Biography: age, husband Offset, daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus, awards, net worth, parents, family, education, career, feud with Nicki Minaj, her arrest, …
- Cardi B Full Biography:
- Cardi B Age & Date Of Birth
- Cardi B High School Education
- The meaning of “Cardi B”
- Cardi B Net Worth
- Cardi B Early Life, Parents, Family, Hometown, Sister Hennessy
- How Cardi B started life as a stripper in clubs
- Cardi B & Offset Marriage, Children, Relationship
- Controversies: Cardi B’s feud with Nicki Minaj
- Cardi B Music Career
- Cardi B Studio Albums
- Cardi B Films, Movies
- Concert Tours
- Musical Influences from Missy Elliott, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Lil’ Kim, Tweet
- Legal Issues: Arrest and Indictment
- Awards, Recognition, Accolades, Nominations
- Cardi B Instagram
- Cardi B has deleted her Twitter account
Cardi B Full Biography:
Born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, Cardi B is a Grammy award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, social media personality, former reality star, and actress.
Cardi B became the first solo female artiste ever to win a Grammy Award for “Best Rap Album of The Year” for her debut album, “Invasion of Privacy” at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, 2019.
The “I Like It” hitmaker currently holds the record as the only female rapper with multiple billion-streamers on Spotify.
Cardi B is also the first female rapper ever to take home the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) award for “Songwriter of the Year”.
She became the first female rapper to get her first three entries in the top 10 of the Hot 100, achieving same feat on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with the release of her collaborations on G-Eazy’s “No Limit” and Migos’ “MotorSport“.
Cardi B Age & Date Of Birth
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar aka Cardi B was born on Sunday, October 11, 1992.
The “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker is currently 28 years of age and will be 29 come next year, 2021.
Cardi B High School Education
Cardi B attended the Renaissance High School — a vocational high school on the Herbert H. Lehman High School campus — where she offered Musical Theater & Technology.
She then enrolled in community college in Manhattan after graduation in 2010. There, she took courses in French, Western Civilization, and political science.
“I thought I could be a history teacher one day, but what turned me off was when they told me what you get paid,” she recalled in an interview with i-D. “I didn’t like that.” Fair point!
Out of pressures, Cardi B dropped out of school after doing a few semesters.
The meaning of “Cardi B”
According to the American rapper, she got her stage name “Cardi B” from the alcoholic beverage, Bacardi.
“My sister’s name, her name is Hennessy, so everybody used to be like Bacardi to me… then I shortened it to Cardi B, and the ‘B’ stands for whatever… depending on the day,” she said.
Cardi B Net Worth
According to website ‘Celebrity Net Worth’, The “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker is worth $24 million as of July, 2020.
Cardi B Early Life, Parents, Family, Hometown, Sister Hennessy
Cardi B was born to Trinidadian mother and a Dominican father (Mr Carlos Almanzar) in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Her dad was a taxi driver while her mom worked as a cashier in a supermarket.
She was raised in the Latino-centered Highbridge neighborhood of South Bronx, New York City.
After her parents divorced, Cardi B spent a lot of time with her paternal grandmother, Esperanza Almanzar, in neighboring Washington Heights.
Cardi B is Catholic by faith and has talked about her “strong relationship” with God in interviews, usually asserting that she directly communicates with God.
Cardi B has a younger sister by name, Hennessy Carolina Almanzar (born on December 22nd, 1995) who also has a huge following on social media and has accompanied her (Cardi B) to award shows, such as the 2017 Grammy Awards.
The rapper also has six half-siblings from her father’s side and some of their names are Maciel, Nicauly, and Fernando.
In an interview with Zendaya in CR Fashion Book in 2018, Cardi talked about being Afro-Latina and Afro-Caribbean.
At age 16, Cardi B joined the “Bloods Gang” whilst she was in Renaissance High School where she offered Musical Theater & Technology.
How Cardi B started life as a stripper in clubs
During her teens, Cardi B was employed at a deli in Tribeca. After she was fired, her manager suggested she apply to be a stripper at the strip club across the street.
To escape poverty and domestic violence in an abusive relationship, Cardi B later decided to become a stripper after she was kicked out of her mother’s home.
Cardi B has publicly expressed how proud she was when she became a stripper.
“It really saved me from a lot of things. When I started stripping, I went back to school,” the “Bodak Yellow” she said.
While stripping in nightclubs, Cardi B lied to her mother that she (Cardi B) was making money through babysitting.
Although Cardi B was a school dropout, she maneuvered her way through life and rose to the top, first through popular social media platforms like Instagram and Vine, and then as a reality star of “Love & Hip Hop: New York”.
In March 2019, the rapper, in an Instagram Live video, admitted to drugging and robbing her clients (men) who willingly came with her to hotel rooms for sex, stating the men she referred to were conscious, willing, and aware.
The rapper added that she took some money from her clients (men) because they wasted her time by falling asleep, and then “kept coming back”.
Cardi B later came back to address the issue on social media but stopped short of apologizing to the men she offended writing, “I did what I had to do to survive”.
Cardi B & Offset Marriage, Children, Relationship
Before she got engaged to Offset, Cardi B used to date a rapper by name Tommy Geez. The two split while Tommy was in prison serving a four year sentence.
On October 27th, 2017, Cardi B and Kiari Cephus aka Offset — who is a member of the southern hip hop group Migos — got engaged, after Offset had earlier proposed to Cardi B during the Power 99 Powerhouse concert at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The two lovebirds had dated for 8months before getting engaged.
On June 25, 2018, TMZ found a marriage license revealing Cardi B and Offset had secretly married in September 2017 privately in their bedroom.
Shortly after their engagement, Offset’s infidelities began to surface which almost marred their relationship but Cardi B stood behind her fiancée and publicly defended him by telling fans that everyone handles relationships differently.
On April 7th, 2018, Cardi B confirmed that she was pregnant and was expecting a baby girl by showing off her baby bump during an April 2018 performance on Saturday Night Live.
On July 10th, 2018, Cardi B became a mother for the first time after giving birth to daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus, making the announcement to fans the following day on Instagram.
In December 2018, Cardi and Offset announced that they were going their separate ways.
In February 2019, the celebrity couple patched up things and were back together as they made a public appearance for the Grammys.
Offset accompanied Cardi B on stage during her acceptance speech for winning the “Best Rap Album” award.
Once again, in September 2020, Cardi filed for divorce from Offset, but the couple later reconciled.
Controversies: Cardi B’s feud with Nicki Minaj
In 2018, Cardi B first started the feud by throwing one of her high heel shoes at fellow rapper, Nicki Minaj at an after-party hosted by Harper’s Bazaar during New York Fashion Week 2018.
According to Cardi B, she started the fight with Nicki Minaj because she (Nicki) had previously liked comments which had been made by social media users who spoke negatively about her (Cardi B’s) abilities to take care of her newly born daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus.
Nicki Minaj, however, denied the accusations leveled against her by Cardi B.
Cardi B Music Career
Cardi B first shot to fame through major social media platforms like Instagram and Vine with her tough and frank attitude about life as a str!pper.
In 2013, her popularity surged after several of her videos and posts went viral on Vine and Instagram.
Starting in 2015, she became part of VH1’s reality show, “Love & Hip Hop: New York” and left the show in 2017 to pursue music full time.
In November 2015, Cardi B began her music career by making her debut on Jamaican reggae fusion singer Shaggy’s remixed single, “Boom Boom”, alongside fellow Jamaican dancehall singer, Popcaan.
On March 7, 2016, she released her first major mixtape titled “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1“.
On September 12, 2016, she collaborated with the likes of HoodCelebrityy, SwiftOnDemand, Cashflow Harlem, and Josh X to produce the KSR Group’s compilation titled “Underestimated: The Album, which included her single “What a Girl Likes“.
On January 20, 2017, Cardi B released her second mixtape, “Gangsta B*tch Music, Vol. 2”.
In February 2017, she signed her first major record label recording contract with Atlantic Records.
Cardi B was recognized as a rising star at the 2017 BET Awards by being nominated in the “Best New Artist” and “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist” categories.
On June 16, 2017, Cardi B, through Atlantic Records, released her viral commercial debut hit single, “Bodak Yellow”, which eventually earned the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and getting certified nonuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The “Bodak Yellow” song won “Single of the Year” at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards and also received nominations for “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Song” at the 60th Grammy Awards.
The “Bodak Yellow” song went on to make rap history when it hit No. 1 on the charts, as the last female solo rapper to have accomplished such a feat was Lauryn Hill in 1998 with “Doo Wop (That Thing).”
On April 6, 2018, she released her world-class debut studio album, “Invasion of Privacy” which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, broke several streaming records, was certified multiple-platinum by the RIAA, and named by Billboard as the top female rap album of the 2010s.
In 2019, her debut album, “Invasion of Privacy” won the Grammy award for “Best Rap Album” and had other nominations like “Album of the Year” and “Record of the Year (“I Like It”)” at the 61st Grammy Awards, 2019, making Cardi B the only woman to win the award as a solo artist, as well as the first female rap artist in 15 years to be nominated for “Album of the Year”.
Cardi B Studio Albums
- Invasion of Privacy (2018)
Cardi B Films, Movies
- Hustlers (released on September 13th, 2019) — Cardi B played the role of a stripper named, Diamond, alongside Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, and Lili Reinhart.
- F9 (Fast & Furious 9) (to be released on May 28th, 2021) — Cardi B plays the role of Leysa
- 2019 Arena Tour (2019) (Headlined by Cardi B)
- The Lox – Filthy America… It’s Beautiful (2017) (Supported by Cardi B)
Musical Influences from Missy Elliott, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Lil’ Kim, Tweet
Cardi B’s interest in music developed as a result of the influences she had from the likes of Missy Elliott, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Lil’ Kim, Tweet, among others.
In Billboard’s “You Should Know” series, the American rapper said the first albums she ever purchased were by American entertainers Missy Elliott and Tweet, respectively.
She has also credited Puerto Rican rapper Ivy Queen, Jamaican dance hall artist Spice, and Selena influences.
The “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker has also stressed on the fact that growing up in South Bronx with its real life experiences has influenced her songwriting; “I wouldn’t be able to rap about the things that I rap about now [if I hadn’t grown up there].”
Legal Issues: Arrest and Indictment
On October 1, 2018, Cardi B was arrested after she surrendered to the New York City police for her connection to an August 2018 strip club fight in Queens, New York, in which she allegedly ordered her entourage to attack two bartenders.
The rapper was charged with two misdemeanors, assault, and reckless endangerment.
In June 2019, Cardi B was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of felony attempted assault charges, as well as six misdemeanors and six violations, and this was after she rejected a plea deal.
Later that summer, during the trial of Brooklyn-born hip hop artist Tekashi 6ix9ine, he fingered Cardi B as a member of New York City’s Nine Trey Gangster Bloods.
Cardi subsequently denied any affiliation with the gang.
Awards, Recognition, Accolades, Nominations
Cardi B has won many awards for her contribution to the hip hop world including a Grammy Award for “Album of The Year”, eight Billboard Music Awards, five Guinness World Records, four American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, four BET Awards, and eleven BET Hip Hop Awards.
In 2018, Time added her to their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In 2019, She was the recipient of the ASCAP award for “Songwriter of the Year”, making her the first female rapper to win the award.
She received the honor for the second time in 2020, making her the first female songwriter to win the award twice.
Cardi B is the female rapper with the most Billboard Hot 100 number one singles (4) and the one with the most total weeks on the top position (15).
“Bodak Yellow”—certified nonuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)—became the highest-certified single by a female rapper.
“I Like It” became the first song led by a female rapper to surpass a billion streams on Spotify, also making her the first woman in hip hop with multiple billion-streamers on the service, with a total of three so far.
“Invasion of Privacy” was the top female rap album of the 2010s, according to the Billboard 200 decade-end chart.
It also became the longest-charting album by a female rapper on the Billboard 200, and the most-streamed album by a female rapper on Spotify.
Invasion of Privacy—which made her the first female rapper to win the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album as a solo artist—became the first female rap album in fifteen years to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Rolling Stone and Billboard ranked her debut album number 13 and 34 on their critics’ lists of best albums of the 2010s respectively, both the highest rank for a female rapper for the decade.
Cardi B Instagram
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Cardi B has deleted her Twitter account
Sorry, guys! Cardi B has deleted her Twitter account because some 15-year-olds have been stalking her on that platform, telling her what to do and not what to do.
“a whole bunch of 15-year-olds telling me how to live my life like I’m motherfucking Ariana Grande or something, like I came from Disney or something. I’m so tired that because of y’all I’ve gotta continuously explain myself,” she fumed.
Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com