There are various things that you did not know about the rapper celebrity Cardi B. Here’s a list to clear the air for you.
Cardi B’s real name is…
Cardi B is not the rappers real name. While you may not be aware of this, her real name is Belcalis Almanzar. The name makes clear how diverse her cultural background and childhood must have been.
While the name is Mexican words, they are translations of Arabic words that hold a deeper meaning.
Belcalis is a reference to “Queen Sheba” and Almanzar is an Arabic translation which means “Watchtower”.
Her name is an inspiration for us all. Most of all to Cardi B herself, I believe.
B is short for…
Cardi B is short for Bacardi, sounds like an anagram too. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Cardi said that “B” in Cardi B stands for Bacardi and not her real name, Belcalis.
She said that her sister is lovingly called Hennessey, so people started calling her Bacardi (rum)
Now, whether she loves drinking Bacardi or not remains a topic for another day.
She’s from South Bronx
And she’s proud of her roots. Most rapper who have come up from this are are and she does not deny her true identity and cultural environment.
Cardi once said in an interview that she wouldn’t be as good a rapper as she is if it wasn’t for the South Bronx.
South Bronx is viewed in a bad light due to the widespread crime stories in the area.
She was a str*pper
At the age of 19, Cardi was fired from her job as a cashier. She went on to become a str**per. Belcalis has said that this helped her get out of a toxic relationship as she was able to earn her own money and live on her own terms.
She credits stripping for her success. It helped her save up to start off her career as a rapper.
It is the place where she learned most of her dance moves. Bacardi uses these in her music videos. Everything big begins with one step.
She had her first implant at 19
She has admitted that she got her first implants at the age of 19. While most stars come to the limelight and then get implants, Cardi wanted to make some extra bucks and this really helped her.
The money she made at the time helped her advance in the industry she wanted to be in.
Do what you must in order to be able to do what you want to. Cardi B is a living encapsulation of this.
It does not matter what she did back then because she is where she wanted to be and that is the end goal for us all, isn’t it? You go Bacardi!
Owns cars but doesn’t have a licence
Cardi owns a fleet of cars but has admitted that she does not know how to drive and that she does not have a drivers licence.
She recently flaunted her fleet of cars on Instagram with the caption, “I don’t even have a f*cking license,” and went on, adding, “How do you expect me to know how to drive when I’ve taken the train my whole life?”
“How do you expect me to know how to drive when I’ve taken the train my whole life?”
The fleet of cars she owns are for her music career and not driving.
Cardi B is a die hard fan of Fast-food
The music diva recently admitted that she carves too much fast food and has taken herself off it. She thinks she’s been having too much junk food.
She posted a video on Instagram admitting her love for the fast food chain, Mc Donalds.
The excitement she feels when visiting Mc Donald’s and receiving a gift card for the place with golden arches is unbeatable.
In her album, “Invasion of Privacy” Cardi mentions Beyoncé a few times. Calculations estimate that she mentions Beyoncé approximately once every 12 minutes.
Like most of the ladies, Cardi B is a huge fan of Beyoncé
She has confessed to being a huge fan of Beyoncé and being inspired by her talents.
Second Female Solo Rapper to top Billboard Hot 100′
“Bodak Yellow” which is the star’s major label single became an instant success and topped the Billboard Hot 100. The single was historic also because it made Cardi B the first solo rapper to top charts since Lauryn Hill’s 1998 Single, “Doo Wop (That Thing)”.
Now that you know these facts about Cardi B, there is nobody who can refuse your place as a true fan of the rapper.