The American crooner Cardi-B was born in the year 1992 in Manhattan and was later raised in The Bronx, New York City.
Cardi B, the American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress has turned 27 and is celebrating her birthday just after the Forces of Fashion conference. The American crooner was born in the year 1992 in Manhattan and was later raised in The Bronx, New York City. Cardi B has also earned a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, seven Billboard Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, nine BET Hip Hop Awards, three American Music Awards, and four MTV Video Music Awards.
Cardi hasn’t always been the Cinderella of hip-hop but her big personality and red carpet antics are why we all love her. From a neutral standpoint, Cardi B does have talent. She does have the look that is required at times for the business, but she is also a bit over the top, which is also useful. Cardi B comes off as a rather polarizing figure that seems to thrive on the messages she receives be they good or bad.
Here are some unknown facts about Cardi B.
1. Her real name is Belcalis Almanzar
Today is Cardi-B’s birthday and she has a real name that is Belcalis Almanzar. She got the name Cardi-B from her Trinidadian and Dominican descent. She also got a nickname, Bacardi from her parents that mean the famous rum. At the time she was hitting the social scene, her accounts on the Gram got shut down due to her name’s similarity with the beverage company, so she decided to take a spin on her childhood handle and call herself Cardi B. The word B in her name stands for whatever, depending on the day beautiful or bully.
Her first name Belcalis is thought to be a reference to the Queen of Sheba, while Almanzar from the Arabic “al mandhar” apparently translates to “lookout point” or “watchtower.”
2. Cardi-B does not think before doing things.
At an event Cardi B threw a shoe at Nikki Minaj after the other singer reportedly said something about the way that she is taking care of her baby. This is a good reason to make her upset.
She didn’t think about it. This is a clear sign that a person reacts before really thinking things through. Let’s hope after this year’s birthday, we will see some change in Cardi -B.
3. Cardi Admits to Drugging and Robbing Men
Cardi B on her Instagram live reveled that she drugged and robbed men who wanted to have sex with her during her stripper days. In a recent video she said, “I did what I had to do to survive… I never claimed to be perfect or come from a perfect world… I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it…I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options.”
4. The Second Female Artist to Ever Top Billboard 100
Cardi B is the second female artist after Lauryn Hill who managed to top the Billboard 100 list. Lauryn Hill was the first in 1998. She overtook Taylor Swift to reach the top of the charts with her album Bodak Yellow.
She is the first rap artist to reach the top of the influential list. Let’s see how this year will go for her, but today Cardi-B is celebrating her birthday.
5. Stripping Saved her Life
Before becoming the famous artist Cardi B was a stripper and she is not ashamed of her life as an exotic dancer. She admits that this lifestyle choice saved her life. A lot of people would argue with this since stripping is seen as something that women get into for the money while holding down other jobs as well.
After being fired as a cashier, stripping got her out of an abusive relationship, paid her debts off to college (that she never managed to finish) and funded for her expensive rent in New York City.