The Popular Female Rapper Cardi B
Cardi B is an American rapper, songwriter, and producer, and she is the 3rd most popular creator on the “OnlyFans” platform. She earns her money through music, live appearance, endorsements, and partnerships.
Cardi B’s career was really launched into the stratosphere in 2017 thanks to the success of her single “Bodak Yellow”. That single went diamond. She is the only female rapper who has ever had an RIAA song certified diamond.
Her 2018 studio album “Invasion of Privacy” broke a number of streaming records, went triple platinum and would later win Cardi the Grammy for Best Rap Album.She is also a successful businesswoman.
Early Life Story/History
Cardi B was born Belcalis Almanzar, on the 11th October 1992, in the South Bronx, New York. Her father is Dominican, and her mother Trinidadian.
As a teenager, she was a member of the Bloods street gang and has previously stated she’d been a gang-banger since the age of 16. She attended Renaissance High School For Musical Theater & Technology and briefly worked at an Amish supermarket before she turned to stripping at 19 years old.
Cardi said she became a stripper to escape poverty, and domestic violence after being involved in an abusive relationship. She also was able to go back to school with the money she was earning.
Cardi B joined the cast of VH1 reality television series “Love & Hip Hop: New York” in 2015, debuting in season six of the show. She gained a large fan base on the show, with Jezebel considering her the breakout star of the sixth season. After two seasons, she announced in December 2016 that she would be leaving the show to focus on her own budding career in music.
Years later Cardi B’s musical debut had come in November 2015, prior to her announcement that she was leaving “Love & Hip Hop.” She was featured on singer Shaggy’s remix of his single “Boom Boom” alongside Jamaican dancehall singer Popcaan.
Her music video debut came in December 2015 with “Cheap Ass Weave,” her version of rapper Lady Leshurr’s “Queen’s Speech 4.” March 2016 saw Cardi B release her first lengthier project, the mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1.” She was featured on the 2016 compilation album “Underestimated: The Album,” a collaboration between her and fellow KSR Group artists HoodCelebrityy, SwiftOnDemand, Cashflow Harlem, and Josh X.
During this period, Cardi B continued to build her name and following through appearances on shows such as “Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne” and Khloe Kardashian’s “Kocktails with Khloe.
Her big breakthrough came in February 2017, when she signed a recording contract with major record label Atlantic Records.
The previous month, she had just released her second mixtape, “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2” (Jan. 2017). She was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2017 BET Awards, although she failed to win any. She did, however, perform at the BET Awards Afterparty show. Subsequently, she appeared on the cover for The Fader’s Summer Music July/August 2017 issue.
How She Made Her Money
Cardi B signed with Atlantic Records in 2017 after gaining traction as an Instagram and Vine influencer. After experiencing success with her music, she appeared on the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop: New York from 2015 to 2017.”
The rapper has three studio albums, with several chart-topping singles like the infamous “WAP” and others like “Bodak Yellow” and “Up.” The rapper won a Grammy award in 2019, and she’s also won several BET and MTV awards for her music.
The song “WAP” earned her notoriety across the rap music scene, with the track debuting at #1 on the “Hot 100” billboard in 2020. The song held the top position for three weeks, becoming the most acclaimed song of 2020.
While the bulk of her wealth comes from her music career, 2020 saw her join the paysite, “OnlyFans,” where she rose through the rankings to the third-most-popular creator on the platform. OnlyFans provides Cardi with a sizable portion of her monthly income, earning her around $9.4 million per month.
Cardi B net Worth
With an estimated fortune of $40 million, Cardi B grows her wealth through her music, business, and brand endorsements.
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 11, 1992 (29 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||New York City, U.S.|
Personal Life Story
In early 2017, Cardi B began publicly dating rapper Offset, from the hip hop group Migos. The couple became publicly, engaged in October that same year, after Offset proposed during the Power 99 Powerhouse concert, although TMZ revealed in 2018 that their marriage license indicates the couple married secretly in September 2017. Cardi B later confirmed this revelation on social media. She gave birth to their daughter in July 2018.