Cardi B
Cardi B

Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992) known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York City, she first attracted attention for discussing her career as a stripper on social media; coupled with her "no filter attitude", she became an Internet celebrity through Instagram. From 2015 to 2017, she appeared as a regular cast member on the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York, and released two mixtapes.

Cardi B

Birth Name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar
Birth Date / Age October 11, 1992 (age 27)
Birth Place New York City, New York, U.S.
Other Names Cardi B
Residence Washington Heights
Nationality U.S American
Citizenship American
Gender Female
Spouse(s) Offset
Children 1
Relationship Status Engaged
  • singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
  • media personality
  • Instruments Vocals
  • Hip hop
Years Active 2015 – present
Net Worth $4 million
Labels KSR Atlantic Quality Control
Position Signed
Associated acts
  • Josh X
  • Migos
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Offset
  • Remy Ma
Religion Christianity
Languages English
Alma mater
Facebook @IamCardiB
Twitter @iamcardib
Instagram @iamcardib

Since signing with Atlantic Records in 2017, she has earned two number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 with "Bodak Yellow" and "I Like It". The former made her the second-ever female rapper to top the chart with a solo output, following Lauryn Hill in 1998; the latter made her the first female rapper to attain multiple number-one songs on the chart. Her debut studio album Invasion of Privacy (2018), on which both songs were included, reached number one on the Billboard 200. Time named the rapper one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list in 2018.

Early life

Almanzar was born on October 11, 1992 in The Bronx borough of New York City to a Dominican father and Trinidadian mother. She was raised in the Highbridge neighborhood of the South Bronx, and spent much time at her paternal grandmother's home in Washington Heights, which she credits with giving her "such a thick […] accent.". As a youth, Cardi B was a member of the Bloods, and has said she was a gang member since
the age of 16. She went on to attend Renaissance High School For Musical Theater & Technology, a vocational high school on the Herbert H. Lehman High School campus.

During her teenage years, Cardi B was employed at a supermarket in Lower Manhattan, which was the last job that she held before turning to stripping at the age of 19. Upon being fired from the supermarket, her former manager recommended she work at a strip club. She has said she became a stripper to escape poverty and domestic violence, having been in an abusive relationship at the time. Cardi B has also said becoming a stripper was positive for her life in many ways: "It really saved me from a lot of things. When I started stripping I went back to school." She says stripping was her only way out, a way to earn enough money to escape her dire situation and get an education. Nonetheless, she eventually dropped out of college.

In 2013, Cardi B began to gain publicity due to several of her videos going viral on social media, on Vine and her official Instagram page.

Personal life

Cardi B is Catholic; she has mentioned her "strong relationship" with God in interviews, often saying that she directly communicates with God.

As of early 2017, Cardi B began publicly dating fellow American rapper Offset, of the southern hip hop group Migos. When speaking on her relationship with Offset, Cardi B told The Fader, "It’s been a blessing, me meeting him and meeting his friends. I see how hard they work. And that motivated me to work even harder. And I see how good things are going for them and how popping it is to be number one. And I’m like, I want that. A lot of people just see they jewelry and they money, but I don’t think a lot of people see how hard they work for that shit every single day." Cardi B and Offset became engaged on October 27, after Offset proposed to Cardi B at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, during the Power 99 Powerhouse concert. On April 7, 2018, Cardi B revealed that she was pregnant with Offset's child on Saturday Night Live. On June 25, 2018, TMZ found a marriage license revealing Cardi B and Offset had secretly gotten married in September 2017 privately in their bedroom. Cardi B later went on to confirm this revelation in a social media post. On July 10, 2018, Cardi B gave birth to her first child, Kulture Kiari Cephus.

Cardi B's younger sister, Hennessy Carolina, also has a strong following on social media and has accompanied her to award shows, such as the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Cardi B Peacock Tattoo

Cardi B Peacock Tattoo is Drawn from her right Laps Butt (Bottom) to her Side Abs (Stomach).

Cardi B Peacock Tattoo
Cardi B Peacock Tattoo

Cardi B Net Worth

According to Celebrity NetWorth, Cardi B is Estimated to be Worth $4 Million