Cardi B (born Belcalis Almanzar on October 11, 1992, in The Bronx, New York) is an American rapper and cast member of Love & Hip Hop: New York.
After high school she enrolled in Borough of Manhattan Community College and worked part time in a market before quitting both. She worked as a stripper from the age of 18 and became a popular fixture around NYC strip clubs.
She continued to perform as an exotic dancer for five more years. Cardi then landed a role on VH-1’s reality series Love & Hop Hop: New York. She managed to forge a successful hip hop career with the help of members of Migos, earning her Best New Artist and Best Female Artist nominations at the 2017 BET Awards.
She released her debut studio album, “Invasion of Privacy,” in 2018. She’s a social media sensation with over 24.5 million followers on her Instagram account.