Cardi B’s hard work and dedication to her craft have finally paid off as she achieved a historic milestone with her hit song “Bodak Yellow.” The track made her the first solo female rapper to top the Billboard H๏t 100 in almost two decades. Moreover, it broke the record for being the longest-running number one record by a solo female rapper, surpassing Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” which held the top spot for only two weeks in 1998. Cardi’s success is a testament to her talent and perseverance in the music industry.
Cardi B, a native of the Bronx, has gained nationwide recognition for her incredible talent in music. Although she rose to fame through reality television and her hit song “Money Moves,” there is much more to her than meets the eye. In order to provide an update on the artist, we went through an old interview with Cardi B.
Cardi B had a typical upbringing as she mentioned in her 2016 interview with Global Grind. Her parents worked hard at their regular, low-paying jobs and were good people. However, growing up in a rough society had its challenges for her.
She gave college a shot, but it didn’t quite work out for her. She got the boot at eighteen and had to live with her ex-boyfriend, who was actually her first boyfriend. Despite a second attempt at college, she found it challenging to juggle classes and her supermarket job. As a result, she resorted to stripping to make ends meet.
The woman has experienced domestic violence in the past and considers herself a survivor. She hints that her former partner was both a thief and physically abusive towards her. She shared that many women may desire to move in with their boyfriends initially, but the situation can quickly turn sour when money is taken and abuse begins. She mentioned that there were times when she couldn’t afford to eat due to her ex’s actions.
During our conversation, Cardi B opened up about her initial experience as a stripper. She admitted to feeling scared and ashamed when she first stepped out onto the stage. The thought of degrading her parents and showing her entire body made her feel crazy. This experience left her with a feeling of shame that she carried for some time.
For a couple of months, all eyes were on her and she couldn’t quite shake off the feeling of being out of place. However, the temptation to keep going was too strong to resist. “The money is just too good,” she laughed.
Number 5. Cooking skills.
We found out that she possesses great cooking skills and asked her about it. She admitted, “I can cook, but I really don’t enjoy the process. However, I do love the outcome of my dishes!” This was shared with us in the previous year.