Cardi B, Who Is She?

All you need to know about the award-winning Dominican and Trinidadian artist.

By Elysee, London · April 10, 2019

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Pic: YouTube/Cardi B

Who is Cardi B?

Cardi B is an American hip-hop rapper, singer and songwriter. She comes from a Dominican and Trinidadian background but was raised in The Bronx, New York City.

When she was 19 she decided to become a stripper to earn money. She also took part in a reality show called Love & Hip-Hop.

Today she is the only female rapper who has won more than one Billboard award.



Why did Cardi B become a rapper?

It is believed that she became a rapper because it was always her passion as a young girl and was something she always enjoyed.

Did Cardi live a tough life growing up?

Cardi’s parents never had much money so she dropped out of school and worked as a stripper to earn money. She ranted about her job on Instagram and gained many followers, which eventually led to her appearing on American reality show Love & Hip-Hop. Some regarded her as the breakout star of her season.



How many awards has Cardi B won?

She has received seven Grammy Award nominations winning one. She has won three American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, an NRJ Music Award, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, two BET Awards, and a Billboard Music Award.