Happy Birthday, Bardi! 5 Fast Facts About Cardi B

After she became famous, she invested thousands of dollars in a new smile. Check out her before and after:

2. Her upbringing was far from glamorous. She joined the Bloods gang at age 16 and turned to stripping at age 18 to escape an abusive boyfriend. She pledged to leave the strip club scene by age 25, but was able to quit at age 23 because of her social media popularity.

3. She has a sister named Hennessy Carolina (allegedly, that is the name on her birth certificate).

4. She told Wendy Williams that her name “Cardi B” comes from the rum brand “Bacardi”. She said that friends nicknamed after the liquor, and she later shortened it to “Cardi”. She added, “The B stands for beautiful or bully. Depending on the day.”

5. She is one of two female solo rappers to ever hit #1 on the Billboard Charts with “Bodak Yellow”. She’s only preceded by Lauryn Hill when “Doo Wop (That Thing)” topped the charts in 1998.


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