Belcalis Almanzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper whose hometown is New York City. Born and raised in The Bronx, 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. In February 2017, she signed her first major label record deal with Atlantic Records. Her debut single for Atlantic, titled “Bodak Yellow”, reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the second-ever female rapper to do so with a solo output, following Lauryn Hill in 1998. The single was included on her debut studio album Invasion of Privacy (2018).
Cardi B has revealed that she indulged in smoking when she was only 15 years old to try to impress her seniors and be seen as “cool”. It is obviously a decision that she regrets now as she used the opportunity to advise young girls not to try such stunts in bid of being seen as cool as it usually goes downwards after that.
Checkout the photos she shared below and her candid advise to younger girls: