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HAPPY 26TH CARDI

5 days ago | BY Huma Hazarika Sharma

Why the rap Goddess is a badass

 

There once was a girl named Belcalis Almanzar with sparkle in her eyes and star-crossed dreams. She grew up something fierce in the Bronx in NYC, and knew one day she’d take over the world one b*****fight at a time, and boy did she succeed. So stay tuned folks, as we give you a recap of the girl who fate had equally big plans for, and she went on to rechristen herself Cardi B as she conquered her dreams one  by one.

 

LOVE & HIP-HOP: NEW YORK
From butt injections to strips clubs, our homegirl’s come a long way, and as non-propah as she might be, she sure set the perfect example for the rest of us as she went on to become something big, and had her first brush with fame as a major Instagram star who was all over the place ya know? She went on to play a starring role in the sixth season of VH1’s reality series, Love & Hip Hop: New York that chronicles the lives of peeps in the Big Apple who be part of the hip-hop scene.

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MOVE OVER PLEBS, THERE’S A NEW QUEEN IN TOWN
It’s hard to remember a time Cardi wasn’t taking over our playlists and her meteoric rise since ‘Bodak Yellow’ last summer was incredible in every way as she went about setting major #lifegoals for the rest of us. Man if there were an award for bada**ery, she’d win it hands down. She’s since stolen the crown from Lauryn Hill and Iggy Azalea for the female rapper with most hit songs on Billboard’s Top 10 list (a whopping three), and also went on to break the record for the first female rapper to top Spotify’s Global Top 50 #damnnnqueen

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THE THIRD MIGOS
After having a heart broken into a gazillion lil pieces by a lying, cheating boyfriend, Ms. B found love at last with the equally flamboyant Offset of hip-hop & trap trio, Offset, and went on to become his baby mama.

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KULTURE KIARI CEPHUS
Yup, that’s what she named her baby girl born sometime early July this year. Named after daddy-o, yes Offset clearly isn’t his real name (gurrrl, we’re as shocked as ya’ll are ..lol we kid).

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THE S-HO DOWN
You can’t be a successful anything without a bunch of people getting all up in your business you know, and this she-said, no she-said thing she got going on with Nicki Minaj has been a tad cryptic, but they’ve both clearly taken potshots at the other for whatever ‘em reasons. They’ve come to blows twice, and the last one went down at the Harper’s Bazaar party at New York Fashion Week last month, and we were all rooting for her until she kinda flung a shoe at Ms Minaj, but we guess a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, right?

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FASHUN GODDESS
She made headlines last year and had memes going viral when she was sat next to that other badass Queen, Anna Wintour, at Alexander Wang’s Fall 2018 show at NYFW. We were quite impressed that she held her own when most of us would probably be shaking in the knees, and the girl showed us she can #ownit no matter what life (or in this case Wang), throws at her #yougogurrrlll

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She’s always had an eye for fashun, but her latest outing at fashion week showed she has a major eye for all things cool, and at heart she might be Bronx, but on the outside she’s couture all the way.

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