Cardi B often hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Known for her eyebrow-raising behavior, the star certainly hasn’t fallen short of controversy over the last couple of years.
But this week, in true festive spirit, the “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker has been spotted quietly helping children in need.
Keep scrolling to learn more about her act of generosity, including the eye-watering amount she spent.
Most people know her for her catchy hits including “Bodak Yellow” and “I like It” but the Grammy winner has been pretty open about her life before fame as a stripper.
Born in the Bronx, NY, Cardi – real name: Belcalis Almanzar – came from a life of domestic violence and poverty and had to resort to stripping aged nineteen to make ends meet.
“The first time I stripped I was really embarrassed, I felt like I could hear my parents voice in my head,” she told ID magazine last year.
“After a while I didn’t even care anymore. I was seeing money that I feel like I would’ve never seen ever.”
With an estimated net worth of around $8m, and even being hailed as one of TIME’s most influential people in the world last year, the star has truly made her mark on the industry.
“Bodak Yellow” skyrocketed to number one on the Billboard Top 100, making her the second rapper to get to number 1 with a solo song.
The first was Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998, BBC News reports.
But it wasn’t long before things went south…
Waves of listeners pointed out the resemblance between Cardi’s hit and Kodak Black’s 2015 tune “No Flockin.”
Cardi was fully open about the fact she was inspired by “him and his flow,” but denied she plagiarized the song.
In fact, Kodak Black later released a remix of “Bodak Yellow,” so he can’t have been too phased by the whole thing.
She first found fame when some of her posts on Vine and Instagram went viral, catapulting her to instant stardom.
Her stage name, Cardi B, came from her family nickname… Bacardi. Quite fitting, don’t you agree?
With her explicit lyrics and brazen behavior both on and off stage, Cardi B has certainly made a name for herself in the world of music.
Cardi has never been one to shy away from the spotlight and has often flaunted her assets in revealing and figure-hugging outfits both on and off the stage.
She even appeared as a regular cast member on the VH1 series Love & Hip Hop: New York from 2015 to 2017.
And, in usual Cardi B-style, the spoke candidly about her then-boyfriend who was banged up in jail, and of course, she chatted all things music too.
Cardi’s crude lyrics and overall overwhelming stage presence certainly haven’t stopped her from succeeding; they’ve done quite the opposite, in fact.
Throughout her career, she has bagged herself a Grammy, 7 Billboard Awards, 3 MTV Music Awards and 2 Guinness World Record Awards. Not too shabby.
And she’s definitely been putting her success to good use. You won’t believe how much money she spent this week on kids in need! Keep scrolling to learn more.
Flaunt it, right?
Part of Cardi’s overall image is her sassy attitude. She’s never afraid to speak her mind and is always open to experimenting with new and outlandish looks.
But this week, the star has hit headlines for a very different reason.
This time not for her explicit lyrics, outlandish behavior, or temperamental relationship (read all about that saga at the end – and trust us, it really is saga.)
A tweet surfaced on Monday after someone spotted the rapper doing something very heartwarming for kids who are less fortunate.
Cardi wasn’t just giving a few toys away, in true festive spirit, her act of kindness was much bigger than that.
You won’t believe how much she spent…
She actually filled an entire truck with toys.
Fans spotted the star in a local Target loading up on hundreds of toys for children in need for Christmas.
And the gifts consisted of everything ranging from games and dolls to car sets.
But at one point, she spoke about helping kids in New York, so perhaps that’s where they’ll be going.
$5000 worth, to be precise.
The star is going to make so many kids happy this Christmas. What a truly thoughtful thing to do.
For more on Cardi, keeps scrolling to learn about her rocky marriage with fellow hip hop star, Offset, and why the pair’s latest controversial antic has been hitting the headlines.