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.
This week, the rapper has starteda GoFundMe page to free the controversial ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic – made famous by Netflix’s Tiger Kings.
Keep scrolling for the full story.
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.)
The rapper posted a series of tweets insinuating that she’s ready for a change in career.
And it’s not what you’d expect…
And we have to say, we don’t entirely blame them.
As you’d imagine, some people weren’t on board with her new career idea.
The rapper has been vocal in the past about big topics like social security and education, and she has also been open about being a big Bernie supporter.
Turns out, she’s actually really serious about this…
This isn’t the first time she’s mentioned the idea of getting into politics but it seems this time, she’s ready to take the plunge.
She also tweeted: “No matter how many weapons a country have you need people! How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming they LOVE being American.”
So, could we be seeing Cardi in the White House?
Want more Cardi? Keep scrolling to see the extravagant gift she got her husband for his birthday…
Cardi has just said she’s setting up a GoFundMe page for none other than Joe Exotic, the controversial Tiger King made famous by the recent Netflix show.
Posting on Twitter last Friday night, Cardi shared a bunch of tweets in favor of Joe Exotic – who’s currently locked up for allegedly attempting to facilitate the murder of his rival, Carole Baskin, who Cardi doesn’t like either.
Carole you think you slick b*tch.
She then said:
Who you think is more wrong? Narcissist joe? Or Greedy Carol? And Why?
One which suggests Carole killed her husband and fed him to the tigers… pretty dark huh?
However the thing that got people talking most was when Cardi said she will be setting up a GoFundMe to set Joe free!
We’re talking millions and millions here – but she can sure try.