CARDI B reached No1 in the US Billboard Hot 100 with her first single Bodak Yellow and now she has won her first ever Grammy.
Here’s everything you need to know about her including her turbulent relationship with husband Offset.
What did Cardi B win at the Grammys?
Cardi won her first ever Grammy at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
The rapper took home the award for Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy.
She was also nominated for four other awards but lost out, including:
- Album for Invasion of Privacy
- Record for I Like It
- Pop Duo/Group Performance for Girls Like You with Maroon 5
- Rap Performance for Be Careful
Who is Cardi B?
Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, is originally from the Bronx in New York and started out as a stripper.
She said the money she made from stripping helped her pay for school.
Cardi began to get more high profile as she documented her life on social media.
In 2015, she joined the reality show Love and Hip Hop: New York for two seasons.
She left the show to concentrate on her music career.
She won Best New Hip Hop Artist, Single of the Year, Hustler of the Year at the BET Hip Hop awards in 2017.
On October 1, 2018, it was revealed Cardi has been charged with alleged reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct after an incident at the Angels Strip Club in Flushing in New York.
Has Cardi B split from husband Offset?
Cardi and Offset looked very much together as they posed up a storm together at the Grammys 2019.
This comes after she broke the news that she’d split from Offset 0n Instagram on December 5, 2018.
In a video clip simply captioned ‘There you go, peace and love”, she said: “So everybody been bugging me and everything and you know I’ve been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now.
“We are really good friends and we are really good business partners— you know he’s always somebody that I run to talk to, and we got a lot of love for each other but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time.
“It’s nobody’s fault I guess we just grew out of love but we are not together anymore.
“I don’t know it might take time to get a divorce and I’m going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter’s father… And, yeah…”
Offset confirmed the news by commenting below the post “Y’all won”.
Cardi married Offset secretly in September 2017 but didn’t reveal the news until June, 2018.
When did Cardi B have her baby?
Cardi gave birth to her daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus on July 10.
The rapper posted on Instagram to announce the news.
The music star shared a picture of herself posing naked during her pregnancy along with a message revealing her daughter arrived on Tuesday.
She also disclosed the baby’s name, simply writing: “Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18 @offsetyrn.”
Cardi B gave birth at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia with Offset by her side.
What is Cardi B’s single Bodak Yellow? What are her other songs?
Bodak Yellow is Cardi B’s debut single.
The song knocked Taylor Swift‘s Look What You Made Me Do off the top spot in the US, but only reached 24 in the UK.
Cardi B has also become the first female rapper in 19 years to reach the number 1 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Back in 1998, Lauryn Hill made history with Doo Wop (That Thing) becoming the first female rapper to top the US charts.
She has also had hits with:
- I Like It
- Be Careful
- Bartier Cardi
She featured on Bruno Mars‘ Finesse which hit No5 and Maroon 5’s No7 hit Girls Like You.
Cardi also had a No8 hit with I Like It featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin.
What was the Nicki Minaj fight about?
During a New York Fashion Week event in September 2018, the two female rappers came to loggerheads.
The scrap, which kicked off at the Harper’s Bazaar bash in Manhattan, left Cardi B with a huge bump on her forehead.
The pair – dressed in fancy frocks – were separated by security.
The bump on Cardi’s head is reported to be the result of security elbowing her in the face amid the struggle.
What showbiz friends has Cardi B got?
Following the news that Cardi had knocked Taylor off the top spot, her showbiz pals rushed to congratulate her.
Fellow rapper Lil’ Kim posted a picture of her with Cardi on Instagram and wrote: “Congratulations to my babycakes @iamcardib I always knew this day would come and I am so happy and proud of U! Keep killin it baby! U deserve every bit of it #bodakyellow #cardib #myday1″
At the time, Nicki Minaj tweeted: “Congratulations to a fellow NEW YAWKA on a RECORD BREAKING achievement. Bardi, this is the only thing that matters!!! Enjoy it @iamcardib”
Missy Elliot posted: “Congratulations @iamcardib for having a #1 record in the country that’s not as easy as it seems this huge May u have continued blessings”
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