15 Things You Didn\'t Know About Love & Hip Hop’s Cardi B (PHOTOS)

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Love & Hip Hop’s Cardi B (PHOTOS)

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15 Things You Didn\'t Know About Love & Hip Hop’s Cardi B (PHOTOS)

Cardi B is slowly rising to fame in the hip hop world and fans cannot get enough of her.

With a following of over 9.4 million on Instagram and her debut album coming in October, it makes sense people would want to get to know the female rapper better.

Scroll through the gallery to learn 15 things you didn’t know about this Love & Hip Hop superstar.

 

15 Things You Didn\'t Know About Love & Hip Hop’s Cardi B (PHOTOS)
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Cardi B isn’t her real name

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Cardi B isn’t her real name

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You know her stage name, but you most likely don’t know her birth name. It’s Belcalis Almanzar.


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She basically made her stage name up

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She basically made her stage name up

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In an interview on The Wendy Williams Show, Cardi confessed that she got her name from Bacardio, which is what friends used to call her. 

She added “b” for “beautiful” or “bully,” depending on which mood she is in for the day. 


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She’s had multiple plastic surgery procedures

She’s had multiple plastic surgery procedures

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Cardi told us at Wetpaint she had multiple procedures for both butt implants and for breast implants. 


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She was part of a gang

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She was part of a gang

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Cardi B has been candid about her rough upbringing, including her affiliation with the Bloods Street gang, according to Petty City


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She loves Lady Gaga

I wore @thesepinklips for my performance on streets fest and @louisvuitton booties

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She loves Lady Gaga

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The rapper has been a longtime fan of Lady Gaga. In fact, she loves the pop star so much she even performed as Lady Gaga in a high school talent show, according to VH1.


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She loves giving sex tips

She loves giving sex tips

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Only people who follow Cardi B on social media know this! The rapper can be found giving sex advice to her followers on Twitter.


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She loves Chinese and Mexican food

21 year old Bardi ❤️❤️

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She loves Chinese and Mexican food

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Though she can’t quite pick which cuisine she likes the best, the 24-year-old told Billboard her favorite food fluctuates between Chinese, Mexican, and her grandma’s cooking. 


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She has famous fans

I love you more @ddlovato .I love you before you know I existed ????????????????

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She has famous fans

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On her Instagram page, Cardi often posts photos of famous people who are fans of her work.

Two recent celebs who can be seen promoting her include Demi Lovato and Snoop Dogg. 


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Her nationality will surprise you

Her nationality will surprise you

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Cardi B is both Dominican and Trinidadian, In Touch Weekly reports.


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Her parents are from the Caribbean

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Her parents are from the Caribbean

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Though she was born and raised in the Bronx, Net Worth reports Cardi B’s parents are from the Caribbean. 


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Drake is a fan

Cardiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ☑️ @iamcardib

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Drake is a fan

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Yes, Drizzy loves Cardi’s music. He recently posted a photo on his Instagram with the rapper and captioned it, “Cardiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.”


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She has a deal with famed Atlantic Records

She has a deal with famed Atlantic Records

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"I had a lot of deals on the table but like they gave me the best offer,” she told Fader of her record deal. 

“The one that I don't have to owe them much, and they just gave me a lot of money so I took it.” 


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She’s starred in other music videos

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She’s starred in other music videos

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Before she was famous on her own, the New York native starred in the music video for "Chapi Chapi" by Farruko. 


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She considers herself a feminist

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She considers herself a feminist

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“I support every type of woman,” she told Latina in 2016. 

“A lot of people claim they are feminists, but they only support a certain type of woman: only doctors, nurses, career women. I support women getting money, regardless.” 


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She used to be a stripper

She used to be a stripper

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Before her music career, Cardi made her money as a stripper. 

“People would make me cry when they told me all I was ever going to be was a stripper. I stopped dancing last year on my birthday, Oct. 11,” she told the New York Post

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Cardi B is slowly rising to fame in the hip hop world and fans cannot get enough of her.

With a following of over 9.4 million on Instagram and her debut album coming in October, it makes sense people would want to get to know the female rapper better.

Scroll through the gallery to learn 15 things you didn’t know about this Love & Hip Hop superstar.