Belcalis Almanzar was born October 11, 1992. She is known professionally as American rapper Cardi B. She hails from New York City, born and raised in The Bronx. She gained attention in the public sphere for openly discussing her career as a stripper on social media. Cardi B identifies as a feminist and credits stripping with giving her the financial freedom to escape a life of domestic abuse and poverty.
Cardi B was a regular cast member on the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York (2015-2017). Her debut single for Atlantic Records “Bodak Yellow” reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. She was the second-ever female rapper to do so with a solo output, following Lauryn Hill in 1998. The single can be found on her debut studio album Invasion of Privacy (2018). Cardi B recently announced a pregnancy with fiancé Offset, who belongs to the rap trio Migos.