Belcalis Almanzar is Cardi B's real name.
Her mother is Trinidadian and her father is Dominican, making up her dual nationality.
When Cardi B revealed on social media that she worked as a stripper, the attention she received increased.
She joined the Bloods when she was 16 but has subsequently distanced herself from gangs.
Cardi B worked at a grocery in Lower Manhattan when she was a youngster.
She eventually lost her job, and on the advice of her old grocery store manager, she started stripping.
Cardi B has acknowledged that she went to stripping to get out of poverty and domestic abuse during the time that she was in that relationship.
When some of her videos on Vine and Instagram started going viral in 2013, Cardi B began to receive attention.
Cardi B originally acquired Missy Elliott and Tweet's records.