Cardi B started her hustle as a cashier at the Amish Market in TriBeCa. In an interview with Fader, Cardi told the magazine that when she was fired from that job, her boss suggested that she should go across the street and become a stripper. She took his advice and did just that.
At the age of 19, Cardi B dropped out of community college and turned to stripping as a main source of income. At the time, she was telling her family that she was a nanny.
By the age of 22, Cardi was making serious stacks as a stripper at high end clubs. However, she knew that wouldn’t be her end goal. At the age of 23, she decided to give up stripping.
At age 23, Cardi B took Instagram by storm. Her videos of her speaking her mind on taboo topics and shamelessly speaking about her experiences went viral. Did we mention she’s a feminist?
In 2016, Cardi B joined the cast of the popular Reality TV show Love and Hip Hop.
December 29, 2016: Cardi B announced that she would be leaving Love and Hip Hop: New York to focus on her rap career and other projects.
March 7, 2016: Cardi dropped her first mixtape: Gangsta B***h Music, Vol. 1.
May 28, 2016: Cardi B showed off her new dental reconstruction and commences to the next level of glowing up!
On August 22, 2016, Cardi B took the world by surprise in a high-end fashion shoot for Fashion Bomb Daily.
January 20, 2017: Cardi B dropped her second mixtape, Gangsta B***h Music, Vol. 2.
January 31, 2017: Cardi B stars in BET’s hit series Being Mary Jane as Mercedes.