With ten nommy noms at this past MTV Video Music Awards, a spot at #2 for her song “I Like It” and a hold on #5 for her feature in Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You”, this spicy mamasita’s 5mins are lasting hella long…okurrr!
Did we mention she totally beat the Carters who came in at 8 noms? #Awk.
So, here’s the sitch — we can’t get enough of Bartier Cardi and since neither can you, we’ve decided to bring you the #411 on the top 3 biggest Cardi B questions we’ve gotten.
I literally can’t stop doing that.
Where Does Cardi B Live?
Well, that all depends on which house we’re talking about…
Cardi B House NJ (New Jersey)
For a while Miss Bartier Cardi resided in the pretty little town of Edgewater, NJ. Now, we know what you’re thinking…
Cardi — why not just live in the city?
Well folks, for the same exact reason that anyone chooses to not live in the city — because it’s freaking expensive.
In an interview with The Fader, the rapper chick commented on how at the time she paid about half of what she would have paid for an apartment the same size in the city. So what was the monthly bill, you ask? About $3k. Not bad for some #comeup salary.
Now, I have no idea how she does it, but she keeps her homes on the DL. Not even we can dig up an address. BUT, she did give an interview to Vibe where she revealed her “real” home – grandma’s apartment in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Cardi B House Atlanta
But long gone are the days when Cardi B was hustlin’ to pay rent that’s pretty much double mine. Now she lives in a beautiful home in Atlanta — the #culture capital of the world — and according to Architectural Digest — it’s a doozy.
Yess — that’s right — Architectural Digest — the last online magazine on earth I would imagine I would be using as a source for my Cardi B article.
Rolling Stone described the home as “an endless white mansion flanked by tall trees” and “enough six-figure cars parked outside to form a small-town parade.”
We can’t find ANY photos – but we’re on the hunt!
So why Atlanta, you ask? Well, since it’s Mr. Offset’s hometown — he insisted.
When Mrs. Offset was interviewing with GQ back in April she made note about how her hubby “…loves down South. He told me to move in with him, in Atlanta. I stayed in his house a couple of times, but it’s so hard to live there. He decided, though, that we’re going to build a house in Atlanta, and that’s the house that we’re gonna raise our kids in. But my job is in New York, always, so I can barely spend time in Atlanta.”
Unfortunately, the pair has been pretty hush-hush about showing off their new digs — and one can only imagine why– especially now that they’ve welcomed their new bundle of joy, Kulture Kiari Cephus into the world.
But, if you’re looking for Cardi B house pictures or a Cardi B house tour — then you should pop on over to the rapper’s IG where she posts tons of pics inside her disgustingly gorgeous home. #jelly.
What is Cardi B Net Worth?
According to the mecca of all celebrity net worth sites aka celebritynetworth.com, Cardi B’s net worth is a whopping $8 million big ones.
Now, to give you an idea of exactly how quickly she rose in ranks once she hit it big — her net worth was estimated at just $400k back in 2016 — just two years ago — pre-”Bodak Yellow” days.
Now, $400k is an achievement for pretty much anyone in life let alone a 26-year-old chick hailing from the Bronx. So when I say just $400k — what I really mean is I would throw my chum-covered 30-year-old body into shark-infested waters just to be in her shoes two years ago.
Now, this heffa went and more than doubled that number by February 2017 to $1.5 million and fast forward to 2018 — here we are at $8 million.
She’s makin’ us all look bad.
…there it is again.
…won’t be the last.
What is Cardi B’s Backstory?
This 26-year-old mega rap star was born Belcalis Almanzar in 1992 in the Bronx, NY to a Dominican father and Trinidadian mother.
So where did the catchy lil’ moniker “Cardi B” come from?
Well, she has a sister by the name of Hennessy Carolina, and as a result, the rapper found a lot of their friends calling her Bacardi, to which she switched to Cardi B once she began rapping.
By the time she was 16-years-old she was reppin Bloody gang but also focusing on musical theater in school.
Ironic — yes.
The artist recently opened up about how she was initially extremely hesitant to bring it up in interviews, mainly due to the fact that she was afraid she would lose her endorsement deals and because she would never “…want a young person, a young girl, to think it’s okay to join it.”
However, eventually, word started to get out about her gang affiliation — in part due to a handful of social media posts where she openly repped them — which led her to open up about it more honestly in the media.
In an interview with GQ she said, “When I was 16 years old, I used to hang out with a lot of…Bloods. I used to pop off with my homies. And they’d say, ‘Yo, you really get it poppin’. You should come home. You should turn Blood.’ And I did. Yes, I did.”
The rapper continued on with: “You could talk to somebody that is considered Big Homie and they will tell you: ‘Don’t join a gang.’ The person that I’m under, she would tell you, ‘Don’t join a gang.’ It’s not about violence. It’s just like—it doesn’t make your money. It doesn’t make your money. I rep it, because I been repping it for such a long time.”
At 18 she started strippin’ aka “skrippin” — as I prefer to fondly call it — to make some cash after being kicked out of her house and to help her get out of an abusive relationship. This change in occupation led to her becoming #instafamous due to a combination of her interesting profession and #nofilter #bluntasballs attitude.
And if you’re wondering if skrippin’ paid the bills… well, honeychild…according to Bartier Cardi, she started off making around $200 or $300, but by the time she was three years into the gig she found herself getting a major foothold on financial stability.
“When I was 21 I had $20,000 saved up…When I was 22 I already had $35,000 saved – in singles.”
The lesson of the day: Skrippin’ pays the bills.
Needless to say when you’re posting a lot of twerk vids and in your face, unabashedly unapologetic commentary all over the Gram — people are going to start to take notice.
Millions in fact — her videos started going viral — and that’s around the time when VH1 came in the picture.
Her 2 seasons on “Love and Hip Hop” thrust her into the spotlight and even though she was loving every minute of it, she eventually quit the show to focus on her music career…and the rest is history y’all.
What is Cardi B Like In Her Average/Day-to-Day Life?
When she’s not busy being the first female rapper to reach the number one spot on the chart as a solo artist since Lauryn Hill in ‘98, getting proposed to in front of thousands of people onstage by her insanely huge rapper hubby, or raking in 10 nominations at the MTV Awards, Bartier Cardi is pretty much your normal, everyday twenty-something multi-millionaire celebrity.
Let’s face it — Cardi B pretty much has an open door policy when it comes to her life in comparison with other celebrities — and since we stalk her on the Gram, we think it’s safe to say we are the definitive source when it comes to anything and everything surrounding her day-to-day activities.
But to be pretty honest — other than a pair of new Lamborghinis, some free merch, an MTV Awards show, and a baby — she seems like she spends a lot of time in the house.
LAWD honeychild if that were mine I’d never leave either…