We were first introduced to Cardi B during the wonderful show known as Love and Hip Hop: New York (L&HH). And yes, she hasn’t changed one bit, and that’s why I love her!
Like many of us growing up in hard times, she just wanted to get her career right, and get out of the dancing business. It was in February 2017 when she signed her first major label record deal with Atlantic Records and then released her debut single “Bodak Yellow”, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In August 2017, she released the Spanish-language mix to the hit.
According to the people.com article above, she said, “A lot of my family members on my dad side of the family don’t understand English. I wanted to make them proud. Sooooo I did BODAK YELLOW IN SPANISH.”
Cardi has since collaborated with other artists including Ozuna’s “La Modelo”.
Born to an Afro-Trinidadian mother and Mestizo Dominican father, Cardi has expressed her loves and hates all over social media. She “keeps it 100” everywhere she goes; from music award ceremonies to on-camera interviews, and of course social media.
This paragraph from a Huffington Post article says it all:
What makes Cardi B so inspiring to Dominicans (or better yet, Dominican Americans) is her relatability. Cardi B is often quoted saying, “I’m just another degular shmegular girl from the Bronx,” and yes, Cardi B is precisely just that — a regular girl from the Bronx. However, she means so much more; she represents thousands just like her who may find it difficult to “assimilate” to achieve success in America.