Gained fame as a cast member on the reality series Love & Hip Hop: New York. She is a hip hop recording artist known for singles such as "Bodak Yellow" and "Foreva." Also a social media star, she has earned more than 40 million Instagram followers on her iamcardib account.
She performed as an exotic dancer for five years.
Also a video vixen, she released a DVD called I Am: Cardi B and landed a special on Revolt TV taking viewers behind the scenes of her life.
Her real name is Belcalis Almanzar. She was born and raised in the Bronx alongside her sister Hennessy Carolina. She married Kiari Cephus, aka Offset in 2017; they briefly separated in 2018. She gave birth to a daughter named Kulture Kiari Cephus on July 10, 2018.
She starred in the music video for "Chapi Chapi" by Farruko and featuring Messiah.