Even if you aren’t a fan of rap, you may have heard Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow. She is undoubtedly the rising queen of Hip Hop and we are all paying attention.
Uncle Luke, Cardi B, and DJ Khaled perform onstage during the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida.
A huge part of her identity is, of course, her very manufactured look. Cardi has never been one to shy away from discussing her enhancements. If you have been an OG Cardi fan you know she used to have a crooked tooth, which she got fixed as soon as she started making big time music schmoney.
Cardi B performs at E11EVEN on November 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Getty Images)
Cardi used to be an exotic dancer before pursuing a career in music and entering the Love and Hip Hop franchise. Considering she worked in an industry where she had to look a certain way to earn the most singles as you can, she certainly did her best to look the part.
G-Eazy and Cardi B perform onstage during 105.1s Powerhouse 2017 at the Barclays Center on October 26, 2017 (Getty Images)
In many interviews, she has spoken about the illegal butt implants she got in Queens from someone’s house. “It looks good it feels good. But I know in the back of my mind that this is not healthy,” Cardi said in an interview with Hot 97.
Cardi B attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Getty Images)
“I know this is not healthy, but like… In society, especially in like the workplace I used to be on, it’s hard because I like used to think I have a nice fine ass but it’s like you know the girl next to me, you know she is making all this schmoney and she got a big ass,” Cardi explained during the interview.
Cardi B (instagram)
Cardi has also spoken about how when she was 19, she thought the rich women in magazines were making money because they had voluptuous bodies and were appearing on music videos. “Sometimes I felt like I didn’t get the lead in the music videos because I felt like I didn’t probably have enough ass,” the Bodak Yellow singer explained her insecurities as a young woman.
Cardi B (instagram)
She has also spoken about a specific friend who she was “cool” with, but would never make her the lead in his music videos. When she confronted him about it, he told her that she needs to “get her ass done.” He further convinced her that she would look “way better” once she gets implants.
Her natural slim stature is the reason she had to go for illegal butt implants rather than moving fat within her body, which is what most people who go for these surgeries do. The pressure of looking better and making more money is what drove her to get her assets enhanced.