Cardi B (born Belcalis Almanzar on October 11, 1992 in The Bronx, New York) is an American rapper and cast member of Love & Hip Hop: New York. After high school she enrolled in Borough of Manhattan Community College and worked part time in a market before quitting both. She worked as a stripper from the age of 18 and became a popular fixture around NYC strip clubs. She continued to perform as an exotic dancer for five more years. Cardi then landed a role on VH-1’s reality series Love & Hop Hop: New York. She managed to forge a successful hip hop career with the help of members from Migos, earning her Best New Artist and Best Female Artist nominations at the 2017 BET Awards. She’s a social media sensation with over 7.4 million followers to her Instagram account.