We know her as Cardi B but who knew her real name is Belcalis Almanzar? The reality star turned record-breaking rapper has opened up about how we came to know her as Cardi B.
And let's just say it doesn't look like anyone will be calling her Belcalis anytime soon. Except for a few special people.
“My sister’s name is Hennessy, so everybody used to be like ‘Bacardi’ to me,” Cardi B said while on The Wendy Williams Show recently. “Then I shortened it to Cardi B. The ‘B’ stands for whatever, depending on the day… beautiful or bully.”
As for still going by Belcalis, Cardi B said only her family still calls her that.
Interestingly enough, Cardi’s last name could be changing sooner than later as she recently got engaged to Offset of the rap group The Migos. While Cardi explained her name to Williams just days earlier the host explained why she didn’t think Cardi should have been so quick to say yes.
Williams first stated that Offset really isn’t the star of the group. But that could change as his engagement to Cardi B has the potential to boost his stock she added. Williams went as far as calling Offset the “Kelly [Rowland]” of the group in comparison to Rowland’s role in Destiny’s Child.
“Cardi came from nothing; bought herself some new teeth; she’s got a really good career right now! And, my thought is, there’s a whole lot that goes into staying exactly where you are Cardi, or getting better, because you’re going to get endorsements,” said Williams.
She added that this is the wrong time to agree to marry a guy who she’s known for less than a year, considering the state of Cardi’s career. Even though Williams said the two don’t necessarily have to be tied down to one another now, “no one has time to wait for a 5-year engagement.”
Cardi B first starred in Love & Hip Hop New York but left the show after her music career started to blow up. Now, there is even speculation that she’s collaborating with Beyonce. As for Offset, the two never really denied rumors that they were an item. Before Offset, Cardi was going strong with Tommy, a guy who fans have never officially met but have heard about as he was Cardi’s boyfriend when she was on the reality show. At the time Tommy was in prison, fans saw the ups and downs of their relationship firsthand. They ended up calling it quits when Cardi could no longer visit him as her success grew.
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