Caridi B’s Invasion of Privacy: From Rags to Ratchet Riches

performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California.

Cardi B has been living her BEST life in case you haven’t noticed! The internet exploded last week when she released her first studio album after months of anticipation. Cards has taken the music industry by storm and made a name for herself as rap’s ratchet princess. While this notion of “ratchet” is typically a bad thing, Cardi has used her explosive personality to her advantage to accomplish some of her wildest dreams. You can’t help but to fall in love with this girl!

Cardi started her career as a stripper in NYC back in 2014. Early on she decided to leverage the power of social media to mark her platform as we know it today. She used Instagram and Vine to make videos and pictures to illustrate the narrative of who she is.

She held nothing back often times posting deeply personal and embarrassing stories all letting us into her life and all of her flaws and mishaps. Through her connection, she was able to transcend her social media influence and eventually landed on reality tv. 2015 she decided to leave the strip pole alone and dive into music to mark herself as an artist.

This wasn’t an easy feat because few people took her seriously, however, Cardi never gave up and worked hard. Her first exposure was the release of her mixtapes marked her entrance as a serious artist although she didn’t get much recognition. Despite all of this, Cardi continued working and building her name and brand through