Cardi B, who went from stripper to social-media phenom to reality-television star to world-beating rapper in less than five years and her daughter are on the cover of Vogue US magazine’s January 2020 issue.
Cardi , who was born Belcalis Almánzar, said she was a class clown who always dreamed of being a famous rapper: She spoke about motherhood, a new album, the scrutiny of ever-escalating fame, and how she handles the pressure.
As for the pressure, she handles it without apologies. She said, “I don’t know what it is—I will never know what it is—but ever since I was young, people liked to hear me talk. I was always that person, like, I didn’t really have a lot of friends, but people was excited to see me in class because they knew I was funny. They was dying to hear a story from me.”
She share her thoughts on her next album, politics, motherhood, marriage, and more in Vogue’s January 2020 cover.