Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar Cephus ( born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper and songwriter. She is known for her aggressive flow, clever punchlines and outspoken lyrics, which have received widespread media coverage and been vastly quoted online.
Cardi B Born and raised in New York City, she first gained popularity through Vine and Instagram. From 2015 to early 2017, she appeared as a regular cast member on the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York, which depicted the pursuit of her music aspirations, and earned further recognition with the release of her two mixtapes: Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 (2016) and Vol. 2 (2017).