CARDI B was a stripper before she saw chart success with her music.
The WAP singer has gone on to win a Grammy award and receive nominations for seven others.
Did Cardi B used to work as a stripper?
Cardi B has been very open about her past job as a stripper before her rise to fame.
On her official website she says stripping allowed her to escape poverty and domestic violence, explaining that she was in an abusive relationship at the time.
She said: “It really saved me from a lot of things. When I started stripping I went back to school.”
Cardi B spoke to CBS about her time stripping, telling them that: “A lot of women here, they taught me to be more powerful.
“I did gain, like, a passion and love [for] performing. It made me feel pretty… I’m glad for this chapter in my life.
“A lot of people always want to make fun of me – ‘Oh, you used to be a stripper!’ – I don’t ever regret it, because I learned a lot.
“I feel like it matured me. My biggest ambition was money. That’s what these women put in my head: nothing is important but the money.”
And after accidentally posting a nude snap on October 12, 2020, the singer said: “I’m not going to beat myself over this…I used to be a f**king stripper, so whatever.”
Which strip clubs did Cardi B work at?
The strip club Cardi B has openly named is the New York Dolls, based as the name suggests in New York.
She told Fader that she was fired from a deli after giving someone a hefty discount.
Her manager then told her she was “pretty” and had “a nice body”, suggesting that she work across the street at the New York Dolls strip club.
Cardi B began working there aged 19 and quit stripping altogether at 23.
She claimed that during her first shift there she made $300 in eight hours and by the age of 21 she had saved $20,000.
In 2018 she told ID magazine: “The first time I stripped I was really embarrassed, I felt like I could hear my parents voice in my head.
“After a while I didn’t even care any more. I was seeing money that I feel like I would’ve never seen ever.”
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Does she have an OnlyFans account?
Cardi B announced back in August that she had joined OnlyFans.
It costs $4.99 (which is £3.80) a month to view her content.
However, she was clear that nudes wouldn’t be making it to the platform as she captioned her announcement post with: “Also any rumors floating around.NO I WONT BE SHOWING P***Y , T*****S AND A** .LINK IN BIO…It will be a place for only me and my fans.”
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