Cardi B has launched her new album "Invasion of privacy" and has silenced her critics. This album has already gone Gold and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, cementing Cardi B into the Hip Hop Hall Of Fame.
We personally love her album, every track is a hit. You know when an album is that good when don't skip a track - this is the case for Cardi's album, and we are so happy for her as she has worked damn hard for this. As you know we love a good story and Cardi B's story is nothing short of inspirational. this is why we wanted to share with you our seven reasons why we love Cardi B
1. UNASHAMED OF HER PAST.
Cardi B is not ashamed to tell you that she worked as a stripper to get money to pay the bills to support her family, prior to her fame. You know how it is, you have to do what you have to do, but Cardi B, the smart woman that she is, used this arena to her full advantage. In the clubs she learnt how to deal with people, she says in an interview with the Breakfast club, in order to deal with her clients, she had to learn different languages such as French and Russian, she goes on to say that " People want me to be so full of shame that I used to dance. I would never be ashamed of it. I made a lot of money, I had a good time and it showed me a lot – it made me open my eyes about how people are, how men are, about hunger and passion and ambition.”
2. SHE'S AMBITIOUS
We first came across Cardi B from the reality television show Love And Hip Hop New York and loved every moment she appeared because she was so unique, had a very strong accent and a natural comedic quality. We found ourselves giggling at the various comments she made and situations she was in. Cardi came to the mainstream through Love and Hip Hop but left after two seasons and people were genuinely shocked and thought that she left too soon, but unbeknown to us all, Cardi had a plan, she wanted to take her music career seriously and to the next level and look-y here, it was a risk that paid off.
3. INSTAGRAM STAR
Before Love And Hip Hop New York, Instagram was where you would find Cardi B. We signed up to her account around her Love And Hip Hop days and again if you want to see how funny, unashamed and bold she is, just sign up. you will be thoroughly entertained. She will tell you how she's feeling, give some very sound advice and if a situation calls for it - she will be a gangster. Her account is never short of fun. It's also beautiful to see how she has evolved over the last few years from Instagram-famous to Super-stardom and to Ms Cardi we say, keep on shinin' and evolving girl! You can connect to her IG account here.
4. LOVES HER ROOTS
Cardi B is a Trinidadian-Dominican Bronx native and she has the personality to match. She is fiery, outspoken and is still the same woman she was before the fame, she is just now dripping with jewels! She has a deep love for her roots and her people, whether they are from Trinidad, Dominican Republic or the Bronx, she always sends her fam love, this is why we love her.
5. SHE'S SMART
Don't be fooled by the strong Bronx accent, Cardi will tell you herself that she may not have the words to eloquently say what she would like to say, but she didn't get where she is now by being stupid, she knows a few things. Cardi has a love of history and politics and is clued up, We wish we could see that side of her more because like we say at Olyinka HQ, smart is the new sexy! And Ms Cardi is all that!
6. CARDI B'ISMS
Cardi has developed her own language whereby she places the the letters "sh" before a word, for example, rather than say "money" she will say "sh'money", or "sh'meglar" instead of regular. Ok, we admit, we don't fully understand it, but we think it's cute, maybe she could release a "Cardi B'ism Guide" to help us out.
7. STAYS CLOSE TO THE STREETS
Even though Cardi B has been elevated to Super Stardom status, she still keeps her ears to the streets, which is another way of saying she knows what's going on in her home district of the Bronx, New York. Her family, friends and even her haters still live there so the connection is close and is the reason why she is still so humble and grounded.
8. LOVES FASHIONOVA
We know, we said seven but we had to add the fact that she loves the budget fashion line Fashionova. Before her fame, she was kicking it with this brand, proudly showing off her purchases and nothing has changed, she still does, so much so she is collaborating with the brand to produce a fashion line and we can't wait!.
Check out Cardi B's new album "Invasion of privacy" here and let us know what you think. Enjoy!