Cardi B is the star of i-D’s new Radical Issue. The outspoken social media star and Bronx-raised rapper just ended her breakout year. Cardi B was nominated for multiple Grammys, signed a multimillion dollar deal with Atlantic Records, released the chart-topping hit Bodak Yellow which New York Times called the “the rap anthem of the summer”, and received a stellar engagement proposal from Migos rapper Offset. Cardi B is young, rich, famous and in-love at 25. It is not clear what else is in her sights to conquer, but we do know she sure looks luxe doing it.
Here are three things we learned about Cardi B from the i-D interview.
Cardi B was almost a teacher. “I thought I could be a history teacher one day, but what turned me off was when they told me what you get paid. I didn’t like that,” she said.
Cardi B used to get picked on in middle school. “I used to wear pink skirts, jackets with fur on the sleeves," she said. "I used to dress like That’s So Raven. Everybody in my school used to look at me like I was crazy… I was getting picked on for the way I dressed. I got jumped in the sixth grade real bad and after that, it changed me. It really, really did change me.”
Cardi B doesn’t want a traditional wedding. “It’s going to be gangster," she said. "I don’t want it to be a boring wedding reception, cus me? I’m going to be doing the splits.”
Read the rest of the interview here.