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Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar (born October 11, 1992), better known by her stage name Cardi B, is a Dominican-Trinidadian-American rapper, songwriter and television personality.

Early Life:

Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar was born to a Dominican father and a Trinidadian mother in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York on October 11, 1992.

Why She and Her Songs Suck:

  1. She usually gets other people to write her songs and doesn't write a lot of songs herself.
  2. She literally said that she doesn't care about hip hop and only wants to do it to make money, which is disrespectful to rappers who actually put work into their music.
  3. Her lyrical content is very repetitive, usually revolving around bragging, ostentation, or sex. Sometimes, she even rants about her critics and haters such as in "Wish Wish". In fact, she made a song dedicated to butts, like "Twerk".
  4. She uses the same flow in all of her songs and never tries anything new.
  5. She has awful punchlines like "I run this shit like Cardio" or "Pussy so good, I say my own name during sex" and even "Shit, I need room for my legs". Her worst possible punchline was in her song "Pull Up" where she said, "Shit don't come out like it's constipation".
  6. She's so overrated. Here are some reasons why:
    1. People call her the queen of rap even though she's just come into the game and there are much more talented female rappers who write their own lyrics and have cemented their name in the game like Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Lil Kim or, to even some extent, Nicki Minaj.
    2. She won the Grammy for Best Rap Album over Mac Miller's Swimming, Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap, Travis Scott's Astroworld and Pusha T's Daytona, which were all much higher acclaimed and better albums than her Invasion of Privacy.
    3. She was number 5 on the 2018 edition of Complex's "Top 20 Best Rappers in Their 20s", higher than more talented rappers like Denzel Curry (who was number 17) and Joey Bada$$ (who was number 9).
  7. Her petty fights with Nicki Minaj and with her co-stars on "Love and Hip-Hop".
  8. She was featured on a few bad songs like "Girls Like You" by Maroon 5, "Taki Taki" by DJ Snake, "La Modelo" by Ozuna and "Backin' it Up" by Pardison Fontinade.
  9. Her rapping voice can get annoying at times.
  10. She admitted to drugging and robbing men back when she was a stripper. She then defended her decision by saying she had to do it "to survive". One of them has gone as far as to admit that listening to Cardi was worse than getting drugged and robbed by her, turning the whole thing into some kind of MEME. To make matters worse, she was later cast into the movie Hustlers, which is about drugging and robbing men. Furthermore, there's rumors going around that she may have had them sexually assaulted.
  11. Many people accuse her of only being famous after being on "Love and Hip-Hop".
  12. She is an example of a celebrity lacking sense as she made a whiny rant on the 2018 - 2019 United States federal government shutdown and her music video for her song "Press" was negatively reviewed against lesbians and bisexuals.
  13. She is an egotist: In her "MotorSport" verse, she says that she's the "Selena of trap music".
  14. In a collaboration with a DJ, she made a song about the coronavirus in the midst of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic which ended up becoming a meme.
  15. She stated she wanted to start a GoFundMe to release Joe Exotic from prison because she claimed that the Tiger King documentary treated him unfairly despite the fact that Joe tried to hire a hitman to kill his rival and that he abused both people and animals which ended with Joe serving a 22 year prison sentence. She later backtracked and stated that she was joking but also said that he loved him and that he "needed better representation".

Redeeming Qualities:

  1. She has two good songs, "Red Barz" and "Be Careful".
  2. She does well on most of her featured verses and often saves the song (ex. "MotorSport", "No Limit", "Who Want The Smoke", "On Me", "Champagne Rosé", "Backin' it Up").
  3. Her production is usually good (with the exception of some songs like "Money Bag" and "Money", which have terrible beats).
  4. Her role as Diamond, a stripper-turned-embezzler, in the movie Hustlers is really good.
  5. She helped make Bruno Mars's song "Finesse" even better and more lively with her remix of the song.
  6. She is openly against bullying as she defended an Australian 9-year-old dwarfism victim from online bullies by openly calling them out and destroying their lies in one rant video.

Discography:

Singles

Title Release Peak chart positions (US) Album
"Cheap Ass Weave" 2015 None Non-album single #1
"Stripper Hoe" 2016 None Non-album single #2
"What a Girl Likes" 2016 None Underestimated: The Album
"Bronx Season" 2016 None Underestimated: The Album and Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2
"Red Barz" 2017 None Non-album single #3
"Bodak Yellow" 2017 1 Invasion of Privacy
"MotorSport"

(with Migos and Nicki Minaj)

2017 6 Culture II
"Bartier Cardi"

(featuring 21 Savage)

2017 14 Invasion of Privacy
"Be Careful" 2018 11 Invasion of Privacy
"I Like It"

(with Bad Bunny and J Balvin)

2018 1 Invasion of Privacy
"Ring"

(featuring Kehlani)

2018 28 Invasion of Privacy
"Money" 2018 13 Non-album single #4
"Please Me"

(with Bruno Mars)

2019 3 Non-album single #5
"Press" 2019 16 Non-album single #6
"Yes"

(with Fat Joe and Anuel AA)

2019 None Family Ties

Studio albums

Mixtapes

  • Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 (2016)
  • Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2 (2017)
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