Cardi B (Bacardi), one of the most famous American rappers and in the world, has continuously been a subject of the media’s scrutiny. Her real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar. She is originally from the Bronx, but is Dominican, and has a net worth of over 4 million dollars. She is a Libra and is known for many different hair colors.
Whether as a television and film star, internet celebrity on Vine and other sites, a fashion icon, songwriter, or a grammy-winning performer, Cardi has continuously used social media to be honest with her critics and fans alike. Beginning with her television appearances on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York, Cardi has always been framed as blatantly straight forward whether people – her television peers or the audience – likes it or not.
Cardi B is best known for her music career and is signed with Atlantic records. One of her standard top billboard hot 100 chart songs you may recognize is Bodak Yellow from her studio album Invasion of Privacy. She has also won many music awards, including bet hip hop awards. One of her all-time music idols is Lady Gaga, and she even performed her song in the high school talent show. She has collaborated with many artists, including Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj.
As she continued on with her music career, the United States-based rapper Cardi continued to take on her critics by using her social media platforms to share everything from her opinions on politics and history, her beauty decisions, her financial purchases, and even something as minimal as her height or body measurements.
As fans continue to tune in to her social media platform to hear the latest on Cardi’s thoughts and life experiences, her height has undoubtedly been one of the subjects that have perked public interests. So, how tall is Cardi B exactly?
While Cardi B has a big personality, the same cannot be said of her height. As in the case of many other subjects that Cardi has shared, she took to social media to share her height.
In a 2018 Twitter post, Cardi shared what most assume are both her height and weight. She shared with her fans that she comes in at 118 pounds, and that she’s quite petite – at “5’3″. While she didn’t clarify that those numbers belonged to her, most who saw the tweet assumed that those numbers belonged to her. She later clarified: “I know I look big on TV and on my pics but I only weigh 125 pounds and my height is 5’3.” A year later, she used social media to confirm: “I’m actually 5’3”.”
As a young woman, Cardi B decided to augment her body through the use of plastic surgery. She had the procedure while working as a stripper at New York Dolls, a famous New York City strip club. Cardi remembers that before working at New York Dolls, her manager at her former place of employment explained that the reason she should be a stripper is because she was: “so pretty” and had “a nice body.”
While stripping, she decided to get butt implants put into her body. In an interview with GQ Magazine, Cardi B admitted that one of her first aesthetic procedures, butt implants, could have very literally killed her. Not only did her implants cost $800 – which was quite expensive at the time considering her budget – they also consisted of illegally injected silicone. As a result of the surgery, Cardi experienced several severe side effects.
In an interview, Cardi B told the press:
“It was the craziest pain ever. I felt like I was gonna pass out. I felt a little dizzy. And it leaks for, like, five days.”
Many years after Cardi had the procedure, she decided that she wanted to visit the woman who had initially injected her implants to get a touch-up on the silicone. Fortunately for her, the woman who had initially conducted the operation had her operation shut down. The reason for this change in her business status? Allegedly, the woman had her business shut down because she can be accused of conducting a procedure that was responsible for the death of one of her clients.
Once Cardi B became famous, several people wanted to chime in on what Cardi B’s plastic surgery said about her. During an Instagram Live session, Cardi claimed that she had been given unhelpful advice about what to do with her body following child-birth. One of the things that many in her circle suggested was that she work out. She however, thought that it might be best to get a breast augmentation and liposuction surgery instead.
Some critics argued that her choice to go forward with plastic surgery meant that she was “lazy.” In response to her critics, Cardi stated:
“Listen, I do whatever the f**k I want to do with my body. Let me tell you something, b**ch. I don’t have the time of day like you do. Like, my job as an entertainer is a 24-hour job, bro. So no, I don’t have time to work out and I wanted specific things that I know that no matter how much I work out ― is not getting fixed. LIke my boobs, no matter how much I work out, they were not gonna lift themselves. So yeah, I had to get f**king surgery.”
Standing Next To Her Love
Her height – or the lack thereof it – was made more obvious when Cardi B stood next to the love of her life. Rapper Offset of the Migos was born Kendrell Cephus, and stands at 5’9” – a total of 6 inches higher than Cardi. Like the average woman, Cardi too likes to date men that are taller than her – and since his stature is considerably larger than Cardi – the height difference works perfectly, especially in the photographs that are often taken of the two on the red carpet.
While Cardi came to fame as a single woman, that quickly changed once she decided that Offset was the one for her. That said, Cardi has told the press that even after he initially met Offset, it took her quite some time to warm up to Offset. Despite thinking he was attractive, she was initially worried about getting involved with Offset and committing to a serious romantic relationship with him.
In particular, Cardi was concerned that Offset only wanted to be with her so that could have sex with her. While she had had relationships of that nature in the past, this is not the kind of relationship that she wanted any longer. Thankfully, once she was convinced that he wanted a long-term romance with her, she realized his interest in her was genuine. As a result, the two began officially dating in 2017.
After dating for a short while, Offset made the most significant gesture a boyfriend could in 2017 – he proposed to Cardi B during Power 99 Radio’s Powerhouse concert. Being the flashy performers that they are, Offset proposed with an eight-carat pear-shaped engagement ring. The custom bling set Offset back a total of $550,000. Not long after, the two had a beautiful daughter together in July 2018 – Kulture Kiari – who was named as a tribute to her father Offset.
And yet, despite their engagement and child together, the two have had a complicated relationship – especially given accusations of Offset cheating on Cardi. While the two spent some time apart once Cardi discovered that Offset had cheated, it wasn’t that long before the two reunited. In an interview with People Magazine, Cardi explained that the reasons for her taking Offset back were “personal” and that it was between the couple and their daughter. She detailed even further for People Magazine that:
“My relationship — my marriage — is not for them…It takes time. And it’s a marriage, and there’s a child involved, and family involved.”
Following their reconciliation, the two continue to be going strong and fans are so thrilled that they still reign as one of Hip Hop’s most loved couples. Regardless of Cardi B’s height, it is inspiring to see how she always stands tall in her truth.