Cardi B

Rapper Cardi B covers the current issue of Billboard magazine to celebrate her historic rise to the top of the Hot 100 chart.

But despite her many achievements in 2017, the 25-year-old Bronx native has one regret: that she failed to deliver a second hit record to avoid being categorized as a "one-hit-wonder" for life.

Along the way from reality TV obscurity to hip-hop stardom, Cardi became the first female to grace the top of the chart since Lauryn Hill; she picked up two Grammy nominations for her only hit "Bodak Yellow", and she got engaged to fellow one-hit wonder rapper Offset of Migos.

Cardi B

“Cardi is the people’s champion,” says Atlantic president of black music Michael Kyser. “She doesn't know how to play industry games -- she’s six months removed from the Bronx projects.”

What's in store for Cardi in 2018?

According to Billboard, Cardi thinks she and Offset will move to Atlanta, because “guys from down south don’t move here.” And, besides, they want a “big crazy” house… As for her longtime plan to have a baby at 25, the age that she is now, that will have to wait.

  • You Could Never

    If you havent already please do watch Cardi B on Fallon clip from last night. You wont be disappointed lol

    Im so happy for you Cardi. Baby girl you deserve.

  • Reina1718

    She reminds me of charro!

  • becky naka

    She looks good.

  • tintin

    She deserves this cover. She deserved this months ago.

  • Breitbart_Savior

    She's a good example for not only artist but also every day working people with goals.

    Like Tiffany Haddish, Cardi B isn't just some overnight phenomenon; they're both hard working, down-to-the-grit hustlers who worked and worked and worked until someone saw the profitability of their product and/or service.

    Kudos

  • Owww76

    I must be the only one that cannot get into her at all. Her flow and delivery is weak too me. Enjoy that time now, because all this hype off of one song is crazy. We'll see what happens when that album comes out.

  • Trey

    She was barely speaking proper English...I was cringing

  • Breitbart_Savior

    You're thinking small.

    Finally having a hit song (for an artist) is sorta like dating until you find love. Give people credit for what they have done.

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    No you're not the only who can't get into her. Her flow and delivery is wack. She's just a one hit wonder for now.

  • Coy little wink

    Go Cardi! The people's champ indeed ?

  • imright

    my career takin off these hoes joggin in place ??????

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Nope, you're not the only one. I immediately change the station every time I hear her voice on the radio.

  • SpillyNillie

    I liked me some Cardi B from day one (LHHNY). Not really into her music but I can respect her hustle and grind.

  • Hookedonblinds

    Nah she wack asf.....listened to Bodak and Motorsport, then listened to her 2 mix tapes and she wack. I don't believe she wrote Bodak or her verses on other songs but it doea sound like she wrote those 2 mix tapes. ???

  • my view

    DJ Envy just said Cardi has another hit on her hands....i wonder who's writing these hits for her?

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    She looks good. Congrats to her.

  • the guest

    I get all the criticisms. But she is so endearing. You want her to succeed. She has crossed over lookswise to a more refined stylist. These photos are great and she emanates genuine happiness.

  • the guest

    Nice analogy.

  • You Could Never

    I read some dudes from I wanna say Dallas wrote Bodak. Names escapes me

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    NICE cover photo. She looks good with all the touch ups!!!

  • Marlika

    “Cardi is the people’s champion,” Um who are these people this fool speaks of????

  • A D N

    I really like the song Kodak Yellow. It's fun and a good song to just let your hair down, work out to, clean up to, or just dance and act silly to.

  • Tammie Reed

    She is wearing that Balmain! Love it all! Wish her well, bless her heart LOL!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Love the cover! She looks great!! Ride that wave girl. Love her rawness!! You cant help but to like her..

  • Karen Brady

    Lmao

  • Karen Brady

    LOVE the dress

  • Junkanoo

    I don't get it either she has no star appeal. I think a lot of folks into her missed the golden age of rap music she is a joke compared to many who came before her, standards have fallen so low it's sad

  • isis Osiris

    She made history having 3 songs on the top 10 at the same time. Do your research

  • Junkanoo

    She's dead common.... l can thankful say l haven't heard any of her music and plan to keep it that way..... She looks like a chimney sweep

  • ?Royalty?

    I can't get into her music, but I love seeing people overcome the odds and succeed. I wish her the best. ?

  • ?Royalty?

    I can't get into her music, but I love seeing people overcome the odds and succeed. I wish her the best. ?

  • BrittBrat2005

    I'm not going knock her success.. Do your thing it's a blessing to do something you dream of or work hard at..

  • dontgetblocked

    She's growing on me. I love the Migos and she's all over their stuff. Auntie don't you know the Migos started the dab? She got hooked up with the right people.

  • Mzgreen

    She took advantage of an opportunity which is great. I am not really sure what the future holds, hope she has a good support system.

  • EMILY POST

    Damn did Nicki just have something like that on the picture that MTO used today... Yet Nicki looked dare I say for the first time classy. Showing her panties ruined Cardi Bs look. It was almost there but nope underwear shot ruined it.

  • EMILY POST

    Wow her song lyrics.... Just Wow... A Song called Stripper Hoe.... Just check the lyrics on what these fools in the entertainment industry cosign....
    1 of the many reasons How can anybody trust them and the things they say and do....

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Nicki is mad as hell!!! She's been tweeting about who's all getting used and blah blah. Like, bitch, worry bout ya self! LOL You're just jelly.

  • NicoleZee

    She has really grown on me. I LOVE her candor and how she can just be herself and doesn't give two shits about what people think. She reminds me of some of the chicas I met in Colombia, but they didn't speak English of course! LOL! I still don't like the Bodak song, but I hope she gets involved in other business ventures. Rap music is mostly trash. Buena suerte Cardi!

    Good night Roses. I have to go. My 2 year old just decided to use his toys to empty ALL of the water out of the toilet! WTH???? Lawd!

  • Jussjess25

    Thank you!!!! Facts shes always so threatened by other female rappers.

  • Junkanoo

    I think all the GMO food is dumping folks down even more no doubt her music serves the exact same agenda

  • V Dubb

    Bunch of shait talking from people who don't even buy music.

  • Shawty

    She looks great on the cover.

  • bemetoo

    She's not the first or the last too do it

  • KlankyKlank

    This message for @SandraRose from @tsmadison, starts at 1:42:47.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6167&v=rzxp9417K9s

  • bemetoo

    Congrats to card I but we what and where will she be a year from now??? Buying (leasing) $300,000+ cars while dating a guy who took out massive multi million dollars loans from a company that has stakes in all of his upcoming and incoming finances is risky

  • You Could Never

    Umm that is what "made history" means. The first woman. Might not be the last. But is the first.

    "The Bronx, New York, rapper just made history by becoming the first woman to chart her first three singles in the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list simultaneously."

    Not sure who the first man is but prolly white and IDC based on that alone.

  • You Could Never

    Fukk your fridge built ass TS Madison. How dare you talk about Sandra's elderly mother? I hope your badly built ass gets all kinds of legalness slapped on you courtsey of Sandra. You can talk about her but to bring her mom into it? Bish go drink some bleach and have a seat while you attempt to call Poison control, all while hoping you make it. And have yourself a Merry Little Christmas with all your throat meat burned the hell up.

  • Reina1718

    Every year there's a 1st lol

  • Reina1718

    Those are not her 3 singles...she has 1 single & featured on 2 others.... every yr theres a 1st something lol

  • JENNYJONES1

    BUT HER HISTORY MAKING ISN'T FOR 3 OF HER OWN SONGS, IT'S FOR HER HAVING 3 SONGS IN THE TOP 10 ALL AT THE SAME TIME NO MATTER HOW MUCH SHE'S ON THEM, 100% OR 10% HER NAME IS IN THE TITLE. LOL!!!!.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    MAN PEOPLE NEED TO STOP TRYING TO STEAL PEOPLE'S SHINE AND SUCCESS. CREDIT WAS GIVEN TO EVERYONE THAT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE SONG EVEN KODAK BLACK & HIS TEAM GOT CREDIT FOR THE HOOKS AND STUFF THEY DID ON THE ORIGINAL SONG. SMH!!!!.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Judas & GOD

    people hate Nicki and willing to do anything to get rid of her ..sad

  • JENNYJONES1

    SANDRA PLEASE SHOW THE, ANY EXCERPT OR CLIP WHERE CARDI SAYS ' her one regret: that she failed to deliver a second hit record to avoid being categorized as a “one-hit-wonder” for life' ESP WHEN HER 2ND SINGLE DIDN'T DROP UNTIL TODAY.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • You Could Never

    And her name is in them writing credits getting her paid.

  • Reina1718

    Lol honey 2018 another 1st will pop up.. anybody can make a hit nowadays if u talk about sex & drugs ?????

  • Reina1718

    I jus read she's the 6th woman????? Ashanti, rihanna, iggy, beyonce....

  • You Could Never

    SIGH. there are some clues in there.

    "She’s also just the sixth woman to score three simultaneous top 10s at ANY POINT in her career, following Ashanti, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé and Rihanna."

    Her FIRST three singles are in the chart at the SAME TIME. Not over her career. Or Later in it. Her first ones.

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8031209/cardi-b-rb-hip-hop-charts-top-10-songs

  • Reina1718

    RAtchet wins nowadays

  • Reina1718

    I wasnt sure if he was trying 2 make her look dumb or what..& them noises...nicki does in all her songs

  • Trace da Ace

    I am not going to knock Cardi B....she has done what most folks are hating on her for.....COME UP. Don't hate on this girl cause she had the #1 hit of the summer...she moved out the projects.....got her money up.....why would we hate on that??? She is not trying to compete for Nikki....she has her own lane....folks always try to pit females against each other....damn shame...they don't do that with the men...so why do it with the women? Its hard as hell now for female to break in and maintain a spot in the game....so why try to tear them down? When folks endorse the like of non talent men like Uzi Vert.. Kodak Black....and others who's songs sound like it was made in the basement of a weed session.....damn...stop trying to tear women down all the time....smdh,,,,,

  • bemetoo

    Um Ashanti did this first

  • Dainese

    Have you heard her talk?
    She writes like she speaks.
    Definitely writing her own.