Cardi B

Cardi B – 2017 BET Awards – Arrivals – Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: phred mosbey / PR Photos

Birth Name: Belcalis Almanzar

Place of Birth: Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 11, 1992

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic, Trinidadian [mix of African and Spanish]

Cardi B is an American rapper, songwriter, and media personality.

She was born in Washington Heights, Manhattan, and was raised in The Bronx. Her parents were born in the Dominican Republic, and her mother lived in Trinidad. Cardi has said, “my mum is Trini &spaniard my pop Dominican.” Her parents both also have African ancestry. Cardi stated on Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM that she is a Boston Red Sox fan because “That’s where all the Dominicans are at,” that most Dominican players are with the Red Sox. A picture of Cardi’s mother can be seen here.

Her sister is social media star and television personality Hennessy Carolina.

Cardi B is married to hip hop recording artist Offset, with whom she has a daughter.

Cardi has said:

One thing that always bothers me is that people know so little about my culture. We are Caribbean people. And a lot of people be attacking me because they feel like I don’t be saying that I’m black… Some people want to decide if you’re black or not, depending on your skin complexion, because they don’t understand Caribbean people or our culture. I don’t got to tell you that I’m black. I expect you to know it… I expect people to understand that just because we’re not African American, we are still black. It’s still in our culture. Just like everybody else, we came over here the same f**king way. I hate when people try to take my roots from me.

Source: http://www.thefader.com

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11 Responses

  1. mmessina92 says:

    Cardi’s mother is Dominican also. She LIVED in Trinidad, but she is ethnically Dominican.

    This is her mother:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRHShUCW4AARr58.jpg

  2. italiano90 says:

    Apparently her mother isn’t really trinidadian. She is a dominican born in Trinidad. Why do people say Cardi B is black? Yes its obvious she has distant african ancestry but not enough for her to be considered black. Her father is clearly heavily european influenced. Her mom looks triguena. Cardi is mixed. I wouldnt even classify her as afro latina. She’s just a heavily mixed person. I have yet to see a family member of hers that looks black and theres A LOT of them on the web.

  3. Samiiraa says:

    « Her parents are both Black » wrong, none of her parents are Black, both are mixed race. Why can’t we consider MIXED RACE people ? Why do you always have to put people in a box ?
    Her father looks white, he doesn’t even look like the average dominican mulatto :

    https://goo.gl/images/GRXhfk

    https://goo.gl/images/fYpdDE

    https://goo.gl/images/nvJdjc

    She may have said she identifies as black but she also said previously she isn’t. Like most mixed people in this industry, they’re black when it’s convenient and it doesn’t change facts and their DNA.

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