The outspoken stripper, most notably known for her rants on Instagram, is now dazzling in the eyes of many viewers, and teaching us valuable lessons along the way.
I must say, I had a poor preconceived notion about Cardi. It took me a minute to break my negative stereotyping, and dehumanizing of strippers down. After watching her on a few episodes of Love and Hip Hop, listening to her speak her truth, and actually sitting through her videos, she's captured my mind and my heart.
I watched an interview she did on Vlad TV the other day, and I was so drawn to her story of why she became a stripper, surviving domestic abuse, and doing what she had to do to make ends meet. It was touching, it's the raw, gritty behind the story of regular degular shmegular chick from the Bronx.
Many people give her crap for being loud, and being a stripper, and having bad teeth. But her flaws doesn't make her any less human than we are. Who said we're perfect and that she doesn't know her flaws?
From loving your body, getting surgery, staying in school, and on a straight path, she delivers a message that is filled with wisdom from the wounds she endured. In her various posts on Instagram, and Twitter she touches on many issues, and topics that people of our culture could totally get. She's gold!
Yesterday Blavity post "14 Reasons Why Cardi B is A National Treasure," and amongst all of the reasons, one main theme is that she is unapologitically Cardi. She is confident, and articulate in her ideas, and her self.
Of course, she reminds us in the Vlad interview that it didn't happen overnight, which makes her story even more profound.
I'm proud to see a woman of Cardi's background, Afro-Latina, BlackLatinaMagic, Carefree, Poppin' sh-elf. She's one of the only reasons why I continuously follow Love & Hip Hop, cause oh man am I fed up with that show: