February 04, 2021
Cardi B (real name Belcalis Almanzar) bares almost everything sitting in a hanging bubble chair on the cover of her latest single "Up" featured on her Instagram recently.
"Bodak Yellow" singer Cardi B flaunted her curvaceous body in a picture posted to her 82 million followers of the cover of her new song "Up," showing a lot of skin as she posed sitting on a see-through bubble chair.
The bubble chair is suspended from the ceiling and hangs above an ocean blue pool. On the horizon lie the silhouettes of several buildings in the distance, matching the azure hues of the water below which she dangles.
The renowned female rapper is displayed in a revealing outfit comprising of pink and silver stick-on pieces to make up a full-body suit. Several tassels also hover from the ensemble.
Cardi B's long dark hair hangs over her shoulders in wavy locks. Her delicate heels match the stickers on her body. Her trademark talons hold on to the edge of the bubble chair casually. She captioned the post:
"'UP' drops this Friday! LETS GOOOOOO!"
Cardi is now in the prime of her life, motherhood, and her career. But her journey to success has not been without challenges. Before her rise to fame, she was just a young girl who grew up in the South Bronx.
Cardi did several odd jobs before her eventual break into the music industry, including working as a cashier at an Amish Market and then stripping at 19 at the New York Dolls.
The "I Like It" rapper suffered from post-partum depression after the birth of her daughter Kulture Kiari.
Cardi was very money-conscious and invested her earnings from stripping to escape a physically abusive relationship and to springboard her career as a rapper by producing a mixtape.
After a stint on season 6 of "Love & HipHop: New York," Cardi signed a multimillion-dollar record deal, and the rest is history. At the 2019 Grammys, she won the best rap album award and became emotional in her speech, saying:
"I want to thank my daughter."
The "I Like It" rapper suffered from post-partum depression after her daughter Kulture Kiari was born. Kulture was born in 2018 to Cardi and her husband Offset. Cardi initially thought she would bypass the psychological toll.
However, she found that she was still experiencing mental strain even six weeks after Kulture was born. Cardi also said that she has not regained some of her physical energy and is battling to lose the pregnancy weight.
Several haters have commented on Cardi's body and her weight, but she has clapped back hard, accusing them of being unsupportive body-shamers. She denied that she had been editing her pictures.
Cardi spoke candidly about how she sucked her stomach in for specific photos and was not afraid to show her followers what her belly looked like untucked. Kudos to Cardi for always keeping it real.