Cardi B is winning at life these days. After getting her start on a reality TV show, Cardi — real name Belcalis Almanzar — rose to fame by pursuing her passion for music, and is now a history-making solo rap artist.
So, how did she do it? Elle caught up with the Bronx rapper at designer Jeremy Scott's Art Basel party over the weekend, where she dished on how women today can make "money moves."
"What counts the most for women is having the confidence to make your own money," she explained. "You know, sometimes I feel so low, I have to look at myself and say, 'Get up. I gotta make money.' Make money so you can feel empowered. That's the only way, to me."
"A n*gga could leave you, or your girlfriend could leave you, but you want to know something? The only thing that’s gonna take you away from thinking about that person is making money," she continued.
As Cardi explained, it's all about focusing on what's really important instead of wasting time worrying about what people think of you.
"[People] say my nose is too big. They say this, this, and that. You wanna know what? I don't give a f*ck, because I'm making money," she explained. "It don't matter if you get a degree or sell your p*ssy. You could even get a motherf*cking sugar daddy, I don't know, but I think you gotta make your own money to truly be happy. Make more than the guys you thought you wanted to be with."
"Make your own life and make it big. To me, that's what's empowering," she added.
Words to live by, truly. When is Cardi going to come out with her own book already? She could call it Cardi B's Guide To Life and have an instant bestseller on her hands.
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