Cardi B is one of the most popular artists in the world today. Her lively personality and unchanging words have won her millions of fans and earned her great wealth.
However, before fame and fortune, she barely made it to New York City. It was only until she decided to start working in a strip club that she was able to support herself and start working towards a better future.
Cardi B said she was saved from working at a strip club
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In a new surface interview with Howard Stern, Cardi revealed that being a prostitute was one of the best decisions she could make.
“Want to find out something?” Cardi B. asked ““ I feel like a lot of people want me to lie down and be like, ‘I hated it, I went through so many things, I don’t recommend it. ‘I don’t want girls to go and do it, but it’s just like, I’m not even going ahead, it saved me a lot.’
She could not make a living working at a NYC-based market
Prior to working in a strip club, Cardi made a fairly mediocre living as a treasurer.
“Before working in a strip club I was a treasurer at Marish Amish,” said Cardi. “Not only was I fired, it’s just, I couldn’t move out of the situation I was in – I wanted to – I didn’t want to live with my boyfriend in his mother ‘s house, but I could not even get a pay – to stay in a room. ”
Even if she worked the highest possible hours, she would not earn more than $ 250 a week.
“I couldn’t – I was making around $ 250, no matter how many times I applied for work, I never made $ 300 a week.
Her former boss suggested she work at a strip club
Believe it or not, it was her boss who suggested she start dancing at the strip club across the street from the Amish Market.
“He did not say you could be better [off], it was just like, ‘You have a nice body, I tell you, you should work and – you should work across the street,’ Cardi recalled. ““ They make so much money, you look like one of those girls, I tell you. ‘He was Turkish. ”
At first, she was lazy to start dancing because she was afraid of what might happen to her.
“You have to do experiments, and other than that, it’s like – I was really scared because I don’t know what kind of things are going down there,” Cardi said. “You know, I’m so young and everyone is just ashamed of stripping a lot, and I feel like,‘ Oh my gosh, do you have to do sexual activity? ‘
Cardi B was embarrassed to be a striker at first
In her first months as a dancer, Cardi felt waves of embarrassment. She could only think of her parents.
“I was ashamed to dance naked. … With subordinates, ”said Cardi. “I felt so embarrassed for the first month or two. I used to cry after work, because all I used to think was, ‘I could only imagine the shame of my parents. ‘The images of my mother and father came to my head while I was doing lap dances. ”
Although she initially felt feelings of guilt and shame, things changed once she started making good money.
“I’m ashamed of myself, but then it’s just, ‘I made $ 500 today,'” Cardi said. “And then it started – I made $ 2,000. … ”
She had a detailed story for her parents
During her time as a dancer, Cardi refused to tell her parents the truth. Instead, she told them that she worked for a wealthy family that paid her well.
“I told my parents I was watching the children of some rich white people,” Cardi said.