In the story written by Rawiya Kameir, Cardi B who graces The Fader’s annual summer music issue talks about her journey through the entertainment industry thus far. The self-made social media phenom turned reality T.V. star is now part of the Atlantic Records roster. Talking with The Fader, the vibrant rapper goes in depth about her career and family struggles with money. Here you can read a little preview of Cardi B’s upcoming cover story. For more on the story click the link below. The print edition of The Fader hits newsstands on July 25th.
Cardi B on her drive for success:
Am I ever gonna grow thick skin? No. I just gotta focus on making money. Cause ain’t no going back. I’m gonna be famous forever.
On her family’s struggles with money:
I do feel kind of guilty sometimes cause, like, I could buy myself a $5,000 dress or a $3,000 dress and I’m buying these things but I’m knowing that my cousin need money for the rent. And then I gotta tell myself, stop feeling guilty. You worked for this. When I was a stripper, I used to strip like six nights a week. I used to bust my ass. And I didn’t stop [working]. Until today I work just as hard as I did before.
Photo by: The Fader/Samantha Casolari