To me, music is art and fashion is art, but fame? Fame isn't art, but the person you become when you're famous - your alter ego - that's art.
I worked at this supermarket called Amish Market. Everything is, like, organic.
People are afraid to be themselves because people are afraid to be recorded. Everything is being recorded, and everyone is so sensitive. You say something; a section of people will be offended. It's so annoying; you got to be completely censored.
I don't want to live in a small Bronx apartment. I don't want to have three kids that got to share one room.
I'm an October baby, yes.
I think beautiful is like looking like you take care of yourself.
If a girl have beef with me, she gon' have beef with me forever.
It's not even the female rappers that are catty - it's the fans. They just want that beef.
I'm surprised Beyonce liked me. I met Beyonce!
I have a passion for music; I love music. But I also have a passion for money and paying my bills.
I'd rather have money and be broken-hearted than be broke and broken-hearted.
I have 100 percent Bronx pride, like it's a country, like I am the Bronx.
My sister's name is Hennessy, so everybody used to be, like, 'Bacardi' to me. Then I shortened it to Cardi B. The 'B' stands for whatever, depending on the day... beautiful or bully.
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.'
Me and my mom are pretty cool. My mother's Caribbean, and she gets a little spicy, and I get a little spicy back.
I'll do something that brings me a check.
A lot of females, they want to do the things that I do. Some females are so closed, but they want to be open. Some girls, they want to feel that power that I tell them that I have. I tell women that I have power over these men, that I use these men.
It's just like, damn - I'm competing with myself.
What counts the most for women is having the confidence to make your own money.
My mom kicked me out a couple of weeks before my 18th birthday. I had a job for about six, seven months at a supermarket, and they fired me for being late.