Cardi B always knew she was going to be a star and a throwback video of a teenage Belcalis Almanzar proves that you can speak great things into existence.
In this unearthed throwback clip, Cardi gets all “Gaga ooh la la” to put on a bomb performance of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” when she attended Renaissance High School For Musical Theater & Technology. She didn’t just pick up her passion of performing music from joining the Love & Hip Hop cast. Entertainment has been in her blood as evidenced by this detailed and choreographed set. (Seriously, I recited a Maya Angelou poem at my high school talent show standing still.)
The crowd goes crazy as a young Cardi crawls out on stage owning it with her fishnets, bloody body suit, and heels. A true artist, Belcalis even gets a little sensual as she flexes on the audience with a little range in vocals. The most amazing 5:18. To think, this was just seven years ago!
In our recent Facebook Live with Remy Ma she admitted it was this video that made her respect Cardi’s seriousness in being an artist. We are super proud of Cardi and her burgeoning success.
UPDATE: Lady Gaga saw Cardi’s high school performance and is absolutely loving it in the form of praise hands, a heart, and a fire emoji. Now that’s a major cosign.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 11, 2018