If you look up American Dream in the dictionary, you will see, and hear, Cardi B. She OWNED 2017!
From January to December of this year, Cardi B. has received accolade on accolade, proving that success can happen to those who truly put in the work. From her Love & Hip Hop debut as a former stripper with a huge Instagram following, she has made it in the mainstream and proven she is not just a regular degular girl anymore.
Since introducing Asia’s face to her bloody shoe at the season seven reunion, Cardi has since broken a Billboard record with “Bodak Yellow,” snagged a couple of Grammy nominations, and even met Beyoncè.
Yes, y’all Beyoncè! We’re not telling #BardiGang anything they don’t know, but in case you forgot or missed a thing or two, here’s all that Belcalis has achieved in 2017.
Release of Her Mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Vol. 2”, January 2017
Cardi kicked off 2017 with the release of her mixtape, “Gangsta Bitch Vol. 2” with tracks like “Lick” and “Pull Up” which were signs of what was to come later in the year.
Cardi Finishes Her Time On Love & Hip Hop By Bowing Out With A Bang (and A Bloody Shoe), February 2017
During her second and final season on Love & Hip Hop, Cardi was attempting to win the affections of producer Swift, who was seeing a British beauty named Asia. During their final confrontation at the reunion, Cardi showed Asia just how she felt about her by hurling a heel at her head, yelling, “Don’t you know New York bitches is savages?”
Hot 97’s Summer Jam with Remy Ma, June 2017
An iconic moment from Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert this year, fans were hyped when Remy Ma brought out almost every woman in hip hop to the MetLife Stadium stage to promote female rapper “U.N.I.T.Y.” — including Cardi B. She only performed for a few moments but Cardi has expressed she will forever be grateful for this moment.
“Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” June 2017
Back in June, the Bardi Gang was hyped when Cardi released “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves).” The song was inspired by Kodak Black’s “No Flockin'” and had everyone needing bloody shoes. Also, “say lil’ b—h” is literally the best way to address people.
That Drake Cosign, August 2017
During OVOFest, Drake brought out the Dominican-Trinidadian baddie to perform her hit and she killed it.
“Bodak Yellow” Performance at MTV Video Music Awards, August 2017Getty Images
Aside from making her grand entrance at the show looking absolutely stunning, Cardi delivered a spectacular performance. Each outfit she changed into was on point and she made sure Charlamagne knew that although she’s living a fairy tale, she ain’t no princess, she’s a gangsta.
J. Cole Salutes Bardi, September 2017
Is this real :')Son my heart is smiling ?Well who am I not to take J cole advice https://t.co/fRVuNbyCtw
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 24, 2017
After listening to her Breakfast Club interview, rapper J. Cole was so impressed, he had to take to twitter to express how much. He offered her advice to not allow people to pressure her about putting anything out to which she responded, “Is this real :’) Son my heart is smiling,” and ours is too.
Paper Magazine Spread, September 2017
Photographed by Eric T. White, Cardi held it down for Paper Magazine. She looked stunning in her feature and Cardi shared that constant scrutiny from haters about her appearance doesn’t phase her. Her inner beauty shines through and with the support of those she is loyal to, she will continue to climb that ladder.
Within a week of Carl Chery placing “Bodak Yellow” on Apple Music’s “Breaking Hip-Hop Playlist,” the song did numbers. It then went on to be featured on the “A-List Hip Hop” playlist eventually landing that number one spot within two months. This made Cardi the first female rapper to chart number one with no features since Queen Lauryn Hill.
Cardi and Offset Become First Hip Hop Couple to Chart Number One in the Same Year Since 2009, September 2017Getty Images
“No Limit” Performance on The Tonight Show, September 2017
Cardi joined rapper G Eazy to perform his single “No Limit” on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon leaving fans wanting more.
Rolling Stone Cover, October 2017
When being interviewed about the Rolling Stone cover, Cardi was unapologetically herself. It was a refreshing reminder that Cardi is as humble as ever. Sexily rocking that black lingerie covered with that epic fur, she definitely made this one the Hot Issue. An amazing way to celebrate her 25th birthday.
Total Domination at the 2017 BET Awards, October 2017
Engagement to Offset, October 2017Getty Images
In October, Offset of the Migos proposed to the “Lick” rapper. He popped the question at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse at the Barclay’s Center in front of thousands of screaming fans. Not to mention that rock is heavy, chile.
This Bronx Baddie Snagged the Spirit of Detroit Award, October 2017
Despite some criticism, Cardi B felt very “special and pleased” to receive the Spirit of Detroit Award.
“Motorsport” with The Migos and Nicki Minaj, October 2017
In October, Cardi landed a track joining the Migos and fellow female rapper Nicki Minaj on “Motorsport”.
Soul Train Music Awards, November 2017
Cardi Covers New York Magazine, November 2017
For New York Magazine’s November 13-26, 2017 issue, Cardi graced the cover continuing to prove that she will keep climbing.
And She Copped the Wraith for Fiancè Offset December 2017Getty images
Don’t worry about Cardi’s coins because she has more than enough, so much that she was able to bless her hubby with a Rolls Royce Wraith valued at $300,000, all cash baby.
Hilarious Jimmy Fallon Interview on The Tonight Show, December 2017
In December, Cardi stopped by at The Tonight Show again and the man could not stop laughing. Jimmy could barely contain himself when the Bronx MC hit him with her Cardi-isms.
“Bartier Cardi,” December 2017
Cardi teamed up with 21 Savage for this trap track. She’s real as ever letting fans know she is here to stay and putting the pums on Offset. This is the second song off of her debut album that we all are anxiously waiting for.
So you see folks, you don’t have to wait until January 1st to make resolutions. We all have the same hours so we should all take a page from the book of Cardi and just make those money moves.