‘L&HH’ Cardie B Interview With The Fader.


Here is portion of the interview:

Cardi was born Belcalis Almanzar to a Dominican father and a Trini mother uptown, navigating between Washington Heights and the Bronx during her formative years. You can hear all those geographies in her accent, which elongates vowels and rounds off consonants, dropping some entirely. She describes her upbringing—her parents’ split, her strained relationship with her stepfather, her early realization that life is an extended exercise in disappointment—in practical terms, a tendency she will later attribute to her astrological sign: the balanced, detached Libra. “You know, when you’re a kid, it’s like, ‘Oh my god, I wanna be a astronaut!’ or like, ‘Oh my gosh, I wanna be an actor.’ But then when you’re in high school, reality kicks in,” she says. “When you young, you always talking about, ‘When I grow up I wanna buy my mom a house. I wanna buy my mom a car.’ But everything turns to reality and it’s like, ‘Shit, I need to buy my car first.’”


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