Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar known professionally as Cardi B has opened up about her career and the amount she makes from deals with companies.
The 28-year-old award-winning American rapper, songwriter, and television personality was engaged in an interview with XXL Magazine where she revealed that she does due diligence first before she inks any deal because she has realized most of the companies make a ton of money off their names and take the lion share.
In her words: “Sometimes I feel like a company might see, you know, a girl like me, a colored girl like me. I’m a colored girl and I’m from the ’hood and s–t. And they might be like, ‘Oh, we could offer her a $2 million advance.’ And the company is gonna make out of you, probably f–king $50 million, $100 million. And you settle for $2 million because they think that you’re so thirsty for that money that they just gonna give you the $2 million. I hate making everything about race because race do exist. Race is real. But I hate when sometimes people just want to make everything about race. It’s just like, sometimes you do see that race really matters and s–t because I’ve been seeing some influencers, that are not, you know, like me. Caucasian influencers.”
” And they’re getting paid big money. I’m a whole artist. And there is other artists that I know how much they’re getting paid. I’ve been doing my research now, heavy. And it’s like, Damn, muthaf–kas is getting ripped the f–k off. And that’s why I’m like, Nah, I’m gonna get everything that I deserve.”