Should we have seen Cardi B coming? Without a doubt, her debut onto the scene via Love & Hip-Hop: New York should have put us on notice.
She made sure that her fellow cast members knew that she wasn’t around to play, and when she left the show to pursue a music career, we should have known that the next big thing was in the offing.
Come Bodak Yellow, and Cardi was instantly a household name. Already a Grammy Award-winning artist, hasn’t she cemented her place in history?
Music Plus Fashion
Obviously, Cardi B isn’t just making moves in the rap game. The fashion industry is also feeling the heat, with the rapper deservedly being a style icon.
Remember her massive gown at this year’s Met Gala? The rapper’s choice was one of the fashion hits of the event, ranking up high with Lady Gaga’s multiple outfits.
With the music that Cardi B releases, along with the fashion statements she never shies away from, she must make serious bank, don’t you think?
Many indices report her net worth to be at least $8 million, and that’s saying something for an artist that has been in the game for less than half a decade.
While on Love & Hip-Hop, the star didn’t make that much, and her net worth was a reported $400,000 in early 2016.
However, Cardi seems to have this knack of multiplying her cash, seeing as a year later, she was already worth $1.5 million. Fast, huh? And that’s not it yet.
By late 2017 (September) reports surfaced that the $1.5 million had already grown to a figure anywhere between $4 and $5 million, and come 2018 (August) it was confirmed that Cardi was officially worth $8 million and then some. It took her just three years for this milestone!
Seeing as she’s first an artist then everything else, most of her earnings come from her music. Signing an Atlantic Records deal could just be the best decision Cardi has made in her career thus far, as it is the label that released Bodak Yellow, thrusting her into the limelight.
From then on, everything else followed like clockwork, including social media endorsements and partnering with fashion companies. They must have noticed that the lady’s got style, and who better to market your products than Miss Okurrr?
Talking of Okurrr, you must have heard that Cardi wanted her famous catchphrase trademarked. Her intention was, and probably still is, to start a clothing line under the name. Imagine how much her items could sell; her company could even grow as much as Kylie Cosmetics, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Unfortunately, the rapper has hit a snag on the road, with the Trademark Office rejecting her application. Reasons? There are two pending applications to trademark the same catchphrase, and the federal agency also feels that Okurrr isn’t a fitting name for a brand. What?!?
All the same, if the artist can submit convincing evidence to the agency, they might just grant her the trademark she so desires. Think of how much this simple move could grow her net worth. Let’s wait and see how it all plays out though.