Ever since I started using guys, I feel so much better about myself. I feel so much more powerful.
If you want it, and the more you keep hearing you can't have it, you just go and get it.
My personality is humongous.
Whatever hair color I have on my head, that's what decides what type of outfit I'm going to wear, because not everything goes with your hair color. That's why I switch it up.
I don't want my personality to overshadow my talent.
I feel beautiful without makeup on, but when I do put makeup on, it just gives me this extra pop.
If a girl have beef with me, she gon' have beef with me forever.
I'd rather have money and be broken-hearted than be broke and broken-hearted.
I'm an emotional gangster. I cry once every month.
What counts the most for women is having the confidence to make your own money.
My sister's name is Hennessy, so everybody used to be, like, 'Bacardi' to me. Then I shortened it to Cardi B. The 'B' stands for whatever, depending on the day... beautiful or bully.
Libras like to take risks!
People are afraid to be themselves because people are afraid to be recorded. Everything is being recorded, and everyone is so sensitive. You say something; a section of people will be offended. It's so annoying; you got to be completely censored.
I'm on my phone 24-7. I see everything. I hear everything. I am the voice of the streets.
I think beautiful is like looking like you take care of yourself.
When women come up to me like, 'I am a freaking senator,' or, 'I'm a doctor,' it's like, 'Damn, y'all like me? I look up to y'all!'
I'm an October baby, yes.
I worked at this supermarket called Amish Market. Everything is, like, organic.
I don't know how to drive.
I have a passion for music; I love music. But I also have a passion for money and paying my bills.
Say yes to everything. 'You want me to buy you some food?' Yes. 'You want me to buy you a car?' Yes.
The women that inspire me to be honest are the women that struggle.
I just feel like I influence people because I'm like - I was practically homeless.
I yam who I yam; I'm not somebody, like, standard.
I cannot turn my life back around. I'm already a public figure, I'm famous... It's like, I might as well keep it going, might as well make the money.
When you hear my lyrics, you hear the shots that I throw at people. I throw shots because I always been the underdog. I got rejected so many times, and I say it in my lyrics constantly.
I'm so free-spirited. Everyone has a me inside them: that loud girl that just wanna go, 'Ayyyy!' No matter if you a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, it comes out.
To see the positive reaction to my music makes me feel good.
I used to worry a lot. I still worry a lot, but not about the things that I used to worry about because my younger self, I didn't regret anything that I ever did... I was happy, and I was free, and I was living it up.
People want me to be so full of shame that I used to dance. I would never be ashamed of it. I made a lot of money. I had a good time, and it showed me a lot.
I'm not as open as I used to be. I'm a little bit more filtered, and it kind of sucks, but it's the price you pay to get paid.
Being a feminist is being equal to do what a man do.
I'm a woman. Every woman, I think, wants to get married and wants to have children.
I was always scared to follow my dreams because if I follow my dreams and I fail, I can't dream about it anymore. It's easier to settle for less.
The faster I make a lot of money, the faster I can have these kids I want.
I wanna hear myself everywhere.
I do feel kind of guilty sometimes 'cause, like, I could buy myself a $5,000 dress or a $3,000 dress, and I'm buying these things, but I'm knowing that my cousin need money for the rent. And then I gotta tell myself, 'Stop feeling guilty. You worked for this.'
No man wants to accept they could be getting used for money. But it's OK for them to let us know that they use us?
That was an organic relationship. He reached out to me, and I was like, 'Oh my God, I cannot believe somebody like Laquan Smith wants to put his clothes on me.' He comes from a small place, and he has big dreams, and what I like about him the most is that his clothes curve with your body.
A lot of females, they want to do the things that I do. Some females are so closed, but they want to be open. Some girls, they want to feel that power that I tell them that I have. I tell women that I have power over these men, that I use these men.
It's not that people want to be like me, but some want to say the things I say and can't because they're afraid. I say it for them.
I'm about this shmoney.
It's never too early to get married now.
When I was 19, 20, 21, I wasn't extremely thick.
Make more than the guys you thought you wanted to be with.
This is my work ethic: I do not want to raise my future kids where I was raised, and I know the only way to do it is working, working, working, working, working.
My Instagram got deleted a lot of times. I used to do rough jokes and curse a lot.
Me and my mom are pretty cool. My mother's Caribbean, and she gets a little spicy, and I get a little spicy back.
I was a loner; I was never the crazy party girl.
No one calls me Belcalis except for my family, my mother, and my daddy.
I could really make a song of hurt, because I've been hurt by a lot of men. I'm talking about, like, how sad I be when a dude curves me. And I never talk about that because I refuse to let people know that I get sad because when a man don't answer my calls.
You can't tell me that I can't dress!
I have real good parents. They poor. They have regular, poor jobs and what not. They real good people and what not; I was just raised in a bad society.
I love Lady Gaga. When I was in high school, I really wanted to dress like her.
I'm not domestic. I think I will be. I love kids. I really want to have a kid, but I'm not a domestic person.
I'm surprised Beyonce liked me. I met Beyonce!
When I do music, I don't feel like it's competition. Then again, it kinda is, but I don't like thinking like that. And I don't understand why they do that to women and, especially, women in hip-hop.
To me, music is art and fashion is art, but fame? Fame isn't art, but the person you become when you're famous - your alter ego - that's art.
What I'm trying to say to girls is don't let these guys be in your head.
I had very strict parents, I could never go outside or go to parties.
That's why I be so careful with my money and always try to invest. I see people who have it all and then lose it.
Music never felt like a job.
I'll do something that brings me a check.
I'm a funny person, but I take my music seriously.
A lot of designers, they did tell me no. They didn't really wanna work with me.
I want to be an artist artist, a real artist. I don't just want to do this for temporary money.
People should listen to my music because it's good.
My mom kicked me out a couple of weeks before my 18th birthday. I had a job for about six, seven months at a supermarket, and they fired me for being late.
I don't feel like anyone should follow what I did.
Am I ever gonna grow thick skin? No.
Summertime, this is the time that you flex.
Instagram has said plenty of times that I'm pregnant, Instagram has said a lot of things about me that are not true, so I don't even know where that's coming from.
I never thought I was going to be popular; I never thought I was going to be famous.
We might as well be true with ourselves.
It's not even the female rappers that are catty - it's the fans. They just want that beef.
I don't want to live in a small Bronx apartment. I don't want to have three kids that got to share one room.
The first splurge that I did, I bought, like, an $80,000 watch, but that's because I'm a rapper. I need jewelry.
I cry sometimes. I get very upset.
A lot of people always question, 'What else can she do, what else can she do?' And I'm going to show you.
I used to tell myself that I will always be myself.
I was a little hesitant to do 'Love & Hip-Hop' because sometimes reality TV can be good for your music career and sometimes bad.
I'ma sound like all your favorite rappers.
I have 100 percent Bronx pride, like it's a country, like I am the Bronx.
I need to make money for my family and my future family. I'm not a YOLO person.
I'm gonna be famous forever.
I really don't look up to anybody that is doing that great in life, because I don't know their story.