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Cardi B: not only “tits and tatts”!

18.03.2019 | By PAOLO BOCCHI

Explosive, without filters, generous: Cardi B is all this, and much more. She looks like the living representation of the “tits and tatts” match, but beyond that, there is a feminist-social-media-queen heart that beats strongly, and actively, in defense of minorities

Cardi B is a tremendously tattooed woman, who certainly does not want to hide her obvious shapes: the ample breasts, the oversized buttocks, the full lips.
Lips from which political words issue that clash with the “Tits and tatts” stereotype
which, easily and trivially, could be applied to Cardi B.
Cardi B is a woman without filters, who cares about everything and everyone, basically.
She knows where she comes from, knows who she is, knows where she wants to get.
Born in Washington Heights, then moved to the Bronx, Cardi B has always had to take care of her family as a child. It was she who brought home what was necessary to survive.
First as a cashier in a Deli, and then as a “strip-girl”; because dancing around a pole certainly pays more than being a simple cashier.

This is how, in parallel, Cardi B begins to earn her first important amounts, and to study, understand and exploit the potential of the success of her image.
Cardi B goes quickly from 200 to 2,000 dollars a night, arriving, at only 22 years of age, to have put aside, after providing for her whole family, a sum of 35,000 dollars.
The real turning point in the life of Cardi B comes when she appears in the reality Love & Hip Hop: New York. Her phenomenal intuition tells her that it is the right opportunity to take off. And so it is: Cardi B took off. Exploiting, in an exemplary manner, the use of social media.
Instagram and other forms of digital-communication say that Cardi B is a true “social media queen”. Millions of followers cannot lie. Cardi B is a “cult”.

Cardi B has become a cult thanks to a superb blend of “contemporary feminism”, “belonging to a minority”, and “sensual femininity”.
Deployed in the front line against Trump, always in defense of minorities (the President of the United States is afraid of minorities because they are intelligent, she says), aware of the importance of the role of the hip-hop phenomenon, engaged to Migos Offset,
Cardi B states, aloud, that “we are the ones who control the music industry”, “we are the ones who influence the taste of the public in terms of fashion”, “we are the ones who always win everything at the Olympics”. Or, as Cardi B says, in a nutshell: “We Win Everything, We Influence Everything, We Run Everything”.
In music, for example, Cardi B is the first artist since the days of Lauryn Hill (1998) that reaches the top of the charts “solo”.
Cardi B knows poverty, anger, gangs.
Today she fights her battle using social media and hip-hop.
And she loves to remind all women that, to be a feminist, it is not necessary to be Michelle Obama; it is enough to be and live in the awareness of not having imposed limits.
As said by Cardi B, the social media queen!