Cardi B Marks The First Female Rapper To Cover Vogue US
Serious money moves.
Rapper, actress and mother Cardi B, born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, has been killing it since her viral hit ‘Bodak Yellow’ exploded onto the rap scene in 2017. It has only been onwards and upwards for the Bronx-born artist, her latest endeavour making history, as she becomes the first female rapper to cover Vogue.
The cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz and styled by Tonne Goodman, presents Cardi in an elegant red and white Polka dot Michael Kors dress whilst cradling her one-year-old daughter, Kulture. In the interview, Cardi discusses the pressures of fame and relationships, her new album and sustaining the magnetism that has propelled her to the top.
For her second album, set for release early next year, Cardi talks about wanting to offer something different to Invasion of Privacy, her debut album, which topped the US Billboard 200, went triple platinum and earned her a Grammy award for Best Rap Album. She explains her desire to create more emotionally charged songs and the difficulties she experiences when opening up through her music, “I need a slow song, a personal song. And those are harder for me – I always need help when it comes to talking about my feelings.” You got this, Cardi.
Keep your eyes peeled for the issue on newsstands or read the full interview here.