It’s Cardi B’s world and we’re just living in it. Okurrr! Before she was one of the world’s biggest stars, Cardi was just a a regular, degular, shmegular girl from the Bronx. First making waves on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop in 2015, it wasn’t until 2017 - 2018 that the stripper-turned reality star truly skyrocketed to fame, turning her from reality star to Hip Hop superstar.
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Never one to take herself too seriously has resulted in “so many footages," GIFs and memes of Cardi that we decided to compile together a list of our favorite Cardi B internet moments.
To be perfectly clear, these are just some of our favorites. While it’s actually kind of cruel that we selected only 5, if we listed all of our faves we’d be here "Foreva," okay fine that's an exaggeration, but point is we’d be here for a long time.
1 When she said, “You know you not paying they rent”
Even with her short time on Love & Hip Hop, Cardi provided us with many memorable moments, one of which happens to be one of our faves. In the Season 6 reunion episode in which Cardi had a bit of a tete-a-tete with Peter Gunz, critiquing the rapper for the treatment of his babies mamas. Questioning Gunz on whether he paid their rent, to which he replied saying he does, leading Cardi to utter her now-iconic phrase “You not paying they rent,” with a GIF-worthy facial expression to match.
2 Cardi shows Jimmy how to say words
Cardi B’s appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in April 2018. After explaining the meaning or rather inspiration behind her name on her first occurrence on the show in 2017, Cardi came back with more shenanigans reminding us, as she frequently does, of why we’re so obsessed with her. In the hilarious interview Cardi taught Jimmy how to correctly pronounce her go-to catchphrases and sounds that even when phonetically spelled out, still need assistance from the originator herself.
3 The picture that sparked a thousand memes
Does this one even need an explanation. They do say a picture is worth a thousand words. However in this case it’s a thousand memes. Even Cardi couldn’t help but share one on IG.
4 When she found out she was nominated for five GRAMMYs while walking out of court
In 2018, Cardi was tangled up in matters of the court, which for this list is rather here nor there. What we’re interested in discussing is what happened after court had adjourned. While leaving, Cardi, for the first time might we add, found out she was nominated for 5 GRAMMYs, which also happened be her first time ever being nominated. And her reaction is everything.
5 Butterfiles in her stomach and…
Which leads us to the 2018 GRAMMYs red carpet, where Cardi let E!’s Guiliana Rancic know just how nervous she was. The best part, she was simply asked, “How are you?” So the answer was both unexpected -- but remembering who were talking about -- was also kinda on point. At that time the soon to be GRAMMY winner, answered G, “I’m feeling good, I’m feeling nervous, overwhelmed.” Further prompted by Rancic who added “you feel it all right now. Cardi agreed, and then some, replying, “I feel it all. Butterflies, in my stomach and vagina.” And while this glorious moment occurred on Live TV first, thanks to the internet it lives on, as it respectfully deserves.
6 BONUS: When Cardi showed up for her niece
Okay, we lied , but since technically 3 our the 5 we’re not at first actual internet moments, here’s a bonus. When she tweeted about her niece getting called out for clout chasing and needing to pick her up from school to show all of her classmates what’s up.