GQ got the scoop on Cardi’s butt size! Cardi B has admitted she once got illegal butt injections from a basement in Queens. The 25-year-old rapper, who confirmed this week that she’s pregnant, recalled the excruciating pain she experienced after getting the dangerous procedure in an interview withGQ this week.
The Bodak Yellow hitmaker said she decided to change her appearance four years ago, when she was 21, after having her heart broken.
After discovering he’d cheated on her with a woman who had a ‘big fat a**,’ Cardi recalled paying $800 to have fillers injected her bottom at a basement apartment in Queens, New York.
Cardi – real name Belcalis Almanzar – said she was in agony for days after getting the injections.
‘They don’t numb your a** with anything. It was the craziest pain ever. I felt like I was gonna pass out. I felt a little dizzy. And it leaks for, like, five days.’
The decision to increase the size of her butt also impacted on her previous job as a stripper, with Cardi noting that dancer’s with bigger booties earned significantly more money.
Elsewhere in the interview Cardi talks about how stripping also gave her the opportunity to escape the all pervading gang culture that blighted the South Bronx neighborhood she called home before finding fame.
The rapper started working clubs when she was just 19, and she admits the job helped her break away from gang life.
‘Stripping changed my life,’ she explained. ‘When I was a stripper, I didn’t give a f**k about gangs, because I was so focused on making money.
Cardi said she was happy with the results and planned to go back for a touch up but never made it.
‘By the time I was gonna go get it, the lady got locked up ’cause she’s supposedly killed somebody,’ she said. ‘Well, somebody died on her table.’
She didn’t identify the woman but it’s likely Cardi was talking about Tamira Mobley, who accidentally killed a student in 2013 by injecting toxic silicon into her buttocks.
Mobley was jailed in January 2018 after pleading guilty to second-degree manslaughter.