Meet Cardi B, The First Female Rapper to Have a No. 1 Song In Nearly 20 Years

The ex-stripper’s hit “Bodak Yellow” just dethroned Taylor Swift.

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If you don’t know Cardi B, it’s time get acquainted. 

The Bronx-born former stripper’s debut single, “Bodak Yellow,” climbed into the No. 1 spot this week, making her the first solo female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 in 19 years. 

The track’s performance ended the three week-long reign of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.” Watch the moment Cardi got the big news below:

The curvy beauty worked as an exotic dancer in the Bronx before breaking into the music industry in 2015 on a remix of Shaggy’s “Boom Boom.” More show biz breaks followed after she joined the cast of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York that same year. 

The 24-year-old rapper has also been a featured artist on a number of singles. Perhaps her most notable collaboration was alongside A$AP Rocky on G-Eazy’s “No Limit.” 

Cardi has yet to release a full-length record of her own. Until she does, help her celebrate the success of “Bodak Yellow” with her sexiest ‘grams.