BORN TO SHINE
Nowadays, Cardi B is climbing the music charts and rocking red carpets. With her childhood pic Instagram posts, the 25-year-old Dominican-Trinidadian rapper, raised in New York City’s South Bronx, shows she always possessed that star quality.
Baby Cardi, born Belcalis Almanzar, got glammed up in a tiara and princess dress for maximum cuteness.
BONDING WITH BABY SIS
She posed pretty in this floral dress while getting acquainted with her new baby sister Hennessy, whose name inspired her own Bacardi Rum–based moniker.
Cardi hugged her four-years-younger Hennessy (in Barbie overalls), who would later appear on Love & Hip-Hop alongside her older sister. The two are still close, attending the 2018 Grammys together.
BOLD IN RED
She stood out in this red outfit, gold chain and curly hair in this kindergarten photo. “Make bloody moves,” her caption reads, a reference to her affiliation with the Bloods street gang as a teen.
Cardi shared this tender photo of her with her “momma bear,” writing, “I’m independent and strong cause of my momma.”
Proud Cardi supported her golden gowned sister Hennessy on her graduation from kindergarten.
BODAK YELLOW CHUPETE
The camera loved baby Cardi, seen here in her favorite princess dress crying for attention through her pacifier.
DESTINED FOR STARDOM
“I was born to be what I am going to be,” the singer captioned this photo, striking a pose with stylish (if oversized!) coat.
MILLION DOLLAR SMILE
“I been up to no good my whole life,” she captioned this pre-adolescent pic.
Cardi shared this #TBT of her as a 13-year-old at her eighth grade school dance, looking proper and prim in polka-dots.
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
The singer shared this bangs-rocking image from her senior yearbook.