Cardi B opens up about her illegal butt injections, her stripper days & the sex of her baby

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Besides loving her music, we all love Cardi B because of how real she is. The Dominican–Trinidadian singer has been very open about the different plastic surgeries she has gotten in the past, and has also spoken candidly about her days as an exotic dancer. Now, the "Bodak Yellow" singer got very real about her past, even admitting she had self-esteem issues and that she wanted a bigger butt to keep a cheating boyfriend. 

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During an appearance on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show, The Howard Stern Show, on Wednesday, the "Bartier Cardi" singer also revealed the sex of her baby.

She opened up about the reason why she got breast implants and butt injections.

When Stern asked about why she got breast implants and butt injections back in the day, the singer admitted she gave in to the pressure of being around other strippers with big boobs and booties. 

"The pressure, for example, I always wanted big boobs, but I never felt like it was necessary," she said. "But now that I’m working in this Caucasian club, where all these Russian girls have these big, fake, plastic boobs, I was like I think that’s what guys want. Boom, I got boobs! Then I went to the urban club and everyone had big booties. [...] I felt like my body was perfect, but it wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t making me enough money. I wanted to do lip, do the fat transfer from your stomach to your butt, but they said I couldn’t do it because I didn’t have enough fat on my stomach. I see other girls who are getting butt injections and I said, let’s do it."

Cardi also revealed that she got illegal butt injections from a lady doing butt injections in her apartment basement.

 

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But she had an even stronger reason for wanting to get butt injections: to keep her cheating boyfriend.

"It's sad for me to say I had so much low self-esteem that I went to that type of measure because it wasn't even that I saw that girls with bigger butts were making more money," said Cardi. "The guy I was dating he used to cheat on me with girls with that type of body...I know, he was going to want me more."

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Stripping "saved" her.

"You wanna know something? I feel like a lot of people want me to lie and be like I hated it, I went through so much things, I don't recommend it,'" said Cardi.

She continued, "I don't tell girls to go do it, but I am not going to front—it really saved me. It really saved me. Before I was at the strip club I was a cashier at [a] market."

But she was ashamed at first.

"I [was] really young and everyone shames stripping a lot. I was ashamed that I was dancing naked...with bottoms on. I felt so ashamed for the first couple of months. I used to cry after work because all I used to think about how embarrassed my parents would be," she said.

So what would she tell her parents about all the money she was making? "I told my parents I was babysitting some really rich white folks' kids," she said. 

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The singer also revealed the sex of her baby.

"I'm having a girl," the Bronx native told Stern, who then asked if she already had a name picked out for her daughter. "Ya know what I didn't pick the name but if you interview my dude, he'll tell you," the singer responded. 

And we cannot wait to learn the name of the baby!

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