The term “open book” should go hand in hand with rapper Cardi B as she one who does not hold back. Cardi, real name Belcalis Almánzar-Cephus, has been extremely candid about all of the cosmetic procedures that she’s received. Her attempts at being forthright to her followers have not stopped them from believing that everything is not as it seems on her body.
After the birth of her daughter Kulture, the “Money Bag” rapper’s body almost immediately “snapped back”. She soon had a performance in Memphis at a festival and debuted a banging body, but quickly revealed to her fans that she had a procedure and technically shouldn’t be performing.
Before her DJ drops the next song on her set Cardi tells her crowd of adoring fans, “I shouldn’t really be performing. I should’ve canceled today because moving too much is gonna [mess] up my lipo. But, I’m still gonna get this money bag, let’s go!” On her decision to share why she’s so blunt about her plastic surgery, she shared with Entertainment Tonight that she wants to raise awareness for those who may be thinking about doing the same.
“I want to explain to people how hard it is to process,” she began. “I feel like people look at girls on Instagram and go, ‘Oh, they got their lipo done and it was so easy.’” “It is just such a long, hard process, almost like the same process as after you give birth to a baby and you see your body change and snapping it back.”
Fans heard her loud and clear when she admitted she had done liposuction, but many felt as though perhaps she also got “ab etching” done to help define her midsection. Cardi caught wind of the rumors and quickly signed on to Instagram Live in order to set the record straight.
“I’m supposed to be chillin’ right now,” Cardi said. “And yes I got lipo done. Yes I did, but what I didn’t get is ab etching. Get the f**k outta here. First of all, y’all be so lazy and now y’all try to play like I ain’t never had no packs. I always had packs. So if I always had packs right — Let me tell y’all something, I’ve always had packs. I even had packs after I gave birth. Y’all could go to Google and be like, ‘Search Cardi’s abs’ y’all will see that I had, always, all the time.”
She continued, “So, If I did lipo and I sucked out all my fat and tightened up my skin, you don’t think my bones are showing even more? And on top of that, I’m recent, so I’m still missing like three more months of massages. The f**k I need ab etching for? I’m naturally abbed up.”