Before she became a global icon, Cardi B was a reality star and aspiring rapper known for her over-the-top Instagram videos in which she showed off her “baby teeth.”
With the release of her hit song “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, didn’t hide the fact that she had changed her appearance. She rapped, “I got a bag and fixed my teeth,” making it clear that the changes didn’t come cheap.
She also rapped about how she felt bad about her smile. In her song “Best Life,” she said, “Before I fixed my teeth, man, those comments used to kill me.”
How did Cardi get her teeth fixed? Read on to find out what changed about her smile:
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Cardi B’s Dentist Was Dr. Catrise Austin.
Cardi B’s new teeth were first seen on Love & Hip Hop: New York’s Season 7 in 2017.
“If you don’t feel comfortable or are sick of people talking about you, go fix it,” Cardi said in a video posted on the Smile Dental account. “Like, fixing it is fine.”
Cardi got porcelain veneers to make her smile look better, and soon after, she got a part on the BET show Being Mary Jane.
How Much Did It Cost Cardi B To Get A New Smile?
In an interview with AspireTV, Cardi’s dentist confirmed that it cost the Latina beauty $12,500 to change her teeth.
Dr. Austin said of working with Cardi, “I liked taking care of her.” “She is fun to work with, and she let me record the whole thing. She was honest and open, and if people were unhappy with their teeth, it made them want to do something about it.”
Cardi B Has Been Very Honest About All The Work She’s Had Done On Her Face.
Cardi B has not only had her teeth fixed, but the mother of one is also not ashamed to talk about the plastic surgery she has had.
Before her big break, when she was a stripper, Cardi said she paid $800 in a Queens basement apartment for illegal butt injections.
In 2018, she told GQ, “They don’t give you anything to numb your behind.” “It hurt so much it was crazy. I thought I was going to pass out. I felt a little dizzy. And it leaks for, like, five days.”
Cardi B told her fans that she did go under the knife again after the birth of her daughter Kulture. This time, she had liposuction and another breast augmentation. Cardi had surgery in 2018, but that didn’t stop her from giving a concert in 2019.
Cosmopolitan says that she told the crowd, “I have some news for you.” “Today is a day I should have canceled. I shouldn’t really be on stage because too much movement will mess up my lipo. But b—-h, I’m still going to get my mother—-ing money bag, let’s go!”
Before that, she talked about her body after giving birth and said, “I just had my breasts redone. I feel good most of the time, but sometimes I don’t, you know? When the skin on your body is stretched. Yes, my daughter f—ked me up. It’s true. “Yes, she did.”
Cardi B Is Calling Out Her Body-Shamers In 2020.
Despite her beautiful curves, Cardi’s physique was criticized on social media, proving that trolls will always be trolls. This spurred Cardi to confront her body-shamers and tell her detractors that she was unaffected.
“I know a b—-h has gained weight because I have to make the thighs match the mother—-ing a—, do you know what I mean?” In the video, Cardi said. When you’re shaped like seals, I know you’re not talking.
She concluded the video with a brief caution “It does not matter nevertheless. A whore received lipo money. I got lipo money.”