Cardi B Reveals She Had Illegal Butt Injections at 19 While Working as a Stripper
The singer says she had the procedure done in a Queens basement apartment at just 19 years old while she was working as a stripper.
Cardi B has revealed to GQ that her curvy figure was crafted with illegal butt injections that leaked at one point and caused her intense pain.
The 25-year-old rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, has become the hottest thing in music after dropping her single, "Bodak Yellow," last summer.
She grew up in New York City's South Bronx neighborhood and began working as a stripper at 19. She got the dangerous butt injections because she thought it would help her make more money.
But instead of seeing a cosmetic surgeon, she went to a basement apartment and paid a woman $800 to illegally inject her with filler.
"It was the craziest pain ever. I felt like I was gonna pass out. I felt a little dizzy. And it leaks for, like, five days," she told GQ. "The lady got locked up 'cause she's supposedly killed somebody."
The "She Bad" rapper doesn't name the woman who gave her the injections, but according to one published report, it's believed to be Tamira Mobley, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2017 after her client died following an injection of black-market silicone.
Mobley, who had no medical training, was the subject of an Inside Edition investigation in 2012
The rapper can consider herself lucky she suffered no long-term medical issues from her illegal injection.
Cardi B revealed on "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend that she is going to be a mom for the first time with her fiancé, Migos member Offset.
He took to Instagram shortly after her performance to thank everyone for their support.
Cardi B released her anticipated major label debut, "Invasion of Privacy," Friday and is set to go to the top of the Billboard 200 chart this week.
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