Cardi B is a fearless and hard-working queen in the music industry with enviable swimwear style. Not only has she released chart-topping rap singles, including “I Like It Like That,” but she has also brought an unapologetic confidence to Hollywood. As someone who isn’t afraid to show a little skin, the New York City native has worn some Sєxy outfits, both on and off stage. Cardi will even rock a sultry ʙικιɴι or swimsuit while performing or at the beach.
“WILD SIDE,” she captioned an Instagram video post in July 2021, which featured a clip of her wearing a gold two-piece ensemble and matching cuffs.
She has also completed a ʙικιɴι look by adding high heels to an outfit. In an October 2020 Instagram post, the “WAP” artist posed in a bubblegum pink swimsuit, matching sunglᴀsses and white heels.
“Hard like candy,” Cardi captioned the post at the time.
While she exudes an inspirational aura of confidence, Cardi has also opened up about struggling with pressuring body image expectations while growing up.
“I was also really skinny when I was younger, and in the Bronx, it’s about being thick and having an ᴀss, so young boys would be like, ‘Look at your flat ᴀss. You ain’t got no тιтties,’” she told fellow singer Mariah Carey in February 2021, per Interview magazine. “And it would make me feel so ugly and undeveloped.”
Cardi then revealed that she underwent cosmetic enhancements after feeling insecure about her physique.
“Even when I was 18 and became a dancer, I had enough money to afford to buy boobs, so every insecurity that I felt about my breasts was gone,” she added. “When I was 20, I went to the urban strip club, and in the urban strip clubs, you had to have a big ʙuтт. So, I felt insecure about that. It took me back to high school. So, I got my ᴀss done. And then I felt super confident.”
In a separate interview with VladTV, Cardi discussed her perspective on body shape, pointing out that having curves shouldn’t spur slut-shaming.
“When a girl that has a small chest, has her little nipples out, don’t have a bra, I don’t know, it’s ‘tasteful.’ It’s ‘fashion,’” she explained. “But when a girl like me that has bigger boobs [does the same thing], it’s like, ‘Oh, you slut! What the hell?’ It’s like, what is the difference?”
Despite dealing with body image pressures, Cardi continues to promote self-love whenever she hits the stage or the pool — wearing anything of her choice.
Scroll through the gallery below to see pH๏τos of Cardi B’s best ʙικιɴι and swimsuit moments.
MAKING A STATEMENT
The Billboard Music Award winner shared a video via Instagram of her rocking a black ʙικιɴι top.
Cardi took a selfie video of her standing in the mirror, sporting a gold two-piece ensemble.
The Hustlers star struck a pose wearing a bubblegum pink ʙικιɴι, matching sunglᴀsses and white high heels.
Cardi stood on a staircase while showing off this edgy look, which included a black two-piece swimsuit and a long, denim coat.
The Bronx native posed for a pH๏τo wearing a sparkling pink ʙικιɴι and large hoop earrings.
Cardi B in ʙικιɴιs and music videos go hand in hand.