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23 Times Cardi B Gave Some Serious Life Advice

From stripper to reality TV star to chart-topping rapper, Cardi B has enough life experience to dish some hard truths.  Famous for telling it how it is, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar AKA Bacardi AKA Cardi B is a quote minefield. But it’s not all feuds and celebrity gossip. Cardi B has some serious life advice if you look past the Twitter rants and media hype. Keep scrolling to read some serious gems from the mouth of this Bronx raised star.

“I’m my own competition. I’m competing with myself.”

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How profound is this? When we compete with others, we end up jealous and resentful. When we compete with ourselves, we make ourselves better every day.

“Knock me down 9 times, but I get up 10.”

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Cardi B knows a thing or two about setbacks. This positive attitude is one worth adopting in all walks of life. Just keep getting up again.

“Stop finding excuses for my success.”

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Some people will always be jealous. Cardi B reminds us that our achievements are our own and we should be proud of them.

“I love ASMR. My husband thinks it’s very strange and weird that I watch ASMR every single day to go to bed.”

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Cardi B became an asmrtist for a day and helped fans in the process. ASMR videos use soft sounds to create a tingling sensation which many people find relaxing. One Instagram fan told Cardi B that her ASMR video had helped with her insomnia.

“I’m the artist, but I don’t feel like I have a higher position than anybody that’s working for me.”

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Cardi gives us all a lesson in humility and respecting those you work with.

“I am not your property. This is my life.”

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Although Cardi was referring to her decision to stay with husband Offset after allegations of cheating, this quote applies in many situations. Never let anyone control who you are. Be like Cardi and stop caring what everyone thinks.

“Having a number one song makes me happy—but working for it makes me really happy.”

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Fame and fortune are great, but knowing how you got there is even better. Cardi reminds us to enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

“If I change myself, then I’m going to lose myself, and I won’t be who makes me happy.”

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When we change for other people, we aren’t being true to ourselves. Cardi hits the nail on the head again when she realizes we have to avoid changing for others in order to be happy.

“I don’t want any ‘friends’ who fall silent during my success.”

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Cardi reminds us that fair-weather friends aren’t really friends at all. Jealousy is always ugly.

“…why can’t I have both? Why do I have to choose a baby or a career?”

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In response to haters saying she was throwing her career away for a kid, Cardi claps back that any woman can have both.

“I want a lit baby shower. My baby shower’s not starting at no 5:00.”

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Why do we have baby showers at kid-friendly times? They’re not for the kids. They’re for the grownups. And grownups want to have fun! Cardi B’s late-night baby shower is a reminder to have fun while you can.

“I don’t want to miss one second. I don’t want to miss no smiles, I don’t want to miss no new movement, I don’t want the baby to confuse me and the babysitter.”

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Cardi talks about wanting to be the best mom she can be, and reminds all parents and parents-to-be how precious every moment is. Every second counts when you have kids.

“…when I see my daughter, it’s like a peace of mind. ‘Ahh, I do this because of you.’ It cracks a smile on the most stressful days.”

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Cardi muses that children change everything and give new purpose to life.

“It’s like everybody always talking about there’s someone got a problem with me, or somebody always saying that I’m pregnant every two weeks, so it’s just like, if y’all wanna know, ask me. I’ll tell you.”

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That’s right. If you want to know what’s going on in someone’s life, just ask them. Don’t wait for gossip and rumor. They always cause trouble.

“You better realize your worth and stop settling for bare minimum.”

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We all need to realize we are special and worthy of love. Thanks Cardi.

“I’m not even the king of New York. I am the Emperor!”

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Wearing a lampshade as a crown, Cardi B proves that she’s always ready for fun, and that royalty isn’t quite good enough for her. Don’t be the king, don’t be a queen. Be the emperor!

 “I’m the rose that came from the concrete.”

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Great things often have humble beginnings. Cardi proves again and again that you can be successful no matter where you started.

“I got options, but I want who I want.”

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We don’t get to choose who we love, and Cardi shut the mouths of haters by pointing out that we’ve all got to make our own choices when it comes to relationships.

“…other people, you don’t know what type of things are happening in their relationship.”

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Cardi advises everyone to keep their noses out of other people’s relationships and stop judging. What’s right for one couple doesn’t work for every couple.

“…just do what your heart feel like doing.”

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In this relationship advice to Khloé Kardashian, Cardi lets us all know it’s OK to follow your heart.

“I only know my struggle.”

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Don’t judge others on what they’re going through. You only know your pain; that doesn’t mean others aren’t struggling too.

“Let’s keep it positive and keep it pushing!”

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Cardi’s response to Nicki Minaj’s apparent desire to drop their feud is inspiring. How many of us are willing to let things go and keep moving forward with a positive attitude?

“People always want to tell you how to do it—no, do it your way”

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The final word from Cardi B: sure, listen to advice, but ultimately no one can tell you how to live your life. Always do things the way that works for you. We look forward to more nuggets of wisdom from Cardi!

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