Cardi B went from being an exotic dancer to a social media celebrity to a reality television star to a Grammy-winning recording artist. That “rags-to-riches” journey is part of the Bronx native’s appeal for many fans.
One Bardi Gang member acknowledged Cardi crossing the 80 million followers mark on Instagram. @cardifairy uploaded screenshots of the rapper’s Instagram page when she had 283,000 followers and her current account with 80 million.
Cardi saw the Twitter user’s celebratory post about her IG numbers. The 28-year-old former Love & Hip Hop: New York cast member reacted to the tweet by simply writing, “Wow.”
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) December 30, 2020
Cardi B is among the Top 30 Instagram accounts with the most followers. Soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo leads the list with 249 million followers. He is trailed by Ariana Grande (213 million), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (208 million), and Kylie Jenner (206 million).
Besides her Instagram milestone, Cardi’s December 2020 has been filled with several major accomplishments and victories. Her smash hit “WAP” featuring Megan Thee Stallion was listed as one of the best songs and music videos of the year by various publications.
Cardi also became the first female rapper to have two singles certified 9x-Platinum. Plus, she launched the Cardi Tries reality series on Facebook and the “Supreme Truth Teller” chat on Instagram. Additionally, the two-year legal fight with her former manager, Klenord “Shaft” Raphael, came to an end.