Cardi B may be a megastar today, but she's been upfront about coming from much humbler beginnings.
The rapper is a New York native, having spent her childhood between her parents' place in the South Bronx and her grandmother's apartment in Washington Heights.
Who are Cardi B's parents?
Cardi B is close with her parents and has credited them for keeping her on the right path, describing them as "real good parents".
In particular, she shared that without her mom's support, she believes she would have ended up dead, beaten or an impoverished teen mom.
As far as we know, the star's parents are still together.
Cardi B's father Carlos is of Dominican descent and immigrated to America in 1990.
Cardi has previously said that her parents had "regular, poor jobs" and whilst she was growing up her dad worked as a taxi driver to help support the family.
Carlos has reportedly since retired.
Whilst Cardi's Dad was out driving, Cardi's mom Clara worked as a cashier in a local grocery store.
Clara is originally from Trinidad, meaning that Cardi herself is of mixed heritage.
Who is Cardi B's sister Hennessy Carolina?
Cardi B's sister Hennessy Carolina is the second child is Clara and Carlos.
She was born on December 22, 1995 - making her 25 years old today and more than three years younger than big sister Cardi, who turned 29 in October 2021.
Hennessy was a supporting cast member on Love & Hip Hop: New York for two series from 2016 and 2018.
However, she left the show to pursue a career in fashion blogging and social media.
The star has 7 million followers on Instagram (as of November 2021).
In October 2021, Hennessy and Cardi made headlines after unfollowing each other on social media - leading to speculation about a feud.
However, it looks like the two have reconciled since and are back to attending events and posting Tik Toks together.
Source: The Sun