Cardi B Shares How She Got Her Name

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Cardi B’s real name is Belcalis Almanzar, which has some, but not all, of the letters needed to come up with Cardi B. Happily for anyone still wondering, she discussed the origins of her stage moniker on The Wendy Williams Show:

The singer revealed that it stems from alcohol. “My sister’s name is Hennessy, so everybody used to be like ‘Bacardi’ to me,” she said. “Then I shortened it to Cardi B. The ‘B’ stands for whatever, depending on the day…beautiful or bully,” she said, referring to the iconic rum and spirits brand. “No one calls me Belcalis except for my family, my mother and my daddy,” she added.


I find this story incredibly charming, but that’s maybe because I love drinking and also, Cardi B.


Martha Stewart has not one, but two Pomeranian geese, which based on Instagram she does not intend to roast. Does she...keep them as pets?!? What do you do with a pet goose? These are questions I would like answered from Stewart, personally.

Martha does have a strange affinity for birds, and has posted previously about her two blue peacocks, as well as other avian creatures she doesn’t care for personally, like a red-tailed hawk that became entangled in a nylon fence, and painting of a pigeon she posed in front of with NYC artist Duke Riley.

Strangely, she seems just fine with devouring some birds but maybe not others, since she’s in the past mentioned her farm filled with (edible) chickens, ducks and turkeys. Mysterious.

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I’m still tryin’ to make my way past the fact that the child’s name is Hennessy...