Cardi B says mom helped get her off the stripper pole

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Cardi B has made a career out of showing no shame and that extends to her former life as an exotic dancer.

The Bodak Yellow rapper has been very vocal about how she resorted to stripping as a means to escape an abusive relationship. Now she’s opening up about what – or better yet who – convinced her to stop.

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“People say, ‘Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it,” she shares in the April issue of Cosmopolitan. “Because y’all don’t respect me because of it, and y’all going to respect these strippers from now on… Just because somebody was a stripper don’t mean they don’t have no brain,” she told the magazine.

The Grammy-nominated artist also admits that whole she has no qualms about her past, her definitely wanted more for her.

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“When my mom found out I was a dancer, she was pretty upset,” Cardi revealed to drag queen Naomi Smalls in a video for “Me knowing that she used to hate it, it didn’t allow me to get comfortable with what I was doing.”

And now, not only is she not dancing anymore, she can sincerely say that she’s making enough money living her dreams to pay both her and her mama’s bills.

Well played Cardi!

Check out clips from the interview and cover story below.

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