Cardi B has always been honest about her body image, regularly showing fans her bare face and admitting to undergoing surgery to look curvier. As it turns out, the “WAP” rapper always had aspirations to look how she does now but growing up, she didn’t have access to the funds and opportunities she has as an international rap sensation. On Twitter, she reminisced how she would get around that shortcoming in high school to convince her classmates she had more body (-ody-ody-ody) than she really did.
Her trick for adding curves was a simple one but it turned out to be one her fans could relate to. “It’s the fact that I used to put 2 thick ass tights under my jeans in Highschool to make my ass look fatter,” she revealed to her followers. “And nobody ever clock the tea.” Fans quickly began replying with their own hacks for playing up their attributes, including using shoulder pads from their moms’ blouses or socks to push up their tops. Pants with butt pads were also a go-to.
It’s the fact that I used to put 2 thick ass tights under my jeans in Highschool to make my ass look fatter and nobody ever clock the tea.😩😂😂😂
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) December 8, 2020
Its okay i used to cut the shoulder pads outta my moms shirts and stuffed that shit in my bra 😫😂 I even took my school picture with two different sized titties on accident and now its forever in the yearbook…true story
— Jaelynn 🎙🎤🎼 (@imjustuhgrl) December 8, 2020
I used to stuff my bra with my socks so my titties could look bigger…. pic.twitter.com/t2n07urnOq
— leybevibing (@Heyybabyy2) December 8, 2020
In highschool when I was struggling with my anorexia I would buy jeans with butt pads in them bc I would be self conscious that people would see how flat my butt had gotten 😭
— Audrey Bell (@DressupCutie) December 8, 2020
LMFAOOOO, i remember a girl used to wear literal buttpads in middle school. but we used to clown her cus we peeped 😭
— enigga holmes 🔎 (@DariaanMichelle) December 8, 2020
Cardi’s arsenal of relatable stories is just one of the many reasons she reached her current level of stardom and it doesn’t look like she plans to change any time soon. But on a more serious note, maybe we can promote a little more body positivity in pop culture — wearing two pairs of tights under jeans doesn’t sound very comfortable at all.
Cardi B is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.