Meet Cardi B: the year's most talked-about emcee.

Before becoming the colorful global personality we know her as today, the Bronx native charmed millions with her no-holds-barred disposition as a budding reality star on VH1's Love & Hip-Hop: New York. Two Grammy nominations — Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance — and several Billboard record-breaking accomplishments later, in just a little over a year's time the "Bodak Yellow" rapper proved she's more than just a playful on-screen jokester.

To honor one the year's hardest-working women in music, we're serving up some lesser-known factoids about the "Finesse" phenom.

Check out our gallery below to learn seven surprising facts about Cardi B.

7 Surprising Facts About Cardi B

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