Cardi B has been on the come up this year and she's not slowing down any time soon.

After being nominated for two BET Awards earlier this spring, Cardi now finds herself gracing the cover of The Fader magazine's summer issue. She's definitely come a long way since her days slugging out for Instagram stardom. As a youngster, she was often kicked out of musicals that she was cast in because of her bad grades, which the accompanying article attributes to being "a popular girl who chose her friends over school."

These days, Cardi B seems way more focused on continuing to grow her brand and level of fame. "Am I ever gonna grow thick skin? No. I just gotta focus on making money. Cause ain’t no going back. I’m gonna be famous forever." With her music gaining widespread attention thus far, it would seem that her priorities are in the right place.

Check out the cover photo below.

@iamcardib is The FADER's Summer Music issue cover star ❤️

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