While there are many celebs who claim Cardi B aka Belcalis Almanzar as a fave, throughout her career, the Bronx rapper has often pointed to fellow New Yorker Lady Gaga as an influence and inspiration.
Recently, the 24-year-old shouted out Gaga’s fashion acumen and a tri-color Versace jumpsuit she wore last week was also spotted on Gaga at the time of her Superbowl performance in January 2017.
Even earlier, Cardi last year showed a clip of herself performing Lady Gaga’s single “Bad Romance” at a high school talent show last year, and lucky for everyone, now the entire video of the performance has emerged.
Titled “[Renaissance High School for Musical Theater] Talent Show ’10: Belcalis ft. Dancers,” Cardi enters the stage at 1:50 in a red jumpsuit with fishnets peaking through cut outs, and while she’s now curvier, even then her charismatic personality pops out. And based on how wildly she was cheered, having a dedicated fan base is nothing new to her.
Check out all the visuals below.
Card B aka Belcalis performance (1:50)
Cardi B saying @ladygaga is one of her Fashion icons 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/mc06p94td7
— Lady Gaga (@NYCLadyGaga) July 29, 2017
Cardi gives props to Lady Gaga for her fashion sense
Who wore it better?
Showing ya 17 year old Cardi …who went to RENAISSANCE HIGH SCHOOL ? pic.twitter.com/u1CSNAKSCU
— iamcardib (@IAMCARDlB) September 21, 2016