Cardi B finally revealed the history behind her famous moniker.
The rapper appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday and explained the origin behind her stage name.
The Bronx native, whose birth name is Belcalis Almanzar, said the name “Cardi B” was inspired by the liquor brand Bacardi.
“You know what, my sister’s name is Hennessy, so everybody used to call me Bacardi,” Cardi B said.
The song has also landed Cardi two Grammy nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.
The record-breaking track was No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in September, making Cardi the first solo female rapper to land the top spot since Lauryn Hill’s 1998 hit single “Doo Wop.”.
“You wanna know something? I already feel like a winner,” Cardi said.
While appearing on TheTonight Show, Cardi announced that her newest single “Bartier Cardi,” featuring rapper 21 Savage, would drop on Friday.