Cardi B: Fashion and Sex Work
Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion and Culture
October 18-20, 2018
In my paper, “Cardi B: Fashion and Sex Work,” I examined the relationship between contemporary fashion and sex work in the music and life of rapper Belcalis Almanzar, aka Cardi B. Citing diverse sources, such as lyrics, social media, and public appearances, I discussed how Almanzar utilizes these two themes in her music while simultaneously asserting and exploring axioms of power as a cultural critic of white capitalism, hyper-masculinity, and sex politics.
I extend my sincere thanks to the conference committee for providing me with a grant to attend.