2017 BET Hip Hop Awards - Cardi B Killed It

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In the world of pop culture, it's no secret that Cardi B has been trending across the internet since her debut on Love & Hip Hop. The reality star has a cinderella story in our eyes, coming from the bottom, making it to television then sky rocketing her music career after leaving the show. 

The star remained humble, focused on her music and went for the "shmoney". 

After developing a strong personal brand across social media as being candid, authentic and a true hustler, in addition to establishing herself as a fashionista, we weren't surprised when she walked away from the BET Hip Hop Awards with several winds for the year. 

Cardi B took home Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)Hustler of the YearBest MixtapeBest New Hip-Hop Artist AND Single of the Year for her chart topping song Bodak Yellow. 

Related: BET Hip Hop Awards 2017: The winners list


What do we have to say about all of this? Whether you're a fan or a foe, there's definitely a lesson or two to take away from the rise of this self-made star.

Cardi B leveraged her media outlets, press and social media to truly build an empire. She proves that getting press and understanding HOW to utilize it is crucial to not only making it to the top, but staying at the top.

We congratulate Cardi on her wins and can't wait to see this break out star continue to shine.