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Asia Milia Ware
Sep 27, 2017 @ 1:45 pm

If you had never heard Cardi B's name prior to this month, you would not be alone—but a lot has changed since then. The "Bodak Yellow" rapper made history on Monday, bumping Taylor Swift from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts—and becoming the first female rapper to hold that place since Lauryn Hill in 1998.

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Cardi B's soaring career is an inspiration. And another thing we love about the Bronx native? She's unabashedly sex positive.

If you watched her turn on VH1's reality show Love & Hip-Hop, you may know that before Cardi's unparalleled glow up, she began her career as a stripper. But did you know that she also starred in sex toy ads for a local New York sex shop?

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One commercial for Romantic Depot, dubbed “the largest sex store in NYC,” features Cardi shouting, in her distinct voice, “Tell all your friends: Romantic Depot, baby! Say my name and you’ll get a free sex toy!” In one scene, she holds up a large dildo while sticking her tongue out. With the fame and success she has now, who wouldn't be running to Romantic Depot to say “Cardi B” for a free toy? (Watch the commercial above.)

What don't you do, Cardi B? While their production value is hilariously sub-par, Cardi's sex toy ads—one of which is currently airing on local cable networks including New York 1—kind of makes us love her even more than we already do. A dildo ad on local TV, a No. 1 song on the Billboard charts, and front-row seats at fashion week, all at the same time? We are here for it.

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Teach us, Cardi B!

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