Lee Daniels Says He Played a Role In Cardi B’s Rise to Fame

Lee Daniels says Cardi B came to fame after auditioning for him.

In a recent interview, director Lee Daniels claims he had a role in Cardi B‘s rise to fame.

On an episode of TMZ’s Raq Rants, host Raquel Harper asked Daniels who his favorite rapper was, and he mentioned Cardi, then proceeded to tell the story about how they met. He claims after auditioning for a role in his FOX series, “Star,” he posted a video with Cardi on his Instagram, which he believes, subsequently lead to her big break.

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“My favorite Hip Hop artist right now, today, is Cardi B,” Daniels said. “She came to my Instagram. You can dig deep into my Instagram — dig deep! I was looking for somebody for Star and she came in to audition for me and I said, ‘Do you mind if I,’ — this before she got on the reality show, even before the reality show. Mona told me she hired her from [looking at] my Instagram.”

The Instagram post he’s referring to dates back three years ago.

Daniels also claims Producer Mona Scott hired Cardi for “Love & Hip-Hop” after seeing Daniels’ post.

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Maybe this connection would hold check out 100 percent if the social media star turned reality tv star turned superstar wasn’t already famous before “Love & Hip-Hop.”




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