AceShowbiz - Cardi B returned to her roots during a recent TV expose and took cameras back to the strip joint where she used to work.
The rapper told "CBS Sunday Morning" she has no regrets about her past as an exotic dancer, revealing she learned a lot of lasting life lessons from the women at Satin Dolls in Manhattan, New York.
"A lot of women here, they taught me to be more powerful," she said on the tour. "I did gain, like, a passion and love (for) performing. It made me feel pretty... I'm glad for this chapter in my life. A lot of people always want to make fun of me - 'Oh, you used to be a stripper!' - I don't ever regret it, because I learned a lot."
"I feel like it matured me. My biggest ambition was money. That's what these women put in my head: nothing is important but the money."
And she started earning big bucks straight away after she was fired from her job at a nearby grocery store.
"I got hired on the spot and, like, literally in five hours I made my whole cheque...," she explains.
Cardi hit the stage at Satin Dolls as Camilla and took the cameras backstage to show off her old locker, where she used to keep her "stripper shoes".