- American rapper, Cardi B, is making moves and has just landed her first leading role in a feature film
- The rapper is set to star in a new comedy from Paramount Pictures called Assisted Living where she will play the character of Amber
- Cardi's role will be a small-time thief who needs to hide from the police and does so in her grandmother's nursing home
Cardi B is officially an actress after Paramount Pictures announced that she would be starring as the lead role of their new film Assisted Living.
The rapper who started out on the VH1 reality show Love and Hip-Hop is now a Grammy award-winning artist who is recognised all over the world.
Cardi has now set her sights on the film industry and will be playing the lead character of the comedy that is set to be hilarious and "full of heart".
Variety.com described the plot of the film after speaking to Paramount Pictures and wrote:
"It follows Amber (Cardi B's character), a small-time crook who finds herself in over her head when a heist goes wrong. On the run from the cops and her former crew, she struggles to find anywhere to hide. Running out of options, Amber disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out in the one place no one will look — her estranged grandmother’s nursing home."
The mum of one had previously acted in Hustlers alongside Jennifer Lopez but the new movie will be the first time she takes on the lead role.
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Cardi B stunned in a headtie and wrapper as she learned African dance.
In a video that made the rounds on social media, the Bodak Yellow hitmaker was seen learning to do an African dance.
To get into the theme of the class, the American rapper tied a wrapper made in African print as well as a matching headgear.
Cardi paid attention to her professional teacher as she learned to wine her waist like a typical African woman.
The mother of one has no doubt been very open about her love for Africa and has even been known to take on traditional names her Nigerian fans blessed her with.
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