It’s been a few years since Cardi B described herself as “just a regular, degular, schmegular girl from the Bronx,” and even back then it was an understatement. A former stripper who built a following by sharing personal videos on Instagram and Vine, she became the breakout star of the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: New York in its sixth and seventh seasons. After she left the show at the end of last year to focus on her rap career, she signed a deal with Atlantic Records, and released the single “Bodak Yellow” in June.

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Today, Billboard announced that Cardi B’s hit song had reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. This is the first time that a female rapper has topped the Hot 100 chart without assistance from other credited artists since Lauryn Hill’s solo performance “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998.

Cardi B is thrilled with her latest achievement. She posted a video on Instagram in which she says it’s been a “very motherfucking emotional day.” Watch it here:

The rapper now has more than 10 million Instagram followers, and her photos and videos remain as provocative as ever:

Thanks @houseoftinks!! Love this look!

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I’m getting sooooo stiff ☹️☹️☹️..anyways ,Living my best Life!!

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Back it up for me

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YOU CANT FUCK WIT ME IF YOU WAAANTEEDD TOO!!

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