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() Hip-hop it girl Cardi B kicked off day one of Jay-Z's Eighth Annual Made In America Festival in Philadelphia on Saturday with a twerk-heavy, hour-long set at 9:40pm.

'I've always had a special love for Philly,' the 26-year-old Grammy winner told the Benjamin Franklin Parkway audience - according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

'Even when I was a stripper.'  

Flexible: Hip-hop it girl Cardi B kicked off day one of Jay-Z's Eighth Annual Made In America Festival in Philadelphia on Saturday with a twerk-heavy, hour-long set at 9:40pm

Flexible: Hip-hop it girl Cardi B kicked off day one of Jay-Z's Eighth Annual Made In America Festival in Philadelphia on Saturday with a twerk-heavy, hour-long set at 9:40pm

The 26-year-old Grammy winner told the Benjamin Franklin Parkway audience: 'I've always had a special love for Philly. Even when I was a stripper'

The 26-year-old Grammy winner told the Benjamin Franklin Parkway audience: 'I've always had a special love for Philly. Even when I was a stripper'

Cardi (born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) famously paid her bills for three and a half years working the pole in gentlemen's clubs, and she showcased her tried and true moves while performing Money Bag.

The Bronx-born Latina flaunted her surgically-enhanced cleavage in a rainbow-hued jumpsuit designed by Bryan Hearns.

Cardi's colorful, cold-shoulder onesie featured strands of rhinestones which whipped around her curvaceous 5ft3in figure as she danced.

Hairstylist Tokyo Stylez created the Press hitmaker handmade Tresses x Sandrine wig featuring a high ponytail and rainbow jewel detailing.  

Bounce: Cardi famously paid her bills for three and a half years working the pole in gentlemen's clubs, and she showcased her tried and true moves while performing Money Bag

Bounce: Cardi famously paid her bills for three and a half years working the pole in gentlemen's clubs, and she showcased her tried and true moves while performing Money Bag

Pride: The Bronx-born Latina flaunted her surgically-enhanced cleavage in a rainbow-hued jumpsuit designed by Bryan Hearns

For red carpet looks, Cardi relies on stylist Kollin Carter

Pride: The Bronx-born Latina flaunted her surgically-enhanced cleavage in a rainbow-hued jumpsuit designed by Bryan Hearns

Movement: Cardi's colorful, cold-shoulder onesie featured strands of rhinestones which whipped around her curvaceous 5ft3in figure as she danced

Movement: Cardi's colorful, cold-shoulder onesie featured strands of rhinestones which whipped around her curvaceous 5ft3in figure as she danced

Ebony curls: Hairstylist Tokyo Stylez created the Press hitmaker handmade Tresses x Sandrine wig featuring a high ponytail and rainbow jewel detailing

Ebony curls: Hairstylist Tokyo Stylez created the Press hitmaker handmade Tresses x Sandrine wig featuring a high ponytail and rainbow jewel detailing

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Ready for her close-up: Make-up artist Erika La' Pearl Roman applied Cardi's Glamifyme lashes and fully-contoured complexion for the concert

Make-up artist Erika La' Pearl Roman applied Cardi's Glamifyme lashes and fully-contoured complexion for the concert.

The Rodeo rapper made sure to get up close and personal with her mostly female Pennsylvania fanbase in the orchestra pit.

At one point, Cardi kicked off her rainbow booties to scale the rafters barefoot while rapping tracks like Backin' It Up, Taki Taki, Wish Wish, Clout, Bartier Cardi, and Bodak Yellow.

The Love & Hip Hop: New York alum is next scheduled to perform

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