Lee Daniels has a long credit list before Empire and Star on Fox. He lays claim to major award winners like Monsters Ball and Precious. He also claims he originally discovered Cardi B.
Mona Scott-Young discovered her and put her on Love and Hip Hop so what is Daniels talking about? Well it turns out he met Cardi at an audition for Star 3 years before she made an appearance on Love and Hip Hop. In fact, that's how she got to Scott-Young
He was so impressed by Cardi he asked for a selfie video he posted on Instagram 3 years ago.
He recalled the moment in a TMZ interview you can catch below.