Cardi B is currently receiving backlash for revealing what she used to do to "survive."
What started out as the Grammy Award-winning artist addressing pundits who believe she doesn't warrant the kudos and recognition that she's received, turned into the "Bodak Yellow" rapper sharing a shocking revelation, reports Vibe.
Cardi recently went live on Instagram and revealed that she used to drug and rob men to survive.
"Ni**as must've forgot, my ni**a, the sh*t that I did to motherf*cking survive. I had to go strip. I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you wanna f**k me?' Yeah yeah yeah, let’s go to this hotel," Cardi said. "And I drugged ni**as up and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do. Nothing was motherf**king handed to me, my ni**a. Nothing!”
Rapper #CardiB admits to using sex to DRUG men and ROB them of their money. https://t.co/vIYYP1fMfr
The rapper's commentary garnered her harsh criticism, which even resulted in social media users creating the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB on Twitter.
Some people feel that the former stripper and reality TV star should be regarded in the same light as R. Kelly and Bill Cosby. One Twitter user even tweeted Jennifer Lopez to state that he wasn't going to see their new movie, Hustlers because Cardi B is in it.
I'm sorry @JLo but if @iamcardib is in your new movie than I will NOT be watching! She admitted to drugging men and robbing them, if you are okay with that than you are part of the problem! #MeToo #SurvivingCardiB https://t.co/eRFQTqEHkX
If you make excuses for @iamcardib, I cannot: support your movie @jlo Support your streaming service @netflix Support your retail store @FashionNova @Reebok Support your beverage @pepsi #survivingcardib
Hey @pepsi, does this respect your values? I am disgusted. Going to stop supporting your brand if you don't take action... ???????????? https://t.co/ppF0bOC0lG
I'm done with my @iamcardib commentary. I've been saying this since she came out she represents the worst in popular culture is a horrible example for girls and women and should not be put up on a pedestal. #survivingCardiB
Get him perced up." "Have a threesome." "Trick him into fucking a tranny." "Rob him while he's sleep.." Not only is she raping ol dude, she's bringing in trans women for him to fuck knowing he's not down with that.. That bitch is diabolical.. #SurvivingCardiB https://t.co/soL5ugE49P
@iamcardib this isn't about ruining your career. This is about holding you accountable for your actions. You started this, we need to end it. The artist and the art can no longer be separate. #survivingCardi #TimesUp https://t.co/ja5ywWJgpW
This is what happens when you praise a Thot for "keeping it real"/"being herself" We don't have to imagine because BillCosby is in prison for the same thing Cardi B admitted to doing & RickRoss lost an endorsement deal off a bar #SurvivingCardiB https://t.co/GEvgPnrdIz
@iamcardib sometimes you talk too much and too loud. I don't wish downfall on successful peps, HOWEVER!! you bragged about the same wrong doings that got one of my Idol Legacy ruined!! ????????♂️ And think we gonna let this fly? You next!! ???? #SurvivingCardiB #freebillcosby #CardiB
Some Twitter users feel that the outrage is "fake" and that a lot of rappers would have to be canceled based on their previous "street life."
This #SurvivingCardiB hashtag is just another example of fake outrage. Do you know HOW MANY RAPPERS you would have to CANCEL based on their "street life"? Chile! Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Jay Z? Do I need to keep going? Nobody said its right. Thats HER REALITY.
Strippers and prostitutes be playing mfs all the time, that's what happens when you fall victim to lust. Crazy thing is this shit is new to some people with all this #SurvivingCardiB shit, smdh
The mother-of-one hasn't directly addressed the controversy, but the "Please Me" rapper has recently written a few tweets that seem to be regarding the situation.
AND IM STILL GOING TO BE HERE ????????♀️????????♀️NOW CHEW AND SWALLOW!!!
I never claim to be a angel I always been a street bitch Ya be glorifying this street rappers that talk and do that grimmey street shit but they can't stand a street bitch!
Mood ! https://t.co/xgJkTOjhdu
When they try to cancel me on Twitter and instagram ???????????????????????????????????? https://t.co/a19gI006Xk
IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE,IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE ❤️ ????and I love it ????????????
Today, Cardi B addressed the controversy in a lengthy post on Instagram.
152.3k Likes, 5,786 Comments - CARDIVENOM (@iamcardib) on Instagram: "All I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future."
The rapper claimed that the Instagram Live video was from three years ago and she said that she never claimed to be perfect and she never glorified what she had to do to survive.
"The men I spoke about in my life were men that I dated that I was involve [sic] with men that were conscious willing and aware. I have a past that I can't change we all do," Cardi B concluded in her message.
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