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!”
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.
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.”
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.
Today, Cardi B addressed the controversy in a lengthy post on Instagram.
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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