Cardi B Insists She Wasn’t Glorifying Her Drug-&-Rob Past
Cardi B is put under social media harrasment.
In a 2016 Instagram Live video, she admits to drugging and robbing men she’d lure to random hotels on the premise of sex.
— darronable._ (@darronable) March 24, 2019
On Tuesday (March 26), the “Bodak Yellow” phenom wrote a lengthy Instagram post about the video and explained she felt she had no other option at the time.
“So I’m seeing on social media that a live I did 3 years ago has popped back up,” she began. “A live where I talked about things I had to do in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living. I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world wit a perfect past I always speak my truth I always own my shit.”
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Cardi went on to say Hip Hop culture is littered with confessional lyrics about drugs and violence, something she feels is often exalted. In her defense, she points out she never glorified anything she did in her past within the context of her music.
“Im apart of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are,” she continued. “There are rappers that glorify murder violence drugs an robbing. Crimes they feel they had to do to survive. I never glorified the things I brought up in that live. I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it.
“I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options. I was blessed to have been able to rise from that but so many women have not. Whether or not they were poor choices at the time I did what I had to do to survive. The men I spoke about in my life were men that I dated that I was involve with men that were conscious willing and aware. I have a past that I can’t change we all do.”
sooo cardi b used sex to drug AND rob men and y’all just gonna sweep it under the carpet? whew pic.twitter.com/c1pntAHBIn
— khloe 🔪💔 (@xikhloeix) March 23, 2019
UK Tax System has me like. pic.twitter.com/GbQZgOhyrd
— Nicole 🇹🇹🇮🇹 (@nicolenovello_) March 14, 2019
Putting this here so people can stop asking me what I look like, even tho I have my IG linked 🙄 pic.twitter.com/buvKADCCyH
— Shawn-El (@Caramel_Killa) December 28, 2018
— Lela🐝Victoria✊🏾 (@LelaV89) May 8, 2017
cardi b is a fucking rapist period. When melanie martinez was accused of rape yall tore her to fucking pieces. Where was this same energy where cardi b went as far as to DRUG men and ROB THEM. I dont see how anyone could support cardi b because her music is alao fucking trash
— ☆𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐓𝐓𝐘 𝐅𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐊𝐎☆ (@afterthestrom) March 26, 2019
felt this was appropriate timing pic.twitter.com/EWz3MAUQo4
— #SurvivingCardiB (@kevinjamaal2) March 26, 2019