Cardi B has never shied away from her past — or from speaking her mind. But an anecdote she told via Instagram Live recently might actually be getting her into a bit of trouble with fans.
During her “impassioned speech” on social media, Cardi revealed for the first time publicly that she used to drug men and rob them to survive the streets. This was back in her stripper days, so although the rapper has probably changed since then, it’s raising red flags with some followers — and most definitely with her haters.
“I had to go strip, I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to f*ck me? Yeah, yeah, yeah, let’s go back to this hotel,’ and I drugged n***as up, and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do.”
She doesn’t seem to be proud or bragging in the video below. On the contrary, she fights back tears when she talks about her past struggles. No one could possibly understand Cardi B’s situation unless they walked in her shoes — so she’s opening up to let you know. Still, this is probably TMI for social media.
Some on Twitter are holding her accountable and calling out double standards. To top it off, the whole ordeal has sparked a #SurvivingCardiB trend. It draws parallels with the R. Kelly controversy and the Lifetime documentary series Surviving R. Kelly.
Cardi B took a minute to log off socials and gain her composure. But, she’s already back and not backing down.
IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE,IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE ❤️ 😝and I love it 😍🥰🥰
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 26, 2019
Cardi B: TMI On Insta Live
CardiB says she used to what? 👀 pic.twitter.com/NJWigTlb9Z
— Hip Hop Ratchet (@HipHopRatchet) March 24, 2019