Rapper Cardi B Video Resurfaces, Draws Major Attention

Ryan Stewart, Staff Writer

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A video of Cardi B, a 26-year-old rapper, claiming that she used to lure men with the promise of sex, and proceed to drug and rob them, has recently resurfaced.

The video, which Cardi did over an Instagram live to an audience of thousands three years ago, features the rapper yelling about people saying she didn’t work hard to get where she is.

She then went on to say that when she stripped to make ends meet, she did things that she wasn’t proud of, such as bringing men to hotels and drugging them, so she could rob them.

“I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options,” Cardi tweeted in an apology responding to backlash against her for the Instagram live video.

The backlash also included the new hashtag, #SurvivingCardiB, which is a play on the name of the docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly.”

Critics of the rapper claim that if the roles were reversed and she was a man drugging women to rob them, the public uproar and condemnation would be cataclysmic.

Cardi’s statement ignored this however, and professed that while she is not proud of her past, she does not speak about it in her music like other rappers do with things from their pasts.

“There are rappers that glorify murder, violence, drugs and robbing,” Cardi tweeted. “I never glorified the things I brought up in that (Instagram) 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.”

While some say that no matter the reason, this is inexcusable and should be punished, others favor the notion that Cardi did what she felt she had to in order to get out of a bad situation and because of that her only punishment should be heavy thoughts.

 

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