The 26-year-old claims she did so because she had no other way of survival during her stripping days, but accountability is a must.
In an Instagram video, famous American singer and rapper Cardi B made a shocking revelation which has people around the globe, including her fans, absolutely disgusted and enraged. The 26-year-old Grammy winner talked about her stripping days, revealing she used to drug men and rob them. The video that emerged out of nowhere is apparently three years old and is now making rounds on every social media platform. People are canceling Cardi, asking her to pay for everything she did in the past and be prosecuted. It is quite unbelievable how she committed these crimes and managed to get away with them!
“I’d drug ni**as up and I’d rob them," Cardi said in the controversial video. Dedicated and loyal fans of Cardi dismissed the video as fake or edited at first but after it blew up everywhere, B herself admitted that the video was in fact very real and she did say all those things. She went on to 'justify' her actions, “I made the choices I did at the time because I had very limited options,” she wrote. "I have a past that I can’t change we all do.”
People, however, are not buying any of what Cardi has to say and are comparing her actions to R Kelly and Bill Cosby. The video spread like wildfire when a Twitter user @HipHopRatchet shared the controversial clip. “Cardi says she used to what?” they captioned the tweet. In the clip, Cardi can be heard admitting that she used to lure men for sex, drug them and rob them. “Ni**as must have forgotten the shit that I did to motherfucking survive," the singer apparently made the video in response to the haters who believe she doesn't 'work' for her success.
CardiB says she used to what? 👀 pic.twitter.com/NJWigTlb9Z— Hip Hop Ratchet (@HipHopRatchet) March 24, 2019
“Like, I had to go strip. I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to fuck me? Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, let’s go to this hotel,’ and I’d drug ni**as up, and I’d rob them. That’s what I used to do! Nothing was motherfucking handed to me, my ni**a. Nothing," Cardi says in the clip. The hashtag #SurviveCardiB quickly began trending, with people wondering what more evidence was needed to drag the rapper to court.
These are the words of a psychotic criminal and sex offender.— peak aries (@ScorchOne23) March 27, 2019
Her gender doesn’t change the crime, CardiB deserves to see bars for many many many years to come, I’m honestly so disgusted. Fuck this industry and our justice system if she doesn’t serve time...... #SurvivingCardiB pic.twitter.com/yHCqfaNwYM
Cardi B's behavior is deeply problematic for another reason - in light of the #MeToo movement, her actions provide fodder to people who already believe that calling out abusers' behavior and holding them accountable is stifling men, or that men are "afraid" to be around women because they don't want to be accused of rape. Not holding Cardi accountable for her behavior will only set back feminist movements and calls to action.
Feminist hold woman accountable. We ARE equal and should be treated as such. When we take that away we are part of the oppression #SurvivingCardiB— Stephanie (@momtoluna) March 27, 2019
Some fans, however, are still supporting Cardi, "the fact that this #SurvivingCardiB hashtag is a thing just goes to show how FUCKED our culture is. Men have been doing this and worse to women since the beginning of time. she didn’t rape or kill anyone. fuck outta here tryna “cancel cardi” get ur fucking priorities straight." A fan even went ahead and said that most rappers out there do the same or worse, "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."
Cardi B says she used to ask men, "Oh yeah, you want to f**k me? Yeah, yeah, yeah, let's go back to this hotel," then drug and rob them.— Complex (@Complex) March 26, 2019
Cardi's confession started #SurvivingCardiB: https://t.co/p14WJWDQ7l pic.twitter.com/nDOKPyi1ph
But, while everybody is trying to cancel the singer, Cardi is unaffected. "When they try to cancel me on Twitter and instagram," she wrote on her Twitter at first when the outbreak unleashed. It was after the things got MUCH WORSE she was forced to explain herself and issue an apology. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Cardi explained that the men she was referring to in the video “were men that I dated that I was involve with men that were conscious willing and aware.”
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So, if you're romantically involved with someone, it's okay to drug and rob them? According to B it is because she only did that in order to 'survive.' “I was blessed to be able to rise from that,” she wrote, “but so many women have not.” Regardless of her circumstances or her honesty about the situation, it is imperative that Cardi is held accountable for her crimes ( yes, drugging someone is a class B felony) and reparations made.