Rap star Cardi B has outraged fans after admitting that she drugged men and robbed them during her years as an exotic dancer before she gained fame as a rapper.
In a video that went viral this week, Cardi B (whose real name is a mouthful at Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar) admitted to the crimes in a foul-mouthed, barely understandable rant… as she is wont to do.
In part, the rapper says, “I had to go strip, I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to fuck me? Yeah, let’s go back to this hotel,'” she said in a video filmed three years ago. “And I drugged n***as up and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do.”
CardiB says she used to what? ???? pic.twitter.com/NJWigTlb9Z
— Hip Hop Ratchet (@HipHopRatchet) March 24, 2019
Almost instantly the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB began making the rounds on Twitter. The hashtag was reflective of tags used to criticize rapists R. Kelly and Bill Cosby.
Indeed, many wondered how her actions were any different than Bill Cosby’s, a man who was actually convicted of drugging women and raping them.
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— Jessie Adams (@QueenJay2017) March 26, 2019
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— sweetiechile (@sweetiechile) March 24, 2019
The singer later “explained” that… it was all just her “truth,” so you need to shut up.
“I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world with a perfect past, I always speak my truth. I always own my shit,” she wrote.
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