This Tweet From Cardi B Has Fans Concerned For Her Well-Being
It seems like something might be wrong with Cardi B.
On July 21, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper appeared to tweet, “I wish I was dead,” before quickly deleting the post. It’s unclear what inspired the tweet, but it came right after the rapper defended herself against some heavy allegations.
For obvious reasons, fans are pretty worried about the “Be Careful” crooner. Since her tweet went out on the morning of July 21, they’ve been on Twitter sharing kind and supportive messages about the rapper through the hashtag #WeLoveYouCardi.
What’s been going on with Cardi B
Before the tweet, according to Insider, someone accused Cardi B of “blackfishing.” The term refers to a person who fakes their race for follows, financial gain, and more.
The person reportedly tweeted that the rapper, whose mother and father are of Dominican and Trinidadian descent, isn’t black, and accused her of manipulating her hair texture to look as if she is. In response, Cardi B tweeted a photo of herself as a child rocking an Afro. “Was this Afro manipulated too?” she wrote in the caption.
You can see screenshots of the deleted tweets here.
It’s not the first time she’s had to defend her background
On June 26, Cardi B opened up about her ethnic identity via Instagram Live. During the segment, she also explained that just because she’s light-skinned, it doesn’t mean she isn’t black.
“People just don’t be understanding sh**,” she said, according to Revolt. “It’s like, ‘Cardi’s Latin, she’s not Black.’ And it’s like, bro, my features don’t come from…white people f****** okay?’ And they always wanna race-bait when it comes to me…I have Afro features. ‘Oh, but your parents are light-skinned…all right, but my grandparents aren’t.”
That’s not all that’s been happening with Cardi B
She fielded criticism just days before this latest drama, too. On July 19, the rapper defended herself once again against accusations that she drugged and raped men while working as a stripper.
The allegations stem from a video that someone unearthed in early 2019 allegedly showing her admitting to drugging and robbing men. In response, she claimed that she didn’t drug men, but admitted that she robbed them while they were voluntarily under the influence.
“I don’t like when people be trying to call me a rapist,” she said during a livestream on July 19, according to Complex. “I don’t like that sh**. Because people tried to dig up something and make it something that I didn’t do.”
“I never touched nobody, I never f***** nobody,” Cardi B added. “And rape is when you f*** somebody without their consent or without asking.”
She went on to apologize for the situation, but doubled down on her comments, saying she “never f****** hurt nobody.”
Fans are showing their support for Cardi B
Cardi B’s fans have been sharing the sweetest messages about the “Money” rapper.
One person tweeted, “Don’t let all this hate get to you sis! You’re a very strong and powerful woman with a beautiful family! You don’t deserve all this hate luv!” Another added, “I just want to say that Cardi is a friend to me and to all of us Bardi Gang and I’ll forever hold her hand like she has done for me. you’re there for me and I’ll be there for you.”
Even people who aren’t fans of the rapper have been sharing supportive messages. One woman tweeted, “I’m not part of the bardigang but wow, Cardi truly doesn’t deserve the hate she gets daily. ppl hating on her for being authentic and talented. stay strong Cardi.”
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