Is Cardi B Leaving Twitter?
“Okay I’m off Twitter for a few days,” she tweeted. “Have fun.”
This announcement comes after the rapper had come under fire when a video of her saying that she used to drug and rob men while she was a stripper resurfaced.
The video was originally posted three years ago as a response to someone who said that Cardi did not deserve her success. She had responded by describing the lengths that she went to to get studio time and make it as a rapper.
Fan reactions to the video
As soon as the video surfaced, fans were quick to jump on Twitter and come for the rapper.
“Cardi B, nobody said you had to be perfect, just don’t be
Others compared her to singer R. Kelly who was recently accused of sexually assaulting young women.
“R. Kelly was accused, admitted nothing and may actually be innocent, yet the whole world wants him canceled. Cardi B actually gave an open confession of her crimes yet no one is canceling her…#SurvivingCardiB,” another person wrote.
Others called out the double standard between men and women in the industry.
“Ok #Reebok and #Reebokclassic, keep that same energy, how u gon keep quiet about #CardiB actually drugging and raping men, but f–k over #rickross for dropping a make-believe pill in a drink in a song and call him a rapist,” a person wrote referencing the backlash Rick Ross received for his song “U.O.E.N.O.” where he said he put drugs in a woman’s champagne without her knowing.
But in true Cardi form, she had a response for all of her haters.
Cardi B’s apology
Once the video resurfaced, Cardi took to her social media to explain herself and issue an apology.
“So I’m seeing on social media that a live I did 3 years ago is popping back up,” she wrote. “A live where I talked about things I had to do in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living.”
She went on to blame the culture of hip hop.
“I’m a part of hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from, talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are. There are rappers that glorify murder, violence, drugs, and robbing. Crimes they feel they had to do to survive.”
“I never glorified the things I brought up in that live. I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it.”
She continued, explaining why she did what she did.
“I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options,” she continued. “I was blessed to have been able to rise from that but so many women have not.”
She captioned the photo saying that all she could do going forward was focus on being better for herself, her future, and her family.
Check out The Cheat Sheet on Facebook!