Cardi B may have gone too far in describing the lengths she went to for financial survival.
Defending the job as a means of getting by, the “Bodak Yellow” performer said angrily: “I had to go strip, I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to fuck me? Yeah, yeah, yeah, let’s go to this hotel,’ and I drugged n*****s up and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do.”
The remarks prompted a fierce backlash on social media. Some noted that she may have incriminated herself. Others said the behavior was all in the past.
The rapper later posted a defense of the resurfaced clip, writing that she “talked about things I had to do in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living. ... Im apart of a 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.”
All I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future. pic.twitter.com/VlPJW20thN— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 26, 2019
Cardi B has kicked back at critics who, according to the rapper, have questioned how hard she’s worked even as she has ascended to the top of the hip-hop world.