Cardi B was the subject of some intense backlash this week after an old video resurfaced in which she admitted to drugging and robbing men prior to getting famous.
Cardi B found herself in hot water this week over a resurfaced video in which she claims to have drugged and robbed men before she became famous.
“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 an an Instagram Live session filmed three years ago. “And I drugged n***as up and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do.”
In our current social climate, the video sparked outrage and spawned the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB in reference to the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ documentary.
CardiB says she used to what? ? pic.twitter.com/NJWigTlb9Z
— Hip Hop Ratchet (@HipHopRatchet) March 24, 2019
On Tuesday, Cardi addressed the controversial video and acknowledged her sordid past.
“I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it. I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options,” she wrote. “I was blessed to have been able to rise from that but so many women have not. Whether or not they were poor choices at the time I did what I had to do to survive. The men I spoke about in my live were men that I dated that I was involve with men that were conscious willing and aware. I have a past that I can’t change we all do.”
Take a look at her full statement below.
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