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Cardi B Responds To Criticism Following Instagram Live Rant

Cardi B Responds To Criticism Following Instagram Live Rant

Cardi B has responded to criticism of a recent video in which the singer claimed she had 'robbed and drugged' men at an earlier stage in her life.

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Taking to Instagram, the rapper posted a picture with a statement defending her actions, with the caption: "All I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future."

The statement says: "So I'm seeing on social media that a live I did three years ago has popped back up. A live where I talked about things I had to do in the past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living.

"I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world wit [sic] a perfect past, I speak my truth, I always speak my own shit. Im a part of a hip hop culture where you can talk about about where you come from, talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are."

It continues: "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 and feel a responsibility not to glorify it."

She goes on to claim they were acts of desperation, saying: "I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options. I was blessed to have been able to rise from that, but so many women have not. Whether or not they were poor choice at the time, I did what I had to do to survive."

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The singer posted her comment on her Instagram page. Credit: Instagram
The singer posted her comment on her Instagram page. Credit: Instagram

This comes after the 26-year-old songwriter received a backlash from fans online for a video she posted on Instagram, in which she made some outlandish admissions of guilt from her past life, such as drugging men.

In the original video she said: "N****s must've forgot, my n****, the shit that I did to muthafuckin' survive. I had to go strip. I had to go, 'Oh yeah, you wanna fuck me? Yeah yeah yeah, let's go back to this hotel'. And I drugged n****s up and I robbed them.

"That's what I used to do. Nothing was muthafuckin' handed to me, my n****. Nothing!"

People then took to social media to voice their outrage at her claims, with the #SurvivingCardiB hashtag now doing the rounds on Twitter, playing off the controversy surrounding the recent Surviving R. Kelly documentary.

The singer defended her actions after receiving a wave of criticism. Credit: PA
The singer defended her actions after receiving a wave of criticism. Credit: PA

After watching the video, one person wrote: "Cardi B used to drug and rob men, after meeting them under the guise of sexual intercourse taking place. HOLD THIS BITCH ACCOUNTABLE."

Another hit out at the rapper: "Cardi B admitted to using sex to drug & rob men on IG live. Y'all gonna let her get away with that tho."

While another then added: "Do Cardi B fans really think Cardi can just get away with admitting to using sex to drug and steal from men like just imagine if a male rapper would have admitted to that y'all be going crazy cancelling him and wanting to throw him in jail...."

As a result of the backlash, Cardi B announced on her Twitter page that she was taking a break from the channel.

She wrote: "Okay I'm off Twitter for a few days. Have fun."

But just yesterday she came back, saying: "I'M THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE, I'M THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE and I love it."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Instagram, Music, US News, Twitter, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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