Cardi-B came under fire recently after a video resurfaced from three years ago, where she talks about drugging and robbing men. For some reason this video is making rounds again on the internet, surprisingly after Cardi’s public feud with a popular Youtube Host.
In the video Cardi addresses online criticism over if she “worked hard enough” to be in the position that she is.
“I had to go strip, I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to (sleep with) me? Yeah, yeah, yeah, let’s go back to this hotel,’ and I drugged (men) up, and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do,” Cardi B said in the post.
Outrage ensued, fueled mainly by tweets and online comments. The hashtag, “surviving Cardi-B” was also trending on Twitter.
Many claimed that if Cardi B was a man, in this age of “me too” her career would have been canceled Some even compared her actions to the likes of Bill Cosby.
Others pointed to the fact that Rick Ross rapped about pouring molly in a girls drink and her not knowing about it.
Reebok withdrew their endorsement from Ross following his remarks on the song. Ross chose to chime in on the controversy surrounding Cardi B and called for people to “leave her alone.”
Within the world of Hip-Hop, men continue to say the most outlandish things for notoriety. Who knows if Cardi B really did these things, or if she was just trying to prove that she is really from the streets.
So far, no men have filed police reports against Cardi on claims that she drugged them. I’m not saying Cardi’s comments are appropriate, I’m just saying, are we outraged over men continuing to rap about selling crack to their communities?
A nightclub in Tennessee issued a press release, however, stating they will no longer play Cardi B’s music in their venues because of her comments about drugging men.
“This is simply not acceptable in our club. We work very hard to overcome negative stereotypes associated with our industry and continuing to play Cardi B’s music in our club sends the wrong message to our entertainers and our guests,” said Déjà vu’s General Manager and Vice President Michael Durham.