What Is Going On With Cardi B?

“I made the choices I did at the time because I had very limited options. I have a past that I can’t change, we all do

Grab the popcorn again, kids, cause things have gotten pretty interesting once more. So, around the week of March 18th, a three-year-old video of Cardi B resurfaced on Twitter. In this Instagram video, Cardi mentions her past around her stripping days by saying, “I’d drug n**gas up and I’d rob them” in response to someone saying that Cardi didn’t deserve her success since she didn’t work for it.

That is when the internet went up into a debate whether or not Cardi should be “canceled” after Cardi confirmed the video was real and apologized for it. She followed that up with, “I made the choices I did at the time because I had very limited options. I have a past that I can’t change, we all do." Even with Cardi’s statement, the #SurvivingCardiB went around online, a twist off of the Lifetime’s series, “Surviving R. Kelly”, denoting similar behaviour between the two. People also compared her to Bill Cosby.

Cardi reacted to this by posting memes and tweets to degrade people’s response about trying to cancel her all over social media, seemingly to make it seem like she pretty much didn’t give a hoot and shade people.

Yet, on March 27th, she tweeted this when she realised the drama wasn’t dying down:

However, people are still torn since some think there is a double standard to this. That if Cardi was a man? She’d most likely be “cancelled”. Yet, we should not forget that Kelly’s and Cosby’s allegations continued over decades, even after they were famous (and used the fame to their advantage so to say). Cardi admitted her actions as a means of survival before hitting it big.

Now, Cardi’s past actions are certainly wrong and she eventually did acknowledge she was wrong. What gets me a little bit is how in the beginning she just tried to brush it off and pretend it wasn’t an issue. With that, I’m kinda torn as well. Her initial reaction was honestly very childish, in my opinion. But I am biased to say that as I think Cardi is immature, to begin with. I mean, I’m not hating on her work grind these days, she’s an inspiration to women in many ways, but her behaviour tends to be rather questionable sometimes... Plus, I mean, we don’t know the extent to which she was willing to go to when you're faced in a situation like drugging men and we also don't know her past that well. But as a means of survival, I think that might be a small stretch. But who knows... it’s up to you on what you think about this scenario at this point. Based on how many awards Cardi was recently nominated for, it seems at this point that this has blown over. On to the next, it is I guess? Okurrr? Okurrr.





Vox, https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/3/27/18284220/cardi-b-drug-rob-controversy-scandal


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