Unlike other stars, Cardi B has never felt the need to be ashamed of her past as a dancer.
Cardi B, a 26-year-old American female rapper, is said to be “straight as a horse”, saying what she thinks and not hiding anything, including her bad past. She even brought those stories into her lyrics.
However, Cardi B’s recent revelation truly surprised fans, leading to the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB spreading across social networks.
During an Insta livestream on March 24, Cardi B answered questions from people who question her success. The female rapper said frankly: “I feel like I don’t deserve the success I have now,” then told stories about the old days when she was a dancer.
The female rapper burst into tears when saying that in her most desperate moments, no one reached out to help her.
“Whatever has passed, I also want it to pass. All the things in the past I was forced to do if I wanted to survive. I had to dance at strip clubs. “Oh, that guy, wants to spend the night with you Oh, okay, let’s go to the hotel!
“I made them unconscious with drugs, robbed them of money and belongings. That’s right, I used to do things like that!”.
Immediately after the Livestream was published, netizens fiercely criticized Cardi B with the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB. They believe that rappers must be responsible for their evil actions, instead of becoming idols for young people, especially women.
One person wrote: “#SurivingCardiB? What kind of survival is there? She deserves to be eliminated immediately. Imagine, a MALE ARTIST ADMITTING TO USING DRUG DRUG AND ROBBING MONEY FROM A GIRL , THEY WILL IMMEDIATELY BE ARRESTED AND LABELED “SEX MONSTERS” (formal users capitalize to emphasize “double standard”).
Women will naturally defend the female rapper:
“If you demand a boycott of all rappers just because of their past and playboy lifestyle, then who is pure enough to exist? Chile, Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Jay Z , is there anyone who has never broken the law, or should I tell more? No one said what she did was right, however, she deserves praise for being very honest.”
Cardi B’s real name is Belcalis Almanza, born in 1992 and of mixed Trinidadian-Dominican descent. She is famous for hits like ‘Bodak Yellow’, ‘I like It’, ‘Girls Like You’,… At the 2019 Grammy Awards gala, she was named in the ‘Best Rap Album’ award with the album ‘ Invasion of Privacy’. This is also the first Grammy award in her singing career.