Grammy winner Cardi B is under fire after a 3-year old video resurfaced in which she bragged about robbing and drugging men when she worked as a stripper.
The clip from an Instagram Live recorded three years ago, shows rapper Cardi B saying, “I had to go strip, I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to f**k me? Yeah, yeah, yeah, let’s go back to this hotel,’ and I drugged n****rs up, and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do,” she explained, according to the New York Post.
Cardi B took to her social media account defending herself saying that ‘all I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future.’
She also wrote:
So I’m seeing on social media that a live I did 3 years ago has popped back up. A live where I talked about things I had to do in my 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 a perfect past I always speak my truth I always own my sh–t.
I am a part of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.
There are rappers that glorify murder violence drugs and robbing. Crimes they feel they had to do to survive. 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 responsibility not to glorify it.
Cardi B justified her actions saying that ‘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 choices at the time I did what I had to do to survive. The men I spoke about in my life were men that I dated that I was involved with men that were conscious willing and aware. have a past that I can’t change we all do.’
On February 14th, 2019, Cardi B announced her hit number ‘Please Me’ with Bruno Mars.