In a three-year-old Instagram Live video, the rapper said she stole money from people who tried to pay for sex when she worked as a stripper
Cardi B has defended herself after a three-year-old Instagram Live video, in which she said she used to drug and rob men who tried to pay for sex while she worked as a stripper, resurfaced on social media over the weekend. “N****s must’ve forgot, my n***a, the shit that I did to muthaf***in’ survive,” the Grammy-winning rapper said in the video, as The Independent reports.
“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 mothafuckin’ handed to me, my n***a. Nothing.”
Cardi B has defended her comments. “I never claim to be an angel I always been a street bitch,” she wrote on Twitter, before pointing out the double standard of her treatment with male rappers. “Ya be glorifying this street rappers that talk and do that grimmey street shit but they can’t stand a street bitch.”
I never claim to be a angel I always been a street bitch Ya be glorifying this street rappers that talk and do that grimmey street shit but they can’t stand a street bitch!— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 24, 2019
Later, on Instagram, she wrote a longer explanation, claiming that “I felt I needed to do (these things) to make a living”.
“I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world with a perfect past, I always speak my truth,” she continued. “I never glorified the things I brought up in that life. I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it. I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options.”
She added: “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.”
Check out her response below.