Cardi B is speaking out about the things she may have done in the distant past.
In a recently resurfaced video, the rapper made very controversial statements on her Instagram Live, where she seemed to have revealed some shady deeds from back when she was a stripper. Here’s what she said:
“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****s up and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do.”
As you can imagine, soon after she said what she said social media was a-buzz with outrage. In fact, this hashtag even trended on Twitter: #SurvivingCardiB!
Well, on Tuesday (March 26) Cardi once again took to Instagram, this time to write a statement addressing the backlash that came her way following the three-year-old video resurfacing. She declared that she isn’t proud of what she did in the past – and that she always speaks her truth:
“I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world with a perfect past. I always speak my truth, I always own my s**t. I’m 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 an 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 a responsibility not to glorify it.”
She went on to candidly state that she did what she had to do 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 Live were men that I dated that I was involved with, men that were conscious, willing and aware. I have a past that I can’t change. We all do.”
She simply, and eloquently, captioned her statement:
“All I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future.”