Cardi B Speaks Out About Resurfaced Video Of Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

People love (or hate) Cardi B because she is who she is and she makes no bones about it. And being who she is—a generally tough AF woman from the Bronx trying to make it—it’s always just a matter of time before something that she says or does or said or did pisses people off.

In a recently resurfaced Instagram live video from a while back (3 years, according to Cardi), the rapper is talking about all the things she did to get by before she got famous.

“Ni**as must’ve forgot, my ni**a, the sh*t that I did to motherf*cking survive. I had to go strip. I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you wanna f**k me?’ Yeah yeah yeah, let’s go back to this hotel. And I drugged ni**as up andI robbed them. That’s what I used to do. Nothing was motherf**king handed to me, my ni**a. Nothing!” Cardi says in the clip.

Once the video started circulating, it wasn’t long before there were calls to “cancel” Cardi B and the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB (a riff on the docu-series Surviving R. Kelly) began trending on Twitter.

People on social media had all sorts of takes on the topic, a lot of them angry.

But not everyone was against her:

Cardi is not one to leave things unsaid, so she took to Twitter to address the critics. Using the Notes app on her phone (the method of communication du jour), Cardi wrote a lengthy explanation saying that she “never claim[ed] to be perfect or come from a perfect world with a perfect past.” She also wrote, ” I always speak my truth I always own my sh*t,” and she pointed out that she comes from a world of 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.”

She posted a screenshot of her response to the matter in a Tweet that read, “All I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future.”

She’d posted a few other tweets before that one that made it fairly clear she wasn’t sitting at home worrying about the situation.

No matter what, Cardi B will always be a controversial person, so this is probably not the last time people are going to be upset with her.

h/t: Someecards