While the idea of entrepreneurship which she even raps about, sounds nice, at one point in the clip from three years ago, Bardi actually admitted to drugging and robbing men who wanted to have sex with her during her time as a stripper in New York. “I had to go strip, I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to fuck me? Yeah, let’s go back to this hotel.’ And I drugged n—as up and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do,” she said.
With the Grammy winner’s statements going viral, people joined together in getting the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB to trend on Twitter, making reference to the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries which exposed many allegations of sexual and general misconduct against the singer. Some have even called for Cardi to be canceled or thrown in jail and even compared her to Bill Cosby.
She hopped back on the social media platform to explain her actions, claiming that listeners have inconsistent views when it comes to artists admitting to their past faults:
Regardless of a perceived double standard, many rappers have actually been called out, arrested or convicted of crimes they committed before and/or during their time in the spotlight such as Meek Mill, Bobby Shmurda, 6ix9ine, Fat Joe, and even Lil Wayne.