(AllHipHop News) Cardi B has had to deal with several scandals since she became an A-list celebrity in 2017. The latest controversy could be the most damaging to her career.
A three-year-old clip of Cardi discussing robbing men during her time as a stripper resurfaced over the last few days. There is a dispute over whether the Bronx native talked about drugging the alleged victims, but it is clear that she admitted to committing theft.
The video quickly went viral with detractors comparing Cardi to accused sexual abusers Bill Cosby and R. Kelly. After the #SurvivingCardiB hashtag began trending on social media, the "Bodak Yellow" hitmaker posted a response.
Cardi wrote, in part, "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. I made the choice 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."
The tweet featuring Cardi's statement has collected more than 48,000 likes. The Instagram post with the same statement has over 1.4 million likes. Plus, her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, jumped back to #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap chart yesterday nearly a year after its release.
Some of the rappers' fans continued to show support by suggesting that anyone should have the ability to grow from their mistakes. In contrast, critics called on Cardi to be held responsible for her actions while other commenters chose to crack jokes about the situation.