(AllHipHop News) Belcalis "Cardi B" Almanzar is in the middle of a public relations crisis. Footage of the "Money" rapper talking about her supposed criminal past is making the rounds on the internet.
In the video, Cardi can be heard discussing a time when she robbed unnamed men during her days as a stripper. The heist is obviously illegal, but most of the online attention has been placed on her purportedly admitting to drugging the victims.
However, digital detectives, such as YouTuber Lioness Of Judah, are now questioning if Cardi actually said "drop n*ggas off" not "drugged n*ggas up" in the two-year-old vid. The difference may seem trivial, except critics of Cardi are using the drug quote to compare her to Bill Cosby, the convicted comedian who was implicated in multiple drug-induced sexual assaults.
The hashtag #SurvivingCardiB, a reference to Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries about accused sexual abuser Robert Kelly, spread across social media. YouTube blogger Latasha "Tasha K" Kebe has been promoting the hashtag.
Kebe was recently named as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit filed by Cardi B. On her unWinewithTashaK channel, the vlogger, and her co-defendant Starmarie Ebony Jones, allegedly accused Cardi of being a prostitute, a drug addict, and having herpes.
Cardi claimed Tasha has harassed her family members and friends. unWinewithTashaK also published a video titled "Cardi B. is SICK Having SEIZURES & Cancelling Shows Due to $800 Dollar Basement A$$$ Shots." Among her 23 videos about the Grammy winner over a 14 month period, Tasha K reportedly suggested Cardi's "drug use" could cause her daughter, Kulture Cephus, to be born with intellectual deficiencies.
In response to past requests to cease and desist, Tasha K issued defiant statements that she would not alter or delete her content about Cardi. The 26-year-old recording artist recently went on Instagram Live to explain to her followers why she's taking legal action against Tasha K.
"There's a lot of blogs that's bias but I can't sue them for reporting on me because that's their job. But one thing I'm not going to allow is people to lie on me, lie on my name, lie on my health, lie on my child, lie on my family. Because this person has lied on my mother, lied on my friends, claimed my friends are on drugs, claimed that I'm on drugs," said Cardi.
She continued, "I'm not gonna allow that. That's not right because at the end of the day, I have a child and I will continue to have more children, so I won't let my child see people making f*cked up sh*t about me, defaming my character, defaming my life." Defenders of Tasha K insist her YouTube and social media posts are based on comments Cardi has made publicly despite the fact Tasha has been proven to spread fake news.