by G. Brown
Rapper Cardi B is trying to survive the trending hashtag #SurvivingCardiB. The “Bodak Yellow” breakout star is trying to explain to fans why she says she used to take men to hotels and then “…drugged n*****s up” and “robbed them”.
You know nothing on social media is ever forgotten no matter how many years ago it was posted. True enough, a clip of Cardi B. resurfaced with her confessing what she used to do to men during the days when she was a stripper. Warning: it’s Cardi B unfiltered, so language is graphic.
— darronable._ (@darronable) March 24, 2019
As you can see from the post, fans are weighing in heavily and not so much in Cardi’s favor.
…And that’s how we got to #SurvivingCardiB. With the damage to her image swift and unrelenting, Cardi stepped in to try and do some damage control posting…
All I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future. pic.twitter.com/VlPJW20thN
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 26, 2019
But the outrage rages on. Now, some people made the leap to Cardi raping the men after drugging them, but she spoke primarily about drugging them to avoid prostitution to get their money. Unlike Bill Cosby who is behind bars now for drugging and raping women, Cardi says she only drugged them to get their money. Is there really a distinction here? Isn’t drugging someone to get something from them, whether it’s sex or money still a reprehensible thing to do? Even if the women Cosby says he gave drugs to all passed out and he didn’t touch them, would that have been ok or would there still have been public outrage?
No one advocates a public flogging by society intended on destroying another celebrity or political figure, but Cardi caused this firestorm with her own words. She has a point, we’ve all done things of which we are not proud. Everyone deserves the opportunity to evolve and repent past sins. But let’s be honest, most of us didn’t drug men/women to steal their money. Maybe if we had, we wouldn’t have blasted that deep dark secret via social media.