What's Going On With Cardi B?

The rapper has drawn mixed reactions after alleging she used to drug and rob men.

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On a recent Instagram live, Cardi B alleged that she used to drug and rob men during her time working as a stripper. Here's how everything went down.

After discussing her critics' disproportionate scrutiny towards her, the 26-year-old Grammy-award-winning rapper went on to talk about her climb to the top from her humble beginnings, "I had to go strip, I had to go, 'Oh yeah, you want to f*ck me? Yeah yeah yeah, let's go back to this hotel,' and I drugged n****s up and I robbed them. That's what I used to do." The main takeaway she was trying to drive home was that nothing was ever handed to her.

Now Twitter is outraged and some are asking what the public's response be to this predatory behavior would be if she were a man?

Some have even gone as far as to start the #SurvivngCardiB hashtag, a callback to dream hampton's recent docu-series Surviving R. Kelly. But is comparing Cardi B's actions to R. Kelly's deliberate and patterned behavior of sexual abuse taking it too far? In a world where cancel culture has become one of the prevailing forces in the pop landscape, this scandal begs the question: where are we drawing the line? Is there any celebrity who is too big to be canceled?

At first, Bardi didn't seem pressed. She posted a video captioned "When they try to cancel me on Twitter and instagram.."

Then she offered a response. On March 24th she tweeted that she was going to take a break from Twitter before returning two days later saying, "IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE,IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE...and I love it" This news comes on the tail ends of recent news that Cardi is trying to trademark her catchphrase "Okurrr," and that she plans to write a memoir.

Matt Clibanoffis a writer and editor based in New York City who covers music, politics, sports and pop culture. He currently serves as Lead Editor for Gramercy Media. His editorial work can be found in Inked Magazine, Pop Dust, The Liberty Project, and All Things Go. His fiction has been published in Forth Magazine. Find Matt on Twitter: @mattclibanoff

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