She brought up her stripper background and questioned why she’s criticized for her past career choices when “your fucking favorite rapper” used to flip burgers at McDonald’s. Cardi also added that she’s real with her music and implied some rappers have never learned how to do that.
“A lot of y’all men, I be getting a lot of backlash and fucked up backlash,” Cardi B said. “And it be from y’all niggas. Especially because I used to be a stripper. Okay, I used to be a stripper. I needed a job that’s gonna feed me. Your fucking favorite rapper used to fucking work in places like McDonald’s, my nigga. At least everything I rap about is real life shit. I always been a static-y bitch. And I always been a bitch that got it poppin’. Your favorite rapper is not like that. Your favorite rapper is not a gangsta. Your favorite rapper raps about selling drugs that he never even touched before.”
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— Cardi B (@iamcardib) May 16, 2017
Toward the end of the video, Cardi went on to call out men for bashing women in general.
“Just because I used to be a stripper does not mean that I’m not fucking talented, my nigga,” she said. “I sit down. I write my shit. And I take my time in the studio. And everything I rap about is real life shit. I don’t lie about the shit that I have or the shit that I did. I always been like that. Y’all niggas always bashing women down. Fuck outta here. We gave birth to y’all niggas. We made y’all niggas. So respect my shit. And go listen to my mothafuckin mixtape.”
Cardi, who was recently nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the upcoming BET Awards, received plenty of support from those on Twitter, but a handful of users opted for sarcasm instead. Check out the posts below.
— wendy wu (@_YerikaC) May 16, 2017
— bourgeoisie noir (@highyellahippie) May 16, 2017
— ? (@WinnyMelanin) May 16, 2017
— mack (@TheMackBowman) May 17, 2017