#SurvivingCardiB is the latest trending hashtag on Twitter. The hashtag, derived from the Lifetime documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, was created following the exposure of an Instagram live video Cardi had posted in the past. The rapper is receiving tons of backlash from fans and critics debating whether or not she should be supported in her career.
Cardi B had recently spoken about her plans to write a book chronicling the details of her life, living in the streets, and trying to be a respectable role model. However, things started to get a little heated when the viral video showed the rapper confessing to drugging and robbing men she used to come in contact with. “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***as up, and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do.”
Twitter users went wild after the star’s public statement. Making comparisons to Bill Cosby and R. Kelly, many have stated that if a male had confessed to such wrongdoings, he would be receiving much harsher treatment.
I’m done with my @iamcardib commentary. I’ve been saying this since she came out she represents the worst in popular culture is a horrible example for girls and women and should not be put up on a pedestal. #survivingCardiB
— Born on Sunday (@thejollofking) March 26, 2019
Cardi B just recently released a statement on Twitter regarding the situation, stating that she never glorified her past actions and that she is not perfect.
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
Despite criticism, other women are defending Cardi, stating that men never hold their male counterparts accountable in related situations.
— bear (@chanelplants) March 26, 2019
Is the hottest female rapper canceled?