A three-year-old video of rapper Cardi B on Instagram Live recently resurfaced online where the artist admits that she used to drug and rob men whom she would would lure to a hotel room with the promise of sex. Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, said it was a necessary practice to survive when she worked as a stripper.
"I had to go strip, I had to go, 'Oh yeah, you want to f*** 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," she says in the video clip.
CardiB says she used to what? 👀 pic.twitter.com/NJWigTlb9Z— Hip Hop Ratchet (@HipHopRatchet) March 24, 2019
The shocking video prompted a #SurvivingCardiB hashtag on social media, a reference to alleged sexual abuse committed by R&B singer R. Kelly recently examined in a Lifetime documentary called "Surviving R. Kelly."
One woman noted that Cardi B’s admission would be headline news if she were a man. "Why isn’t anyone talking about [Cardi B] and her drugging men then robbing them," she wrote. "Like if this were a man for example… this would be a different story."