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How Bazaar : The Cost of Being Cardi

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“If you beef with me, we beef forever” will be Cardi’s career ending epitaph.

Cardi has always presented herself as raw and unapologetic. Her decisions in love and finance are questionable at best yet, she maintains a position among the A-List. That won’t last after tonight’s events.

Girl Fight

At the Harper’s Bazaar NYFW party, Cardi attacked Nicki Minaj, initiating an altercation by throwing her shoe. The rapstress, intending to assault Nicki, only found herself in a brawl with security and allegedly faced Rah Ali. Cardi was heard shouting “Like some sh*t about my daughter again!” repeatedly as she was escorted from the engagement, parting a sea of white faces who looked on in awe and disgust. Cardi exited barefoot and restrained by two guards. Her head foolishly held high, she smirked proudly as paparazzi and onlookers caught sight of the knot on her brow. The cost of being Cardi may be too high for her Kulture.

Whew, Chile! The Unprofessionalism!

We all know how PoC are forced to maneuver in this world. The nuances of oppression and influence one’s proximity to whiteness can command are lessons lost on no one. Individually, we all play the game of navigating office politics, occasionally suffering setbacks. What is painfully clear is that no matter how high she climbs up the social ladder, Cardi will never learn to separate business from personal vendettas. Because of that, her social credit score is about to plummet.

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Fashion Week is the statement event for designers, affording artists an opportunity to spotlight themselves, forge partnerships, and expand their reach. Cardi had such an opportunity to establish contracts with notable fashion houses and break barriers for Latina women. Instead, Cardi was about that action instead of about her money and she may have cost herself dearly. Here’s how:

  • The dress she wore, designed by Dolce & Gabbana, was destroyed since she can’t control herself.
  • If she was expected to walk during any of the events, the knot on her forehead has eliminated those opportunities.
  • If she had any contractual obligations that were contingent upon her appearance, she can no longer fulfill them.

For reference, everyone involved in New York Fashion Week is bound by contract (i.e., models, hair and make-up artists, designers) with no exclusion regarding status. If she can’t work, she won’t get paid, and she will pay a penalty for breaking her contracts. Cardi may be out of pocket quite a bit. Since she’s paying for Lambos in cash, instead of leasing (Lambos lose 46% of their value in 3 years), she may not have the coin to keep up.

Broke and Homeless Tour

Having pulled out of her tour with Bruno Mars, which is still listed on her site, Cardi has not established a solo tour and only has 4 performance dates remaining in 2018. Ticket prices for her older performances were just $90. Fans report that even at those rates, she was late and only performed 3 songs. With just a 2 star rating on TicketMaster, it is unlikely she would be able to sell out shows, so who is truly stopping her bag?

In addition to a history of poor performances, Cardi has been on a revenge tour, seeking out her adulterous husband’s consorts at their jobs and attacking her detractors online. In her statement, Cardi laments that she has worked too hard to allow anyone to f*ck with her success, but her actions show just that — she is.

Can Cardi Turn It Around?

A lot of people want to see Cardi win, but her biggest adversary is proving to be herself. She is notorious for searching for mentions of her name, instigating conflict where there is none. She has allowed the public to have full control of her emotions, lashing out in strip clubs, at NYFW, even telling fan pages devoted to her that they can’t speak to other celebs. Cardi’s only chance for longevity is to learn to put her feelings aside.

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Gunfire at Tekashi Video Shoot

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Tekashi and Kanye West were at a video shoot in Beverly Hills when shots rang out at 10:25PM

At the stage for the video, a rented $80 million estate,  approximately 8 shots were fired. Although no one was injured, there was damage to the home. At least one bullet destroyed a bedroom window.

Production was halted immediately and Kanye left the scene unscathed. Nicki was supposed to be at the shoot as well but she had not yet made it to the site.

The attack was allegedly a drive-by.

This is the 3rd shooting targeting Tekashi since his post-sentencing celebration. The rapper was charged with the use of a child in a sexual performance. Having only received a sentence of four years probation, it appears someone is unhappy with the judgment.

It is suspected that the shooting could be the result of a beef between Tekashi and YG. The two have been at odds since a video surfaced of Tekashi asking a fan to name a YG song.

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Flop or Bop?: Blac Chyna Releases Single

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Featuring Yo Gotti and Jeremih, Blac Chyna makes her Rap debut and fans are undecided.

When Chyna posted a photo of her in the studio a year ago, we all thought she was just posing for the gram. Let’s be honest. We’ve known Chyna as a staple in hip-hop but never on the opposite end of the mic. After suffering through some of these Soundcloud rappers, it’s hard to be excited about any new music. In interview Chyna did with XXL a year ago, she stated:

“When I do drop my music, I just don’t want it to be like ‘Okay, Chyna’s taking this for granted, she’s not serious about this.’ I want people to know that I am serious about this and I want to show my progression and my growth and whatnot.”

Many thought that maybe after dating so many rappers, Chyna had picked up a bit of their skill. Unfortunately, most of Twitter seems to agree that Chyna’s debut track is not it. Check out her verse below.

I’m not going to lie, she has potential. Her verse is pretty on brand. After all, she is rapping about scamming:

Talk that talk, but when it’s time to pop a band

You hop up here and you shook

Nothing better than them dollars, man

I fuck up more than your retirement

Chyna has tracks in the works with Swae Lee and has producers lined up to collaborate with her. Showing no signs of disappearing anytime soon, this single is not the last we’ll see of her.

Check out the rest of the song here.

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YG’s Uber Slams into Someone’s Front Yard

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The “Big Bank” rapper is lucky to be alive after his Uber crashes into a San Fernando Valley front yard. TMZ was able to capture footage of YG standing outside of the car looking confused and pictures of the SUV after the crash.

YG was riding in the backseat of the vehicle and didn’t sustain any injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and there is no knowledge about how the driver got off the road or what was wrong with him.

As far as we know no one is injured.

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