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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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Back to Da Cell! ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Alum Apollo Nida Arrested AGAIN After Violating Parole

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Apollo Nida just celebrated his release from prison last week and now the RHOA alum is behind bars again! According to Page Six, US Marshals detained Apollo for breaking a technical condition of his release.

Having just finished five years behind bars, Nida was headed for a prison release program. But now he’ll have to postpone reuniting with his children and fiance because he violated his probation. According to a representative, Nida isn’t quite arrested, but there “was an order of the court bring him into custody”. While the terms of Apollo’s release aren’t public, he was allegedly detained for violating conditions of his release.

Apollo, who was released early due to credit for time served, was initially sentenced to 96-months behind bars. He was expected to complete a prison release program in Philadelphia. Now, it’s questionable what the future holds for the two-time felon.

Apollo’s fiance, Sherien Almufti hasn’t released a formal statement explaining what happened. However, she did post a recent photo of herself and Nida on Instagram with a scathing caption calling out his probation officer. Sherien said “For those who are confused @apollonida03 didn’t violate a goddamn thing. Another crime against a black man in the system. Jealousy is a disease and his PO will die mad!!”

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Chris Brown Dragged For Insulting Victor Cruz, Karrueche Tran

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Chris Brown’s recent behavior is a lesson that domestic violence has no limitations. The singer and proven abuser has shown his true colors again by leaving harassing comments beneath Victor Cruz’s Instagram post.

Targeting the fashion sense of Karrueche’s longtime boyfriend Victor Cruz, Chris Brown left several disparaging comments in close succession. Stating he needed a stylist and she should “upgrade ya man,” Chris Brown is still attacking his ex after five years of separation.

The one-time couple split in 2015 after a very public shouting match following Karrueche’s discovery that Chris fathered a love child with Nia Guzman, a stripper from Texas. During the lengthy argument, Chris forced himself into Karrueche’s vehicle and despite being dropped off at a different location, he arrived at her home to argue at 3 am. This led to Karrueche securing a restraining order against the singer in 2017, approved for 5 years.

During the hearing where Karrueche petitioned for a restraining order against Chris Brown, she provided evidence of threatening messages and testified that Chris had physically abused her. To make matters worse the physical violence took place while Chris Brown was on probation for the brutal abuse of Rihanna! The text messages Karrueche received contained threats like “Bitch I will beat the sh*t out of you” and “I will make your life hell.”

The comments Chris made beneath the photo of Karrueche and Victor were not light humor. In the past, Chris Brown left threatening messages beneath a photo of Tran and Michael B. Jordan. Stating “Imma kill blood”, Chris Brown threatened her and the actors lives, making good on his promise to “make you hate me even more.”

Fans of Karrueche were quick to point out how childish and threatening Chris Brown’s messages were. But what’s more important is that Chris Brown’s comments may violate the terms of his restraining order. If Karrueche’s terms include clauses for social media use, CB could be in trouble. Karrueche’s current order doesn’t expire until 2022, so maybe the singer should focus on backflips before he lands in jail.

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Wendy Williams’ Gets Her Groove Back With 27-Year-Old Ex-Con

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Spotted in the vehicle as TMZ ran up for a potentially staged paparazzi session, Wendy’s mystery man was been a hot topic. Fans of the talk show host and those supporting her best life as she divorces Kevin Hunter, want to know who her flavor of the month is. Thanks to Bossip, we now know that 54-year-old Williams is getting cozy with a 27-year old named Marc Tomblin.

Bossip discovered the identify of Wendy’s new man and quickly uncovered his criminal history. While Wendy is aware of his muddy past, she says she knows what she’s doing. Let’s hope, sis!

Wendy’s new beau is a convicted felon who claims to be a financial investigator and blogger according to his LinkedIn profile. But before he hooked up with Wendy, Tomblin was arrested for robbery with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering. Still, Wendy doesn’t care about his past and is declaring it a hot girl summer with the rest of us.

Ms. Wendy Thee Show Pony called out Kevin for having “a full baby with a woman he was involved with for 15 years” while keeping her cooped up. Proud to be living her best life, Wendy is just enjoying Marc Tomblin’s company despite their May-December age difference.

As for whether things will ever get serious for her again, Wendy says not so fast! During a recent taping of The Wendy Williams Show, she gushed about her newfound freedom. Stating, “I don’t have a boyfriend, but I must admit I am rediscovering my love of men.”, Wendy has made it clear she’s not looking for a long time, just a good one.

Are you here for the new Wendy?

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