An old interview of Cardi B admitting to using sex to drug and rob men has resurfaced, sparking the use of the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB.
Sunday evening, problematic videos of the “Money” rapper surfaced that put a spotlight on her past as an exotic dancer. In the most “on-brand” action for Cardi, this revelation came from her attempting to prove her worth to her detractors. Virtually screaming at her Instagram Live audience, Cardi B was attacking those who claimed she didn’t deserve what she had. Detailing some of the questionable things she did to scrape by, Cardi admitted, “I drugged n*ggas up and I robbed them.” The clip spread like wildfire, prompting the use of a hashtag, calls for the rapper to lose endorsement deals, and demands that the authorities to take action.
Cosby Cardi B has been drawing comparisons to other men in the entertainment industry that were disgraced for employing similar tactics. Although immediate comparisons likened her actions to comedian Bill Cosby, we can’t forget that Rick Ross used questionable lyrics in the song U.O.E.N.O:
Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it
I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it
Those lyrics cost Rick Ross a partnership with Reebok, who he name dropped in the song.
“There are other ways to get revenge”
Adding to the backlash, another video came to light where Cardi B alleges that she would drug her significant other. Claiming she would do this as a way to get back at an unfaithful partner, Cardi said:
Imma take him out, we’re gonna get drunk. Imma get him all perc’d up and everything. We’re gonna have a good time. Get him super twisted, then bring a b*tch around. We’re gonna have a threesome. And when he wakes up he’s gonna be like ‘What the f*ck?!’ Yeah, because the b*tch was a tr*nny.
Following this, clips of Cardi B using aggressive sexual language in interviews began to spread, including a clip of her saying she would “rape” the face of a Breakfast Club host.
While Cardi B is currently social media silent, she managed to dig a deeper hole before muting herself. The rapper even went so far as to attack people in her comments that called for her “cancellation.” Never one to shy away from an opportunity to be anti-Black, Cardi took the chance to body shame a Black woman before running away from further criticism.
At this time, it isn’t clear if Cardi will face any ramifications from her admission. Keep in mind, she is set to star in a stripper-revenge flick titled ‘Hustlers’ alongside Jennifer Lopez. I wonder if she’ll be drawing from her life for inspiration in her role.
Uncle Snoop Get Your Apology to Ari Lennox Ready
Apparently, everyone’s favorite uncle likes apologizing. Fresh off of his apology tour for his controversial comments towards broadcast journalists Gayle King, Snoop Dogg decided to comment on Ari Lennox’s Instagram live to instruct her to “grow your own hair.”
Yesterday, the Dreamville songbird took to Instagram Live in true Ari fashion to document her trying on a new lace front wig. Not known for wearing wigs, she struggled with figuring out how much lace to cut and securing the hair as she entertained her followers with hilarious gestures and commentary.
Eventually, a snippet of the video ended up on The Shade Room for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
Moments later, Snoop was unnecessarily commenting under the video.
In no time, women were coming to Ari’s defense, reminding the legendary rapper that his wife and daughter are no strangers to wigs.
You’d think men would know to leave their opinions to themselves when it comes to women’s hair, especially black women, but clearly, Uncle Snoop forgot to read that particular memo.
Once Ari caught wind of Snoop’s comments, she delivered a lovely little shade tree, posting a photo of Snoop wearing a blonde wig with the caption, “Uncle I just…I just thought we had an understanding….”
Following the backlash that he’s currently receiving, I can already envision the apology that’s sure to follow. Perhaps someone should remind Uncle Snoop that the best apology is changed behavior…
DJ D-Nice Has Spun His Way Into the Living Rooms of Thousands
Every day, legendary DJ D-Nice (a.k.a. Derrick Jones) spends countless hours helping thousands of global citizens forget about the coronavirus pandemic and financial woes with his “Homeschool” parties.
Initially jumping on Instagram Live to cure his boredom while “self-isolating,” D-Nice had an audience of a few hundred, mostly friends. As word began to spread, it grew to a few thousand. By Sunday, over 160,000 people joined his live for a virtual party that included the heavyweights such as Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett-Smith, 9th Wonder, Jimmy Fallon, and Vice President Joe Biden.
During a CBS This Morning interview, D-Nice shared, “I literally just played what feels good. I wanted people to feel good. I wanted their experience to be lifted through music, just one song at a time.” And he’s done just that. While on live, his comment section is a constant stream of cheers, shout outs, and music-lovers asking, “Where the drinks at?” It feels like the best VIP section you’ll ever experience but from your living room.
“No matter what your problems are, you can put on a good tune and it just takes you away and I was trying to do that,” he explained. “It wasn’t just the music, it was the whole experience and everyone escaping what’s going on today just for a few hours.”
While some of his neighbors have complained about the noise, D-Nice is committed to keeping the party going as the universal language of music is playing a vital role in keeping us all connected.
We have DJ D-Nice to thank for that!
Jay Electronica & Joe Budden Used Their Twitter Fingers to Exchange Insults
It took 10 years for Jay Electronica to release his highly-anticipated album, A Written Testimony. While some are singing his praises, others are incredibly disappointed. One such person is former rapper turned media personality, Joe Budden.
Budden used his platform, The Joe Budden Podcast episode Dry Snitching to express his disappointment. Budden proclaimed, “You’ve been missing for ten years- which is cool, ’cause you’ve been living life. But that confidence that I thought you might’ve been living life with is suppressed…that lens that I’m looking through paints the story of a different MC. And that MC is one that would get smacked around by Hov on every song.”
In response, Electronica took to Twitter and posted a video clip of DaBaby saying “fuck it,” directing the tweet at Rory, one of the co-hosts on Budden’s podcast.
Shortly after, Budden responded referring to Jay-Z’s performance on A Written Testimony, where he appears on eight of ten tracks. “I never got absolutely mopped around on my own project either… @ me, not Rory.”
Here’s how the rest of that conversation went:
The tirade ended with Electronica demanding credit for “lighting up” the podcast episode.
Electronica released A Written Testimony on Friday, March 13th. It’s his first solo album after more than ten years of delays with features by Jay-Z, The-Dream and Travis Scott, with additional production by The Alchemist, No ID, Swizz Beatz and Hit-Boy.