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Top 8 Biggest Controversies of Cardi B

Top 8 Biggest Controversies of Cardi B

Born as Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known globally by her stage name Cardi B before becoming a global sensation was a stripper to escape domestic violence and poverty. She rose to fame with her musical debut on the remix of Shaggy’s single Boom Boom. Cardi B’s journey began modestly with gaining initial fame through her candid and unfiltered presence on platforms like Instagram and Vine.

Let’s have a look at the top achievements of Cardi B:

  • 14 BET Hip Hop Awards
  • 6 BET Awards
  • 4 MTV Video Music Awards
  • 6 American Music Awards
  • 6 Guinness World Records
  • 8 Billboard Music Awards
  • A Grammy Award

Biggest Controversies of Cardi B

Stripping Past and Sexually Explicit Music Videos

Cardi B - Enough (Miami) [Official Music Video]

Before rising to fame as a rapper, she worked in strip clubs to support herself financially. Cardi B has faced a great deal of criticism for both her past career as a stripper and her often provocative music videos.

Racially Insensitive Remarks

Cardi B Racially Insensitive Remarks

Cardi B has faced backlash for various instances where she has made insensitive remarks about race. One such instance was when she stated in an Instagram livestream that dark-skinned women “look funny” when they wear red lipstick. This remark sparked outrage among many fans and critics, who found it deeply offensive and derogatory towards women of colour. Cardi B later apologized for her comment, stating that she meant it as a compliment but understood how it could be taken otherwise.

Twitter Feuds With Other Celebrities

Cardi B Twitter Feuds With Other Celebrities - 1
Cardi B Twitter Feuds With Other Celebrities - 2

One of the most talked about Twitter feuds involving Cardi was with fellow rapper Nicki Minaj. The two have had a rocky relationship since collaborating on the hit song “MotorSport” in 2017. Their feud began at New York Fashion Week in 2018 when a physical altercation occurred between them at an afterparty. This led to both artists taking shots at each other on Twitter, with Cardi going as far as posting private DMs from Nicki criticizing her parenting skills.

She threw her shoe at fellow rapper Nicki Minaj

Cardi B Gets Lump on Head, Attacks Nicki Minaj, Throws Shoe, 'Calls Her P***y | TMZ
Cardi B threw her shoe at fellow rapper Nicki Minaj - 1
Cardi B threw her shoe at fellow rapper Nicki Minaj - 1
Cardi B threw her shoe at fellow rapper Nicki Minaj - 1

One of the most notable incidents involving Cardi B at Fashion Week was in 2018 when she threw her shoe at fellow rapper Nicki Minaj. The altercation allegedly stemmed from an Instagram comment made by Nicki about Cardi’s parenting skills. The two were attending a high-profile event during New York Fashion Week when things turned violent. Cardi was seen being restrained by security while throwing her shoe at Nicki before being escorted out of the event.

Offset Cheating Scandals

Offset Cheating Scandals

Cardi B and her husband Offset, a member of the popular rap group Migos, have had their fair share of controversies in the media. One of the biggest controversies that shook their relationship was Offset’s involvement in cheating scandals. In January 2018, rumours surfaced that Offset had cheated on Cardi with another woman. This was followed by a leaked video of him in bed with another woman. The couple briefly split up but eventually reconciled after Offset publicly apologized at one of Cardi’s concerts.

Alleged Gang Affiliation

Cardi b Alleged Gang Affiliation

For those who may not be familiar with Cardi B’s background, she grew up in The Bronx, New York which is known for its high levels of gang activity. In a 2019 interview with Vogue magazine, Cardi B opened up about her past involving a difficult upbringing surrounded by gangs and violence. She also revealed that she was once part of a gang as a teenager, but left when she realized it wasn’t the life she wanted.

Drugging and Robbing Men in Her Past

Cardi B Drugging and Robbing Men in Her Past

Yes, Cardi B has admitted to drugging and robbing men in her past. In an Instagram live session from 2019, she revealed that she used to strip in order to make ends meet before becoming a successful rapper. However, Cardi also confessed to drugging and robbing men who wanted to have sex with her.

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Criticism of Sexual Lyrics

Cardi B Criticism of Sexual Lyrics

Her collaborations with male rappers have also faced criticism. In 2018, she teamed up with Maroon 5 for their hit single “Girls Like You.” While the song was a massive success, many called out Cardi for supporting Adam Levine’s controversial behaviour towards women in the past. Similarly, her feature on husband Offset’s song “Clout” was met with backlash due to its misogynistic lyrics.