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20 Lines From Cardi B’s Song ‘Be Careful’ That Anyone Who Has Ever Been Cheated On Will Just GET

Finding out you’ve been cheated can feel like having your heart shredded, gut filled with mud, and dreams completely trashed and stepped on all at the same time. The worst part? Even after the two-timing is over, or your relationship has seen the end, the pain of the betrayal tends to stick around for quite some time.

Hip-hop and Trap reina, Cardi B, knows this well. After confirming the rumors of her fiance Offset’s infidelities the “Bodack Yellow” rapper recently revealed to Cosmopolitan that she had decided to stick things out with her man. It was a decision that had many conflicted. Some criticized the Dominicana from the Bronx for staying with a man who’d disrespected her, others praised her for acting on her own emotions. No matter what you think of her decision, Cardi’s latest single ‘Be Careful’ reminds fans that when it comes to her emotions she’s still a “regular, degular, schmegular” sensitive Latina like the rest of us and that her heartbreak over her partner’s cheating comes just as real.

Here are the stages of coming to terms with cheating as told by Cardi B:

1. “I wanna get married, like the Currys, Steph and Ayesha shit”

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Cardi’s opening line which centers around the potential she saw in her relationship, before the cheating, is beyond relatable. This one, in particular, is for all the women have ever pictured a partner waiting for them at the other end of the aisle only to have that image shattered by the news of their betrayal. These days it seems that even despite Offset’s cheating the rapper remains committed to obtaining her happy ending with her guy. Her man, her choice— here’s hoping Cardi, like the rest of us, gets her happy ending and the respect she deserves.

2. “Gave you TLC, you wanna creep and shit”

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After the pain of discovering that a partner has cheated on you, it’s pretty easy to remember the times in your relationship where your relationship had you smelling like roses. You know, the times when treated your partner better than they treated you.

3. “Poured out my whole heart to a piece of shit”

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Anyone who’s ever found themselves going through the grieving process of their partner’s cheating has probably sobbed a similar line while in the shower. Welcome to the beginning of the angry phase.

4. “Man, I thought you would’ve learned your lesson ‘Bout likin’ pictures, not returnin’ texts”

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Ah, the line that speaks to anyone who has ever had to fire warning shots at her man and draw the line for him on what she counts as disrespect. The infuriating part is when your requests for respect and advisory were not heeded.

5. “Said that you was workin’, but you out here chasin’ culo”

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With the discovery that you’ve been cheated on comes a stage of deep reflection. Of course, it’s not always healthy keeping tabs. But around this time you start counting up all of the lies you heard, all the sus behaviors and adding them up to the steaming load of B.S. that your partner served you with. It’s all part of the healing process, we get it, just don’t spend too much time combing through his Gram for more evidence that you already have enough of. Your time is better spent.

6. “I could’ve did what you did to me to you a few times”

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Cue the curtains for the phase in which you reflect on the moments where you were the stronger partner. Reevaluating and reflecting on the moments that suggest that you deserve better than a cheater is key.

7. “But that’s not my M.O., I’m not that type of bitch”

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Every relationship has its ups and downs, sure, but through the rollercoaster, you were able to hold onto your morals and push through the temptations. This, can be one of the most infuriating and simultaneously rewarding parts of the grieving process. Infuriating because you’ll remember all of those options you passed up on. Rewarding because deep down you know you made a decision to be respectful to your relationship (unlike some damn fool you know.)

8. “And karma for you is gon’ be who you end up with”

CREDIT: “Bartier Cardi” / Atlantic Records

Nothing loves cheating like karma does. Cardi B’s lyrics welcome us to the petty AF stage anyone who’s been cheated on definitely deserves to go through.

9. “I gave you everything, what’s mine is yours”

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With these lyrics, Cardi sums up one of the more practical thoughts a person can have after discovering they’ve been cheated on. Of course, we always want the people we love to do what they want with their life, but this never discredits the resentment we can hold when we know that we’ve given relationship our all while our partners have failed to give it the same respect in return.

10. “I want you to live your life of course”

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Of course, we want everyone to be happy. It’s hard when they cheat though.

11. “You even got me trippin’, you got me lookin’ in the mirror different”

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It can be easy to slip into a phase of misplaced self-loathing once a cheater gets revealed. That’s because having a partner be unfaithful to you in such a destructive way can bring out a slew of insecurities you might not even know you had. Suddenly you can start to blame yourself and think about how you could have better. 

12. “Yeah, my heart is like a package with a fragile label on it”

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Folks, meet Belcalis. She might have brand new teeth, red bottoms, and a new whip, but she’s just as vulnerable as the rest of us. Like us, Cardi B might be an Amazon goddess but at that end of the day, she’s also human. Heartbreak is heartbreak and even the best of it can fall victim to its agony.

13. “You might have a fortune, but you lose me, you still gon’ be misfortunate”

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This here for anyone who has ever been cheated on ever and is the ultimate PSA for cheaters: be careful you might be riding high now but you’ll be a mess when you realize what you’ve lost.

14. “You still stutter after certain questions”

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The crushing moment you hear the lie come out of his mouth is awful.

15. “You keep in contact with certain exes”

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16. “But I hope you get what you dyin’ for”

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17. “It’s gon’ hurt me to hate you, but lovin’ you’s worse”

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Cardi B brings us to the decision making the phase of the cheating healing process with this line that anyone who’s ever had to deal with a breakup can likely understand. 

18. “You gon’ gain the whole world But is it worth the girl that you’re losin’?”

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Making the decision to stick around and see if things get better or leaving and having to make the journey of healing that comes after a breakup is a hard choice to make.

19. Yeah, it’s not a threat, it’s a warnin’

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Even if you know your thoughts are ridiculous, or would never let a friend get away with similar mindsets. Fortunately (hopefully), after some reasoning, you move onto new phases where you realize that your partner’s cheating isn’t your own fault. You’re smart, clever, beautiful and everything only a class act, noncheating, partner deserves.

20. Yeah, my heart is like a package with a fragile label on it

CREDIT: Atlantic Records

The important thing is to remember in the end, your heart will heal. And you’ll find better.


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Cardi B Flipped Out At A Media Outlet After They Claimed She Said That Her Daughter Called Other People ‘Mommy’

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Cardi B Flipped Out At A Media Outlet After They Claimed She Said That Her Daughter Called Other People ‘Mommy’

Cardi B is once again in hot water after she publicly let her temper get the better of her. The 26-year-old Grammy-winner took to Instagram live to vent her frustration at a story that was written about her that she felt “twisted her words”. While on a press tour for her new Netflix* show “Rhythm and Flow”, Cardi B was asked a question by Access Hollywood as to how she achieves work/life balance as a new mom. Cardi responded with an in-depth, two-minute answer where she described the ways she puts her child before her work. 

However, Access Hollywood ran the story with the headline: “Cardi B Admits Baby Kulture Calls Someone Else ‘Mommy” Because She Works So Much.”

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Cardi B responded to the “clickbait” headline in a fiery, expletive-filled Instagram Live video. In the video, she not only took issue with Access Hollywood using her daughter to generate views but the way in which the media outlet edited her response to change what she said. “That’s not what the fuck I said,” she yelled at the camera. “Don’t use my motherfucking kid for clickbait bitch. Don’t fucking cut shit off, try to make me look like I’m a fuck-ass mom ‘cause that’s something that I’m not.” But, as her tirade continued, she crossed a line for many people. 

At one point in the video, she said: “Access Hollywood, suck my whole dick. Suck a dick, I hope your fucking mom catch AIDs, bitch.”

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While some people were sympathetic to Cardi’s anger at the media peddling an inaccurate image of her mothering skills, countless others were disappointed in her choice of words–mainly her decision to use catching HIV/AIDS as a “curse” on her enemies. People were quick to call out Cardi’s insults as crass and below-the-belt. LGBT and HIV/AIDS activists have long worked towards erasing the stigma surrounding the STI, and critics are saying that “weaponizing” the disease in this particular way is problematic. 

“Cardi couldn’t come up with a better insult than wishing AIDS on people?!” said Twitter user @EnigmaticLone. “Contributing to the stigma of AIDS is gross and irresponsible”. Others accused Cardi of only aligning herself with the LGBTQ community when it benefited her: “[Cardi B] claims to be a ‘ally’ to lgbt ppl while wishing AIDS on ppl she doesn’t like,” said Twitter user @Gaynerdman.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Cardi B has gotten into trouble over her problematic behavior. 

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She’s previously been dragged on social media for making light of the civil rights movement, spouting transphobic language, and admitting to drugging and robbing men before she was famous. Cardi B’s relationship with the media is so contentious that she even released a song describing her feelings. 

After the most recent influx of bad press and negative fan reactions, Cardi went back on social media to explain herself a bit more. “I go out I do press run people took my kindness for weakness,” she said via Twitter. “I felt violated I said how I felt now I am THE INDUSTRY WICKED WITCH AGAIN.” She then claimed she would shortly be taking a break from social media because she is “over it”.

Naturally, the reaction on Twitter has been swift and immediate.

While a lot of people understand Cardi’s anger at her words being manipulated, the majority of her fans don’t condone how she went about expressing it. 

Some fans expressed their support but still asked for an apology.

Cardi has been the first to admit that she comes from “a place that people have closed mindsets”, and she isn’t always educated on the baggage that certain language comes with. Still, ignorance can’t always be an excuse for bad behavior.

This fan is still on Cardi’s side regardless of her problematic words:

Cardi responded to this stan’s Tweet with: “Thank you…Boy they will push every type of narrative to cancel me NOBODY CANT CANCEL ME BUT GOD…”. 

This fan believes that Cardi B should choose to rise above negative press.

The truth is, this won’t be the last time the press takes Cardi’s words and twists them around. If she wants to stay in the spotlight, it might benefit her to either get a thicker skin, or avoid reading articles about herself. Celebrities have always been the targets of negative press. 

This Twitter user seems to be 100% fed up with Cardi’s history of problematic statements:

At this point, it does seem rather likely that Cardi B might continue to say hurtful things about marginalized communities.

Cardi B’s Polarizing Fashion Week Outfit is Causing Controversy For Exposing France’s ‘Double Standards’

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Cardi B’s Polarizing Fashion Week Outfit is Causing Controversy For Exposing France’s ‘Double Standards’

Cardi B has never been one to play it safe when it comes to fashion. The Grammy-winning musician has made headlines for everything from her gorgeous gowns to her brand collaborations. And typically, Belcalis Almánzar has never been shy about showing a little skin off here and there. But this time, the “Hustler” star is making waves for being totally covered up–and we mean totally. 

On Saturday. Cardi took to her social media accounts to document her edgy Paris Fashion Week debut. Clad head-to-toe in a full-body Richard Quinn gown, Cardi B’s face was covered by one of Quinn’s Autumn/Winter 2019 ready-to-wear runway looks. The dress was a floral dress-and-jacket ensemble with matching gloves, a head scarf, and face covering. In fact, it was initially hard to tell what celebrity was even wearing the outfit. That is, until Cardi B began to talk. 

Cardi B posted the video of her head-turning Paris Fashion Week look to her Instagram page.

As usual, Cardi served up some hilarious commentary along with her social media post. “I heard you bitches were missing me at Fashion Week New York,” she said, while strutting in front of the Eiffel Tower. “I’m here to serve it to you motherfuckers, and serve it to you cold.” After blessing onlookers with her signature cackle, Cardi cracked a joke about her limited vision: “Make sure a car don’t hit me ’cause a bitch can’t see.”

Of course, the internet’s reaction to Cardi’s big swing has been mixed. Cardi, however, doesn’t seem to mind. 

Naturally, when someone makes a fashion choice that’s out-of-the-box, not everyone is going to be on-board with it. But Cardi, being well-versed in dealing with criticism at this point, doesn’t seemed to be phased by the haters. She tweeted out a picture of the look with the caption “How they going to understand it when they don’t even understand me[?]”.

If there’s one thing we can say about Cardi B, it’s that she’s undoubtedly a woman who marches to the beat of her own drum. And although we may not “understand” the outfit completely, we definitely admire it. 

Although there’s excitement surrounding the unconventional outfit, some people have been quick to point out that the praise for Cardi’s outfit is a double-standard.

Recently, a discussion on Twitter has broken out about how the media’s reaction to Cardi B’s high-fashion outfit is evidence of her privilege as both a celebrity and a non-Muslim woman. In France, the niqab (a type of garment worn by Muslim women that covers the face and head) is banned from being worn. Since 2011 in France, wearing a niqab (or any other face-covering veil) in public comes with a possible fine of up to €150. 

Although some people are speculating that Richard Quinn created this particular outfit in direct response to the niqab-ban, the theory has never been confirmed. Now, some people are saying that the fact that Cardi is being praised for wearing this outfit is evidence of the law’s blatant Islamophobia. In other words, Cardi is being praised, talked about and photographed for something French Muslim women are being punished for. 

Regardless of (or possibly due to) the controversy surrounding Cardi B’s outfit, Twitter is alight with opinions on her fashion choice. 

It’s rare that a single outfit can inspire so much discussion on social media. 

This fan has nothing but love for what Cardi’s full-body ‘fit:

Once a stan, always a stan. It’s been inspiring to see Cardi’s fashion evolution from  a “regular degular shmegular girl from the Bronx” to a fashion icon. 

Some people were impressed that Cardi had the guts to go with such an unorthodox fashion choice

In this day and age of fashion blogs and social media, it can be hard for celebrities to take risks when it comes to fashion. So many of them are afraid to be skewered online. 

Some people thought that Cardi’s outfit choice was actually a commentary on Islamophobia in France:

We would love to hear Cardi’s thoughts on this. Did she know about the niqab-ban in France?

This person made a valid point about how the power of celebrity gives certain people a pass to do things others can’t.

It’s definitely true that, because of her platform, Cardi is in a unique position in which she can wear whatever she wants wherever she wants. We understand why she wants to take advantage of her platform and be a bit more experimental.