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Haters Have Been Coming For Cardi B For Her Latinidad And She Clapped Back In Instagram Video

Cardi B is in the news…a lot. Whether she’s releasing new music, talking about her plastic surgery, kid, or mounting legal problems, it seems like every day we get a new headline about the rapper.

And this time isn’t any different.

But the “Press” singer is in the news today because she had a few choice words for people who are questioning her identity.

Cardi B had some serious words for people who say she can’t be both black and speak Spanish.

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Cardi B has faced a lot of criticism from listeners since she first rose to fame with “Bodak Yellow.” Now apparently, people are coming for her because she speaks Spanish but identifies as Black.

The rapper was giving on her favorite social media platform, Instagram giving a live session. In it, she talked about how she’s mistaken for Mexican because she speaks Spanish. “I’m not Mexican at all. I’m West Indian and I’m Dominican. I speak Spanish because I’m Dominican,” Cardi explained. “And it’s like, ‘So what’s the difference between Dominican and Mexican?’ And it’s like, everything!” And she’s totally right.

From there she circled back to the assumption that she’s not black.

“People just don’t be understanding shit. It’s like, ‘Cardi’s Latin, she’s not Black.’ And it’s like, ‘Bro, my features don’t come from…white people f*cking, OK?’ And they always wanna race-bait when it comes to me…I have Afro features,” she continued. “‘Oh, but your parents are light-skinned’ – alright, but my grandparents aren’t.”

She added that a lot of other artists haven’t faced the same criticism due to the darker complexion of their skin. “It’s crazy because some island women, some artists that are from the same islands as me, people will be like, ‘Oh they’re Black,'” she said. “But because Cardi speaks Spanish to people, she’s not Black, even though we have similar features, same skin complexion. But no, they want to not put Cardi in it because I speak Spanish.”

Also, don’t people get that people other than Mexicans also speak Spanish…?

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Like seriously, from Spain to the Philippines, parts of Africa, and nearly all of Latin America and much of the Caribbean – Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world. Obviously, it’s going to encompass a wide array of cultures, identities, and communities.

Some on Twitter were obviously in need of a history lesson.

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When Africans were shipped across the Atlantic Ocean like cargo, they were taken all over the Americas. Yes, most ended up in the British colonies of the present-day United States but many were taken to Spanish-speaking colonies, especially in the Caribbean.

Quite a few people tried laying out the facts right there on Twitter.

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Read: Speaking Spanish doesn’t make a person not Black.

To many, the argument got personal.

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Is anyone gonna go tell this person’s abuelo that he isn’t black just because he speaks Spanish…? Nope? Didn’t think so.

But a lot of people came out on Twitter standing by those who say she can’t identify as Black.

For many, it’s about identity and the struggles that the African-American community has gone through.

While at least one Twitter user summed it up like this:

We’re all Black. And not many people seemed to disagree with them – unless of course it meant Cardi B is Black too.

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Cardi B’s Jokes About ‘Sucking In Her Stomach’ For Pictures Is The Realist Thing I’ve Seen In Quarantine

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Cardi B’s Jokes About ‘Sucking In Her Stomach’ For Pictures Is The Realist Thing I’ve Seen In Quarantine

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Like us, Cardi B is about the “suck it in life” this quarantine.

We’ve always known that the rapper knew how to keep it real. Especially when it comes to body confidence. The beloved Domicanana with Trinidadian roots has been trying to live her best life while in quarantine and part of that has been showing off her body in a lineup of pretty impressive bathing suits.

Exhibit A: these stringy bikini looks show how divine and body pos she is.

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The rapper posted this beautiful picture of herself earlier this week after revealing that she had a new tattoo finished on her back. “Okay guys! Soooo here it is! It took me several months but I’m finally finished. This is my back tattoo! It goes from the top of my back to the middle of my thigh,” Cardi wrote in a caption to her Instagram. In a separate clip to her Instagram, she credited tattoo artist Jamie Schene of Union3Tattoo for the work.

I mean… just look at her.

In a recent post to her Instagram page, the rapper got real about her pictures and admitted to being about that “suck it in life.”

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“I suck the s–t out my stomach for this pic so appreciated,” she wrote in the caption to her Instagram post. In it, Cardi can be seen wearing a teeny bikini and lace-up stilettos. To follow up, the rapper shared another Instagram video, this time of herself walking towards the camera in her bikini, and faulting her body. When she turns she shows off her side profile and lets out her stomach. And tbh we love the natural curves!

Of course, it didn’t take long for fans to flock to the comments and gas up the rapper.

“Same here sis!!! ,” Antonique Smith the actress from “Notorious” wrote in the captions. “Thank you for the honesty!” “If this ain’t da realest shii,” sevyn added to the comments.

It’s no surprise the rapper is being open about her body. She has a long history of being honest about her own body positivity and experiences with liposuction and receiving plastic surgery after giving birth to daughter Kulture. In an interview with E! she explained that speaking openly about the procedures was important for her she does not “like lying about things.”

Cardi B Finally Finished That Mysterious Back Tattoo And Boy Is It Impressive

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Cardi B Finally Finished That Mysterious Back Tattoo And Boy Is It Impressive

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While everyone else is doing stick and pokes while in quarantine, Cardi B has been working something a little bit more intense.

Without access to proper tattoo artists, many have resorted to DIY tattoos-WFH style. Recently we compiled a list of all of the cool hand-poked tattoos being created during quarantine (which is important to note that we DO NOT want you to do this at home) and couldn’t help but notice when Cardi B didn’t do one herself. Nope, instead, she summoned a tattoo veteran to finish a tattoo we’ve long been obsessed with.

After teasing parts of her new tattoo to fans for months, the “Bodack Yellow” rapper finally finished the massive design over the weekend.

“Okay guys! Soooo here it is! It took me several months but I’m finally finished. This is my back tattoo! It goes from the top of my back to the middle of my thigh,” Cardi wrote in a caption to her Instagram. In a separate clip to her Instagram, she credited tattoo artist Jamie Schene of Union3Tattoo for the work.

“60+ hours, more than 10 cities, it was an awesome project and a crazy experience,” Schene wrote in a post of his own about the tattoo which features an array of flowers, butterflies, and a hummingbird. “Thanks for your dedication, strength, and hospitality.”

The Grammy winner’s fans were quick to praise her tattoo.

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“So beautiful can’t wait to finish mines,” kkvsh wrote in the replies section of the Instagram post.

Does it glow in the DARK too,” another user by the name of theshaunabrooks inquired while others cooed over the tattoo calling it “So colorful & pretty!”

No doubt when it comes to tattoos Cardi B is quite the pro.

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Cardi B has multiple tattoos on her body including the notorious and large peacock print on her left hip. She also has her sister Hennessey’s name on her bicep, her husband Offset’s name on her leg. She’s also had the tattoo “Loyalty Over Royalty” written on her right bicep and on one of her wrists she has her ex-boyfriend’s name “Tommy G.”