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Cardi B Says All That Plastic Surgery Has Served Her A Greater Purpose

Our girl is at it again with her iconic sass. Cardi B injected some humor into her latest Insta post, saying that, “I can’t swim so I bought these titties so I can float.” Now, before we go any further, someone has to say this: there are cheaper ways to float in the water, babes! All jokes aside, though, Cardi’s comment comes after some wild online drama that’s had us breaking out the popcorn.

Let’s get this out of the way first: Cardi has a bangin’ body.

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But, it’s not all natural. And that’s where this whole story starts. Because back in May, Cardi B admitted that she’d gotten her “boobs redone” after giving birth to her daughter, Kulture Kiari. Pregnancy took its toll on Cardi’s body. So much so, in fact, that a few days later she declared to her fans during a set at the Beale Street Music Festival that she’d also recently undergone liposuction. “I should have canceled today, because moving too much is gonna f*ck up my lipo,” Cardi B announced to the audience. “But b*tch, I’m still gonna get this motherf*cking money back. Let’s go!”

When asked about it in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Cardi B admitted, “I really wanna explain to people how hard [the liposuction process is] … I feel like a lot of people look at girls on Instagram and think, like, ‘Oh, they got their lipo done, and it was so easy,’ and it’s just such a long, hard process … it’s almost like the same process as after you give birth to a baby, and you see your body change, and [work to snap it] back.” It’s hard not to like Cardi for being so open about the work that she had done.

And that should have been the end of the conversation.

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But of course, it wasn’t. Because two weeks later, our girl had to cancel a whole series of shows that she had planned, including performances in El Paso and Baltimore. “My doctor was like ‘yo you can not be doing all these shows because you’re not fully healed and I keep telling you this and then if something happens to you you’re going to try to blame me,” Cardi said. And that’s when it really hit the fan.

Many have come out slamming the artist for the amount of work she’s had done.

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Critics started to weigh in on Cardi B’s decision to get work done, accusing her of being “lazy.” Cardi wasn’t having a bar of it, saying on Instagram: “I do whatever the fuck I want to do with my body, I don’t have the time of day like you do. My job as an entertainer is a 24-hour job, bro. So no I don’t have time to work out. I wanted specific things that I know that no matter how much I work out won’t get fixed.” And there’s the rub.

Modern beauty standards are the real problem in this equation.

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It’s undeniable that there’s a widening gap between what’s physically possible, and what’s considered the standard for beauty – especially when we look at the way that beauty is portrayed online. The goal these days for women seems to be high cheekbones, luscious lips, with a well-endowed chest, tiny waist, and a bouncing booty. Not to mention that you should be sporting thighs that’ll crush a watermelon, as well as well-toned calves. Heaven forbid you have the beginnings of cafeteria lady arms! It’s an unattainable standard, unless you get work done. No wonder Cardi’s fans came out in force, with her latest on Insta.

And so who are we to tell Cardi what to do with her body? It’s her job to entertain.

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Part of that, for her, also includes looking the part. Whatever augmentations Cardi has made to her body fit into the beauty expectations we all seem to have for each other. At least now that the storm has blown over, Cardi B can post ridiculous jokes on social media, and we can laugh along with her about them.

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Cardi B Files Trademark For ‘Bardi Beauty’ After Hinting That She Wants to Launch Her Own Makeup Line

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Cardi B Files Trademark For ‘Bardi Beauty’ After Hinting That She Wants to Launch Her Own Makeup Line

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Cardi B doesn’t stop hustling. Recently, the Bronx-born rapper filed legal documents to trademark the phrase “Bardi Beauty”. That means that Cardi B is thinking of getting into the makeup and beauty game.

So, in essence, Cardi B is planning a full takeover of the beauty industry. And we can’t wait! Cardi B’s past red carpet and photoshoot looks have practically broken the internet with their creativity and innovation.

This trademark filing comes to no surprise to fans who have been closely following the rapper’s business life. Cardi B has been teasing the idea of releasing a beauty line for years. Just last month, Cardi claimed that she wanted to start a haircare line for Afro-Latinas.

Earlier this year, Cardi announced on Instagram: “This year I will be coming out with a hair[care] line that I been working on at home for my hair and my daughter’s.”

“Being Hispanic/Latina don’t make your hair long, don’t make your skin light, or don’t make your face features slim, [e]specially Latin countries from the Caribbean islands,” she further explained on Twitter. “DNA [has] something to do with your hair, not your nationality.

“Bardi Beauty” would be one of many business spin-offs that Cardi would commit her time to. It was only a matter of time before she went the beauty route with Bardi Beauty.

The Grammy-winning rapper already has had massive success collaborating with brands like Reebok, Steve Madden, and Fashion Nova.

Fellow music jefas Rihanna and Selena Gomez have created lucrative beauty brands like Fenty Beauty and Rare Beauty to great fanfare. In fact, creating a beauty brand to go along with her music brand seems like a natural thing for Cardi B to do.

Let’s hope that Bardi Beauty will take the Fenty Beauty route and create products for people of different races, ethnicities, and skin colors.

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Cardi B Calls Out Politician For Rehashing ‘WAP’ Grammy Performance Instead Of Police Brutality

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Cardi B Calls Out Politician For Rehashing ‘WAP’ Grammy Performance Instead Of Police Brutality

The nation is focused on racial injustice and police brutality while some politicians kept their heads in the sand. One of those politicians was Rep. Glenn Grothman.

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) is still out here talking about Cardi B.

Cardi B performed her hit song “WAP” featuring Megan thee Stallion at this year’s Grammys. The rapper decided to take the song out of the running for awards but still delivered a showstopping performance. The Grammys were held on March 14, 2021 and some conservative politicians are discussing the performance more than a month later.

“I’ve received some complaints in my office, and rightfully so, about Cardi B and the Grammys,” Rep. Grothman said on the House floor. “They wonder why we are paying the FCC if they feel this should be in living rooms across the nation. Wake up, FCC, and begin to do your job. The moral decline of America is partly due to your utter complacency.”

Cardi B was having none of it.

The verdict in the Derek Chauvin case was announced on April 20, the same day that Ma’Khia Bryant was shot and killed by police. Yet, Rep. Grothman takes time to discuss a month-old musical performance. Cardi B was not having it and she made it known.

In her tweet, Cardi B calls out the politician blatantly bringing up a nonissue to distract from what was happening in the U.S. Instead, Rep. Grothman uses his constituents to distract from police brutality terrorizing the Black community.

She then used the moment to remind people of how important it is to go out and vote.

Cardi B has been a political voice for a few years and it surprised people when she first started to use her voice. She has interviewed presidential candidates and taken a strong stand on several hot button issues.

She used the moment to remind people that if they want to change this they have to vote. These people are elected by people and hold their positions of power because of voters who turn out. In order to change representation you do not like, you have to vote and organize people to vote.

A Democratic Wisconsin group asked for Cardi B to highlight the work they are doing.

You can’t really blame them for shooting their shot, right?

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