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Fans Are Calling Cardi B Insensitive And Classless For Giving Husband Offset $500,000 In Cash For His Birthday

Cardi B and Offset really did it up for the Migos rapper’s 28th birthday. After a stripper-filled bash in Los Angeles, Cardi dropped $500,000 in cash for her beau. The move angered fans on social media. Many felt flaunting that level of wealth as a birthday gift was in poor taste when it could be given to the less fortunate. 

The 27-year-old “Bodak Yellow” singer and Offet have had very public relationship troubles. Cardi has battled the courts over an incident where she allegedly hired the beatings of two women who may have slept with Offset. The pair temporarily split after more of Offset’s cheating became public last year. 

Cardi gifted Offset $500,000 in cash to Offset for his birthday. 

Cardi shared a video on Instagram where she sprung the big surprise on Offset. In the footage, he is sitting in front of a fridge as the “I Like It” rapper records his reaction. 

“You got everything. You got every shoe. What else can I give somebody that got everything? The fridge.” Cardi says alerting Offset’s attention to a fridge behind where he’s sitting. 

Every shelf is completely empty except for one with 500 one hundred dollar bills. Offset was clearly quite emotional, turning his head away from the camera so that his face couldn’t be seen as his friend pat his back in excitement. He tells Cardi she doesn’t have to give him all this money. 

“That’s five hundred thousand dollars,” Cardi says. “You can buy a car. You can buy more clothes… You can buy me more Birkin bags. You can do whatever the hell you want.” 

The cash appears to be more than Offset can hold, as he drops piles of money onto the floor and accidentally steps on it in the video. 

“Happy birthday. Don’t expect no Christmas gifts from me this year,” she says. Ain’t no Christmas gift. Only for the kids. I love you.” 

Not everyone found the ostentatious display of wealth to be a gesture of love or endearing for that matter. Many believed the present to be crass. 

Instagram users weren’t here for the rich flaunting their riches.

“Just think there’s people living on the streets, no where to go, money could have really helped people in real need,” one Instagram user commented.

Users were critical of the gift on all levels. Aside from thinking it would be better spent on those in need, others said it was impersonal, and just a bad gift to give someone who is already a millionaire. 

“This is really stupid, who gives their husband a wad of cash considering both of you are rich as it is. A birthday present is supposed to be something personal, putting stacks of cash in a fridge is thoughtless nonsense that Cardi is pretending is some artistic thing. It’s not,” someone wrote in the comments. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cardi B is currently worth $24 million, while Offset’s net worth is estimated at $26 million. 

“What about giving the money to someone who needs it? To a Charity? To someone fundraising for a life changing operation? A homeless person? Money is not happiness!” Another said. 

Cardi B spoke to Vogue about her relationship with Offset in the January 2020 issue.

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“My thing is, everybody on social media acts like relationships is perfect. And that’s crazy to me,” Cardi said. “I’m around so many women, and there’s always a woman talking about how she loves her man, but her man is not financially stable, or she has a problem with his mom, or the sex is not as good anymore. Everybody has issues.” 

Cardi B opened up to the magazine about people’s perceptions of her relationship with Offset — especially after she took him back following his multiple infidelities. When Cardi announced that she was splitting from him initially, Offset wrote on Instagram, “Y’all won.” The comment seemed to be addressed to fans who were rooting for the “Money” rapper to split from her husband. However, soon after the duo was back together. 

“I believe in forgiveness. I prayed on it. Me and my husband, we prayed on it. We had priests come to us. And we just came to an understanding like, bro, it’s really us against the world,” Cardi said. “He has my back for everything, I have his back for everything, so when you cheat, you’re betraying the person that has your back the most. Why would you do that? We have come to a clear understanding. For me, monogamy is the only way. I’ll beat your a** if you cheat on me.”

If You’ve Been On Twitter Recently You Might Be Wondering If J Balvin Is #Canceled And Here’s Why

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If You’ve Been On Twitter Recently You Might Be Wondering If J Balvin Is #Canceled And Here’s Why

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Spend any amount of time on the Internet – which let’s be honest, we’re all probably spending too much time these days – and you’re aware that #cancelculture is very much a thing.

Just earlier this week, #CardiBIsOverParty was trending once again on Twitter, as people tried calling her out for things she’s already previously been canceled for and apologized for. And while cancel culture serves a valuable purpose in making sure that those who have made mistakes are held accountable, to some the movement is going too far.

Cancel culture’s latest target is J Balvin. The Colombian artist appeared to throw some shade at Shakira and Twitter was quick to pounce.

J Balvin was “canceled” on Twitter after seemingly shading Shakira during a recent interview.

J Balvin is the latest celeb to fall victim to the “is over party” trend on Twitter, when on Thursday he was the trend across Twitter. Shakira fans came for him hard after it appeared the ‘Mi gente’ singer threw shade at her during an interview with Billboard to discuss collaborating with Maluma on the Black Eyed Peas album.

At one point, the interviewer asks BEP whether they had to be “more flexible” with Maluma or J Balvin, to which will.i.am responds, “I had to be the most flexible with Shakira.”

J Balvin immediately breaks out into a fit of laughter before will.i.am goes on to explain what he meant. “But I learned from her,” he clarifies,  “because the way she does it is like a school.”

He then describes the process by which Shakira operates when working with other artists: “Number one, fix number one like this, here are my notes. And then for number two, I would really like to address this on number two, and then for number three…”

At that point, J Balvin seems to get shady, “And then you go back to one, then go to seven, then go to 10, then go to 20, and then go back to number one. One is the one.”

Everyone chuckled at his remark, but the “Mi Gente” hit-maker continued to laugh long after the others had stopped.

Will.i.am seemed to try and diffuse any tension by going into further detail on his process for creating the album: “The process of this record was being open-minded, being patient, everybody has a different style of working. I produce, I write, I come up with ideas so you have to slow down… This is the first time we collaborated with these many people, these many vocalists, I had to be flexible. I had to be a f**king noodle on this record.’

It’s safe to say that Shakira’s fans weren’t having any of it.

Almost immediately, #JBalvinIsOverParty was trending on Twitter, even in Colombia – home of both J Balvin and Shakira.

One fan fumed: ‘I’m not one to usually jump on a canceling but #JBalvinIsOverParty is so valid. He literally tried to come for Shakira when let’s be real Shakira is the reason Colombia has an international music scene at all and his comments were straight-up sexist. Respect the queen, peasant.’

Although, J Balvin did make a surprise guest appearance alongside Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, the pair of Colombian superstars have never actually collaborated on a song together. So many were wondering on what authority Balvin was even speaking.

The Colores hitmaker is yet to respond to the fan backlash.

Some on Twitter pointed out the hard work Shakira has put in on behalf of Latino musicians, the glass ceilings she’s had to push through.

Let’s be real: Shakira is one of the biggest names ever in Latino music, punto. There’s no disputing that. She has helped pave the way for so many Latino artists who have come after her. So it’s quite easy to see why Shakira fans were so upset by Balvin’s comments.

Before Maluma and Bad Bunny and J Balvin, there was Shakira. And she’s still one of the biggest names in music, being known around the world. In fact, few musicians can claim such international relevance as the Colombian hitmaker.

Shakira helped make Latino music part of the world’s mainstream culture.

To this date, Shakira is one of the most successful Latina artists in history. She was one of the biggest Latin artists to successfully crossover into the world of English music as well and has gone on to win no less than three Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records.

In 2009, Billboard listed her as the Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade. Having sold more than 75 million records worldwide, Shakira remains one of the world’s best-selling music artists. She is ranked as the most-streamed Latin artist on Spotify and became one of only three female artists to have two YouTube videos exceeding two billion views. 

So yea, she deserves respect. But what do you think? Does Balvin deserve to be canceled?

Cardi B Updated Her Peacock Tattoo And The Glow Up Is Very Real

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Cardi B Updated Her Peacock Tattoo And The Glow Up Is Very Real

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Most people with tattoos have one that they would not mind updating. It is probably your first tattoo or a tattoo that you got on a whim. If you’ve seen Cardi B, you have definitely noticed her peacock tattoo. Well, there’s been a major update on that tattoo.

Cardi B updated her peacock tattoo and is not shy about showing off the fresh ink.

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There are a lot of things to notice about the new tattoo. First of all, the tattoo is beautiful. The new colors and the detail are so impressive. It is so well done that the tattoo does not look like a touch-up. Instead, the cover-up tattoo looks like a brand new tattoo.

Here’s a side by side so you can see the full glow-up of this tattoo.

The tattoo artist behind this cover-up went all the way in. There is more to this tattoo than a few touches here and there to change part. The entire tattoo was transformed. Even a butterfly got added to the new and improved flower under the peacock.

Fans are floored by the change in the tattoo.

We have seen Cardi B showing off that tattoo for years yet we have never really taken a good look at it. It is not bad but it is not the most incredible. Honestly, that is an almost necessary thing for Cardi B to do. She is way too famous now to have a busted tattoo covering her entire leg. We expect more now that she is the music sensation she it.

Like, we are almost embarrassed for the tattoo artist who first gave Cardi B that peacock tattoo.

But, you know what. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. Some times people do the best that they can do and we can only assume that this is what happened there. Honestly, the new tattoo artist has a road map to follow so it could be argued that cardi B would not have this tattoo had it not been for the first tattoo artist.

Congratulations on the new ink, Cardi B!

This new tattoo is incredible. The artist who made this happen is clearly worth the money and clout. 10/10

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