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.
“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.”