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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.”

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Cardi B’s First Leading Movie Role Will Thrill ‘Sister Act’ And ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Fans

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Cardi B’s First Leading Movie Role Will Thrill ‘Sister Act’ And ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Fans

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For one of her upcoming projects, fans of Cardi B can expect a throwback to her older days. That’s right, Cardi B is stepping into a familiar role before the screen. The former “Love & Hip Hop: New York” star has proven herself capable of making music bangers and in Hustlers she showed that she can hold her own when it comes to the big screen.

Now, the rapper is playing the lead in Paramount’s upcoming film Assisted Living.

Cardi was recently cast in the “raucous comedy” called Assisted Living.

According to Variety, the upcoming film “is being described as a ‘raucous comedy’ with ‘tremendous heart.’ Fans of Cardi can expect a film that looks quite a bit like Tootsie, Sister Act, and Mrs. Doubtfire.

The upcoming film follows Cardi B as Amber a small-time crook who gets herself into trouble when a heist goes wrong. “On the run from the cops and her former crew, she struggles to find anywhere to hide, reports Variety. “Running out of options, Amber disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out in the one place no one will look — her estranged grandmother’s nursing home.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Cardi B has been in a major film.

In 2019 she appeared the blockbuster film Hustlers starring Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, and Keke Palmer.

And of course, for some time fans were hopeful that Cardi would take on the titular role of a reboot of the ’90s sitcom “The Nanny.”

According to CNN, the reality star-turned-rapper has been in talks to play Fran Drescher’s daughter in a potential reboot of the ‘90s sitcom.

Speaking about a potential reboot in 2018, Fran Drescher told Extra in an interview “[I’m] talking to her representation. It’s really getting me excited. It’s fresh and it could be super fun.” Here’s hoping we get more Cardi B on screen!

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Cardi B Explains Why She Turned Off ‘WAP’ When Her Daughter Walked Into the Room: ‘I Don’t Make Music For Kids’

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Cardi B Explains Why She Turned Off ‘WAP’ When Her Daughter Walked Into the Room: ‘I Don’t Make Music For Kids’

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Cardi B is tired of people criticizing her for the racy lyrics to “WAP”. On Monday, the Grammy-winning rapper defended herself against haters who called her out for turning off her multi-platinum song “WAP” when her daughter entered the room.

The drama started earlier this week when Cardi went viral for a recent livestream fail.

During the livestream, Cardi appeared to be having a great time, dancing and singing along to her hit single, but quickly turned the music off when she saw her two-year-old daughter, Kulture enter the room.

Cardi mumbled “No, no, no, no,” as she shut off the raunchy song. Then, she coyly took a sip of wine.

While some people found this incident funny (and relatable), there were a select few who didn’t.

Some haters took the video as an opportunity to call Cardi hypocritical for shielding her daughter from her own song while little kids around the world are being exposed to the NSFW lyrics.

“So ya daughter cant listen to it but everybody else’s daughter can @iamcardib?” wrote an infuriated Twitter user. “AW OKAY! Exactly what I been saying you have an agenda to push with that trash ass label your with. DISGUSTING”.

Cardi didn’t waste any time defending herself. “Ya needs to stop with this already!” Cardi wrote back. “I’m not Jojo Siwa! I don’t make music for kids, I make music for adults. Parents are responsible on what their children listen to or see. I’m a very sexual person but not around my child, just like every other parent should be.”

Cardi then went on to defend the right for mothers to be sexual while also being maternal when they want to be.

“There’s moms who are strippers. Pop pussy, twerk all night for entertainment,” she wrote. “Does that mean they do it around their kids? No! Stop making this a debate. It’s pretty much common sense.”

While some users still felt the need to drag Cardi (haters gonna hate), many of her fans came to her defense, calling out the double standards that Cardi faces as a female rapper.

“It’s always the female artist getting critique,” wrote one Twitter user. “Why people don’t talk about all the disgusting music some men be putting out?”

“This!!!” wrote another user. “Like @Eminem literally has multiple songs about murdering people but no one bats an eye about that but because it’s a female talking about her wet [cat emoji] people jump to conclusions.”

It looks like the controversy surrounding “WAP” isn’t ending any time soon. And hey, if Cardi’s motive behind the song was to spark controversy, she very much succeeded in that goal.

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