When it comes to blinged out celebrity babies we honestly thought that the Kardashian baby crew and DJ Khaled’s little boy took the cake. We were way off. To be on top of the baby game in Hollywood will mean a lot more than wearing Yeezy kids shoes (retails around $300) or mini Louis Vuitton purses (about $1000). There’s a new winner in the luxurious world of rich babies.
Cardi B’s baby just got $80,000 worth of diamond jewelry.
The Bronx rapper told her social media followers that her baby girl, Kulture, deserves every diamond afforded to her especially because if mom can wear it, so can her child.
“Just spent a bag on my daughter, you know a bad bitch gonna spoil,” Cardi wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post. She also tagged Pristine Jewelers in the caption. “If I’m iced out my daughter gotta be too.”
For anyone hating her fab life, Cardi added all in caps: “YEUP IM BRAGGING CAUSE I BUST MY ASS TO DO SOO.”
We’re not sure what made Cardi delete her blinged out baby post. One reason could be that one minute she’s boasting about her benjamins and the next she’s also canceling some tour dates due to her plastic surgery recovery.
Baby Kulture is no stranger to the good life. She’s been emersed in it since day one.
Earlier this year, Instagram began trialling the removal of likes in Canada. In a bid to reduce stress and anxiety surrounding the user experience with the platform, Instagram has announced that the social media will be test hiding likes in the US, too —And Cardi B had some thoughts.
Instagram announced that the platform will be hiding ‘likes’ in the US this week.
Instagram’s CEO Adam Mosseri, announced last Friday that the platform will be hiding the number of ‘likes’ on posts this week. The new feature is being met with strong backlash, especially many influencers and celebrities —among them, the opinionated rapper, Cardi B.
Cardi B took to Instagram to protest the feature, arguing that removing likes wouldn’t make Instagram any less toxic because “the comments affect more than the likes.”
The rapper posted a video on Instagram, explaining how she believes that the comments section is more toxic to users than seeing likes or not. She said: “If anything is affecting Instagram right now, I really feel it’s the way the comments have been done or have been changing these past few years.”
Cardi voiced her concerns of the comments section, pointing out how many trolls will post triggering comments just to get reactions.“That’s when I feel like when people started sayin’ nasty things … somebody would just say something so vile because … they want comments back,” she explained.“Because I feel people been saying the most weirdest shit, been starting the craziest arguments, been starting to race bait, all because of comments, because they want to get to the top, they want to get the most reactions.”
The feature was already been tested in other countries, and now that it’s coming to the US, celebrities are sharing their take.
The feature has already been tried out in seven countries including Australia, Ireland, and Canada in recent months. When it was rolled out there, influencers complained that hiding likes would give them less leverage over brand deals and sponsored content now, celebrities are calling out the app for experimenting with removing likes, with some threatening to stop posting to Instagram.
Nicki Minaj says she won’t be posting on IG anymore.
Another rapper known for not holding back on sharing her opinions, threatened to stop posting on Instagram if the feature were to take effect. What indeed would we do with all the time we’d have without Instagram?
Nicki has a sort of conspiracy theory to explain what’s behind Instagram’s new move.
Minaj went on to tweet about her speculation that Instagram is hiding likes to manipulate what posts users get to see in their feed, regardless of how much engagement posts are getting. Nicki’s speculations might have some grounds. She referred to the well-documented phenomenon of YouTube view counts fluctuating after videos are posted, which can happen when YouTube determines views come from bots or other fraudulent sources.
Juicy J also had something to say about the new IG feature.
The rapper predicts backlash against the change, tweeting that he expected people to leave Instagram and go “back to real life.”
Others however, think that the decision to hide likes is a good thing.
Despite having more than 151 million Instagram followers and the platform being crucial to making some of her $350 million personal net worth, Kim Kardashian West seems to agree with Instagram’s decision to hide ‘likes’. “As far as mental health, I mean it’s something that taking the likes away and taking that aspect away from it would be really beneficial for people,” Kardashian West said during The New York Times’ DealBook conference last week.
Tracee Ellis Ross also voiced her support for the change.
Everyone’s favorite person on IG right now, Tracee Ellis Ross, is also in support of removing likes. She said that the like count had “adverse effects.” “It creates a culture that isn’t helpful for well-being and isn’t fruitful for creative energy,” during a panel discussion with Instagram’s CEO Adam Mosseri.
The popularity-contest-style pressure associated with Instagram likes will probably just shift to another one of the many metrics measured on the platform —or who knows, maybe the move will actually make everyone happy? Either way, the social media platform will be rolling out the new feature on a small group of users this week, whether we like it or not. And we’ll be keeping our eyes open to see what the change brings.
Yesterday, Cardi B took to Instagram to share a short message with her fans about her late abuela who died on November 11, 2011. The “I Like It” singer shared a coincidence with her fans that she believed had a divine meaning to it.
Cardi B shares a message “from” late grandmother with her fans.
“Good morning guys. My grandma passed away 11-11-11. I look down on my phone is 11:11. I know for a fact she watching me.Thank you, Lord, for them small little messages that let me know you real,” Cardi B wrote in the Instagram caption.
Cardi B believes seeing the time 11:11 corresponds with the date of her late grandmother’s death on November 11, 2011. While little is known about the circumstances of her grandmother’s passing, fans on social media showed their support.
“Those are power numbers aka master numbers ✨ she for sure is your guardian angel, and in that moment she was sending u a message. Listen, pay attention and stay woke. Keep on manifesting all your blessings,” actress and singer Jessenia Gallegos wrote to the “Bodak Yellow” rapper.
Many believe that the numbers 1111 are “angel numbers” or scared in some way. Cardi’s sister Hennessy Carolina chimed in with “I miss her soo much.”
“Angel numbers are SO real. It’s what led me to Tarot reading. After one of my best friends passed, she sent me 444 and hummingbirds all the time. Our angels and spirit guides are always with us,” Chris Crocker told Cardi on Instagram.
“I’m so sorry for your loss may God bless you and your family. She’s definitely watching over you and is proud of the legend your becoming,” songwriter Swazy Styles wrote in the comments.
In the Bible, Jacob travels with his 11 sons, in Luke 11:11 the Father is discovered to be more benevolent than the Old Testament describes.
“Number 1111 is considered to be a symbol of a wake-up call and spiritual awakening. If this number enters your life and if you see it everywhere, it is a sign that God is calling you. It is necessary to find your spiritual path and to follow it. You need to focus more on your spiritual growth and you need to realize that material things don’t have any importance in your life,” the website claims.
Judging from the response that Cardi got from fans and friends, many people still believe there’s a little more to 1111 than meets the eye. True or not — it probably brings comfort to plenty of people to think seeing 1111 means their God might be calling them to a greater purpose.
Cardi B has been open about her Catholic faith.
“If you know me, you know that I have this deep connection to God,” Cardi B said on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show in 2017. “Is it crazy for me to say that I used to ask God to please help me? The strip club really helped me. I can say that it saved me…God put that in my way.”
In “Does God Listen to Cardi B?” columnist Brandi Miller highlights how many women in the Bible are more like Cardi than many Christians would care to share, but just as women who take pride in their sexuality today, those examples in the Bibles aren’t so revered.
“The Bible is full of people who have stories that look a lot like Cardi B’s. Ester is a concubine in a king’s court and after winning a sexualized royal beauty pageant is honored for saving the Jews from genocide,” Miller wrote. “Paul and his gang of “thugs” initially murdered Christians, and we now call Paul a father of the faith. David is an arrogant man with a multitude of sins, and we have no problem touting him as a ‘man after God’s own heart.'”
Regardless of whatever 1111 or Christianity means to you, for Cardi B her success and her family seem inseparable from her spirituality no matter how she chooses to observe it.
“If I was to see Jesus Christ… I would kiss his feet. I wish I could give God a hug, bro,” she said on Instagram in 2018.
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