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Cardi B Is Facing 4 Years In Prison But That Didn’t Stop Her From Serving Lewks At Court In This Feather Cape

Cardi B Served Courtroom Drama In A Giant Feather Cape With A 10 Ft-Long Train And 6 Inch Louboutins—Slay

Cardi B Is Facing 4 Years In Prison But That Didn’t Stop Her From Serving Lewks At Court In This Feather Cape

She did that. Cardi B really did that. The rapper from the Bronx strut into court—where she stands accused of assault—in the most extra look possible. Looking like Sesame Street’s Big Bird in mourning, the Bodak Yellow rapper, wore the most extravagant feather coat for her hearing and we are truly stunned and stanning. Check out the full look. 

Appearing in court is a serious thing. People usually wear their most solemn outfits and serious faces. 

But not Cardi. She walked into the courthouse in a gigantic feathered cape, an equally feathered hat, a long tie and nails sharper than the lawyer’s wit. Escorted by her security element and attorney, the rapper made her way into the courtroom with a whole lotta feathers and zero cares. 

Cardi’s hearing was at the criminal courts in Queens, New York. 

On the day of the hearing, the weather was actually quite warm.Which is significant because it means that Cardi didn’t wear this outfit because it was cold or to stay warm or dry. She wore it because she could —Cardi wore a massive feathered cape to court because she’s a fashion killer and she needed to make an entrance worthy of her reputation. 

The feather coat features batwing sleeves and a 10 ft long train.

The coat, designed by Adrienne Landau —a designer known for her use of extravagant textures like fur and feathers— is part of her Fall 2019 collection. The piece, aptly called “Queen’s Coat” made of charmeuse and feathers, will set you back a mere $2,995. That’s right, for less than three thousand dollars, you can look like a giant, Big Bird in mourning. 

Cardi was in court in connection with the strip club fight she was involved in, last August. 

Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, was in court regarding an altercation at a strip club in August of last year. She was indicted on 14 charges and 2 felony counts of attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury.

The rapper seemed composed and calm as she entered the courtroom, despite the mayhem of media outside.

Cardi was so cool, she even told ET that she’s feeling “pretty good.” Cardi also rocked long, green pointy nails and a pair of patent 16 inch louboutin heels and I am taking notes on my fashion legal pad. 

Belcalis was more serious inside though. 

Cardi was more somber inside the courtroom, where she plucked off her feathers to face the judge. The 27-year-old is accused of getting into a physical altercation with two bartenders at Angel’s Strip Club in College Point, Queens in August 2018.

The “Press” rapper allegedly ordered an attack on two strip club bartenders that ended in physical injury for the plaintiffs.

Cardi B was arrested in October for the fight, which was allegedly caused by the rapper accusing one of the bartenders, Jade, of having an affair with Cardi B’s husband Offset. Jade’s sister Baddie Gi was also harmed in the altercation. 

Cardi was originally only facing misdemeanor charges, but now she’s been indicted on felonies.

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According to TMZ, she has now been indicted on two felony counts of attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury as well as misdemeanor counts on reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy, and harassment. The Grammy winner was originally only facing misdemeanor charges, but rejecting the plea deal caused additional charges to be made when the case was presented in front of a grand jury.

This isn’t the first time that the singer has teetered on the verge of wearing acceptable attire.

Among her many courtroom appearances in 2019, she wore a hot-pink pantsuit with matching pumps, and a navy two-piece suit, both bearing ample amounts of cleavage.

If anything, Cardi is staying true to her own brand.

If you’re wondering what that is, easy; sexy, whimsical, and unapologetic. And apparently, lighthearted, as she faces charges that could reportedly put her behind bars for four years. Here’s hoping that she doesn’t ruffle up any feathers with prosecutors, and will fly out of all this litigation smoothly. The jury, however, is still out on whether this look needed to happen.

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A Woman On TikTok Gave Her Followers Insight Into What It Feels Like To Be Paralyzed

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A Woman On TikTok Gave Her Followers Insight Into What It Feels Like To Be Paralyzed

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In 2009, the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health reported that almost 5.4 million people in the United States live with paralysis. Still, despite how common this is, few people understand the condition of paralysis and how it affects a person’s daily life. Twenty-two-year-old Jessica Tawil, of New Jersey, recently set out to explain the experience on TikTok last year.

Since her first post in November, the TikToker has garnered over 1 million followers with content that focuses on her experience of being paralyzed from the waist down.

In a post shared on her TikTok page, Tawil explained an exercise that might give people a chance to understand the sensation of being paraplegic.

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In a post shared on her TikTok page, Tawil shared an exercise with her followers that demonstrates how it feels to not be able to move a ligament. In this case, it’s your finger. According to Buzzfeed, Tawil came across the exercise after looking through posts related to disabilities. “I remember feeling so blown away because my legs felt the exact same way as my finger did,” she said.

“Not many people know too much about paraplegics and their capabilities, so I wanted to be that light to inform, educate, and even entertain people,” Tawil explained to BuzzFeed. “I want people to know what it’s like to be paralyzed … so that they can be a little bit more appreciative of what they have and remain humble.”

Tawil’s video demonstration currently has over 12 million views.

Tawil explained that a kidnapping and car accident led to her paralysis when she was in her teens.

Tawil explained that the accident took place on Nov. 15, 2014, when she went to a friend’s house in high school. When she arrived, Tawil discovered that men were present and instantly felt uncomfortable when she further learned that they had brought drugs and alcohol.

“When I eventually asked them to take me home, they took me to an abandoned road instead. When we got to this road, the driver stopped the car and put his foot on the gas and brake at the same time, doing a burnout with his wheels. He lost control of the car and crashed into a tree,” Tawil explained. “It was at this moment that I got whiplash, split my head open to the point where my skull was exposed, and sustained a spinal cord injury — leaving me paralyzed the moment we crashed,” she said. “Paramedics said that I lost the equivalence of a ‘Coca-Cola bottle of blood’ out of my head, and didn’t think I’d make it if they drove me to the hospital. So they drove me to a nearby soccer field where a helicopter airlifted me to the ICU. From there on, I went through seven months of rehab and remained permanently paralyzed and wheelchair-bound.”

Speaking about her injury, Tawil says she was “robbed of my ability to use the bathroom normally (I depend on catheters and enemas).”

Sadly Tawil says her experience led to her reclusiveness and weariness to trust others. Still, she finds that her disability comes with positives. “On the positive side, I have become a lot more spiritual and grateful to have been given another chance at life,” she told BuzzFeed. “My accident has emphasized the fact that we are not promised tomorrow, and that we should always be grateful for the simplest things in life… I also want to show people how I live my life in the present day — what is life like as a wheelchair user? — and devote my channel to being a blog where people can get to know me on a lot more of a personal level.”

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Cardi B and Olivia Rodrigo Had an Adorable Exchange on Twitter and Now Fans Are Calling For a Collab

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Cardi B and Olivia Rodrigo Had an Adorable Exchange on Twitter and Now Fans Are Calling For a Collab

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You may have heard of Olivia Rodrigo, the 17-year-old Disney Channel actress who has recently take the music industry by storm with the success of her debut single, “Driver’s License”.

Well you wouldn’t be the only one who is thinking about her. Recently, Cardi B tweeted about the viral song, namely lamenting over the fact that she does not have her driver’s license.

On Tuesday, Cardi tweeted out her frustration about the fact that she has to rely on other people to fulfill her late-night McDonald’s cravings.

“Just like that girl [who] wrote a song about getting her driver’s license, Imma write a song about the struggle of not having a drivers license,” she wrote. “I really wanted my McDonald’s at 4am last night instead of today, but I couldn’t so I felt asleep hungry.” More relatable words have never been spoken, tbh.

Shocked that the Bronx-born rapper even knows who she is, Rodrigo tweeted a response back at Cardi.

“Girl i will pick u up and take u wherever u wanna go,” Rodrigo wrote back.

Cardi, for her part, seemed excited to find a driver to take her on late-night McDonald’s runs. She wrote back: “Yaaayyy!!! Let’s go to McDonald’s and get happy meals!”

Cue the influx of Twitter stans demanding a future Olivia Rodrigo x Cardi B collab.

Olivia Rodrigo is just as surprised about “Driver’s License” success as everyone else is.

Rodrigo recently told Billboard that this past week, when “Driver’s License” shot to No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart has been “the weirdest week of my whole life.”

Rodrigo was a relatively unknown Disney Channel star on Disney+’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” before this song hit the airwaves. Now she’s a pop sensation.

“So many people that I look up to have reached out and expressed their love for the song, which is absolutely surreal,” she told Billboard. But I truly am just the same 17-year-old girl, doing statistics homework in my bedroom.”

While many people are wondering what Rodrigo’s background is, she is proudly half-Filipino.

While some people have mistakenly called Olivia Rodriguez Latina, she is actually of Filipino descent, just like previous “High School Musical” star, Vanessa Hudgens. Just like Latin American countries, the Philippines were colonized by Spain–that is why so many people of Filipino descent have Spanish-sounding last names.

Rodrigo has talked at length about her cultural and familial roots. “My great-grandfather immigrated here from the Philippines when he was just a teenager. He’s my grandma’s dad, and my grandpa is also Filipino as well,” Rodrigo revealed in an interview with the Center for Asian American Media back in 2018.

“My dad grew up in a house where they were always making Filipino food, his grandpa always spoke Tagalog. All of those traditions have trickled down to our generation.”

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