Cardi B Has Some Thoughts On ‘Cancel Culture’ And She Is Getting Real About It
Being a celebrity has always come with tons of perks and benefits. I mean look at how many of us aspired to be a famous celebrity when we grew up – so many are drawn to the idea of fame and fortune. But life in the spotlight also comes with the burden of increased scrutiny, online hate and trolls – especially in today’s social media landscape.
And it’s becoming more evident with each new story of someone being ‘canceled’, that no matter how famous you are or how much money you have, your fame can’t protect from becoming ‘cancel culture’s’ next victim – just ask Cardi B.
Cardi B is sharing her thoughts on ‘cancel culture’ including recent controversies that have surrounded her career.
Cardi B has been in the spotlight for quite a few years now…and not always for the best of reason. Let’s be honest. But recently, Cardi says that ‘cancel culture’ has been taking a toll on her and she feels that no matter what she does, people will always have something negative to say about her.
The NYC rapper, who recently released the Megan Thee Stallion-featuring ‘WAP’, was speaking to ELLE when she reflected on controversial moments from her past which led to multiple attempts to ‘cancel’ her.
“It’s like I have a target on my back, but it’s not because of my music,” Cardi told ELLE. “Because I haven’t done music for eight months, and people still try to attack me.”
She goes on to say, “I feel like people are attacking me because they want me to feel the pressure of bullying, and they want me to give up, and they want me to say, ‘Oh, I quit music’ or ‘I’ll delete my Instagram, delete my Twitter,’ and I’m not willing to do that. No one will ever have that much power [over] me.”
Much of the controversy started with allegations of drugging and robbing men.
Last year, Cardi was widely condemned after a video resurfaced showing her talking about how she used to “drug and rob” men who attempted to pay her for sex during her time working as a stripper.
The rapper subsequently clarified the comments, saying she “never claimed to be perfect” and that she was “not proud” of her actions. She apologized and showed that she had learned from those mistakes – basically the best case scenario. However, much of the Internet was still not satisfied with her response.
Then people tried canceling her for allegedly having a fake Instagram account to hate on other celebs.
She then addressed the recent allegations claiming that she had a secret Instagram account, saying she “cannot believe 73 people are trying to cancel me over a lie.”
Cardi told Elle: ‘I saw I was trending on Twitter, and I’m like, “What the fuck?” I’m like, “Jesus Christ, what did I do now? Like what?”’
Cardi of course responded in her own way by getting dressed up for the ‘cancel party’ and telling her followers: ‘If I haven’t been posting on Instagram and eating food and that still bothers y’all, that just means I’m really that important in your heart and my press is really part of your soul. And guess what? I don’t give a damn. Bye!’
She goes onto say, “Can you imagine me having a fake Instagram account to talk shit about different artists that I don’t even think about? I’m 27 years old, you know what I’m saying? I’m 27 years old and I have big bills, big responsibilities, and a kid who’s on my ass a lot.”
“If I don’t fucking like somebody, I am going to let them know I don’t fucking like them, or I don’t fuck with them, or I’m not feeling their energy. I’m not going to make a fake Instagram trolling artists, talking shit about artists. Are you crazy?”
However, many agree that Cardi B isn’t without blame.
Most of the time, controversy doesn’t just appear out of thin air. And the case is no different with Cardi B. Not all of the criticism is unwarranted. Cardi B has a long history of making mistakes and saying things she shouldn’t have.
Cardi has made some significant missteps, like her use of anti-Asian slurs and her involvement in an alleged planned attack on two strip club employees. However, the rapper has, for the most part, owned her mistakes and learned from them, educating herself so that she can do things the right way.
Now to try and bring her real life point of view to fans, Cardi B is partnering with OnlyFans.
As Cardi said, she isn’t going to be canceled over a lie. And to make sure she gets her message straight to the people who matter most – her fans – Cardi B has teamed up with OnlyFans. She says she’ll be releasing behind-the-scenes content, addressing ongoing rumours and connecting closer with her fans.
And for us Cardi B fans, the trolls aren’t achieving their goals. Cardi B isn’t going anywhere any time soon. In fact, from her interview with Elle, it’s obvious she’s planning on working even harder. She has a new album coming out that’s tentatively called Tiger Woods, and she says she hopes the album will do what she hopes all of the music in her discography does: inspire genuine confidence in women.
“My music is always going to make a woman feel like a bad bitch,” Cardi explained to Elle. “When you make a woman feel like she’s the baddest bitch in the room, to me, that’s female empowerment.”“Ain’t no way that I’m going to quit,” Cardi asserted. “I don’t give a fuck if the whole world picks on me. I don’t give a fuck if people make up lies about me every single day. I want to make it really clear that nobody can ever make me quit.”
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