Cardi B Talks About 'Very Toxic' Social Media
Cardi B has opened up about her love-hate relationship with social media and the hate it brings out of people.
“Social media is becoming a very toxic place nowadays,” she told Billboard. “There’s a lot of race-baiting. People will say the nastiest things just so they can have a top comment. The comments weren’t like this back in 2013.”
(In October, Cardi B said she was quitting Twitter because "I've gotta continuously explain myself." She's still on Twitter.)
The rap star acknowledged the power she has on platforms like Twitter and Instagram. “If I didn’t voice my feelings, I would probably be one crazy b**ch on drugs,” Cardi said.
But, she has no time for faux-outrage and cancel culture.
“Just the other day, I was getting chewed up because I said the R-word. Like, how you gonna cancel me for calling myself retarded? They want you to be Mother Teresa,” said Cardi.
“If you have the unpopular comment, then you’re in the wrong. So you gotta be careful with what comes out of your mouth.”
Last month, Cardi was attacked on social media after it was announced that she will be honoured as Woman of the Year at the 15th annual Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 10.
Trolls opined that the honour should not go to the artist behind “WAP” but Cardi said she believes she is worthy of the title. “Am I a role model? I know I’m a role model because I know there’s a lot of women like me,” she said. “At the end of the day, I know I’m a b**ch that made it through because I work my a** off, not because luck fell on my thighs.
“I want to show people that you can do positive things, but you can also be yourself. I’m a very sexual person. I love sex, and I like to rap about it. I like to do it. I admire my husband’s penis. I love p***y, and I love my body, and I want to be able to express that. I’m just a naughty girl, and I’m not hurting nobody because I love my p***y and want to rap about it.”
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