Popular US rapper, Cardi B has admitted that she drugged and robbed men when she worked as a stripper.
Just hours after an old Instagram Live video resurfaced of her ranting about how she would trick men into coming back to hotels with her and steal from them, the 26-year-old rapper posted a message to Instagram to explain she did it to survive.
She expressed regrets for claims she made in the video before her music career began.
Cardi B wrote: “So I’m seeing on social media that a live I did 3 years ago has popped back up. A video where I talked about things I had to do in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to go to make a living.
“I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world with a perfect past I always speak my truth I always own my shit.
“Im apart of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are. There are rappers that glorify murder violence drugs an robbing. Crimes they feel they had to do to survive.
“I never glorified the things I brought up in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it. I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options.
“ I was blessed to have been able to rise from that but so many women have not. Whether or not they were poor choices at the time I did what I had to do to survive.
“The men I spoke about in my live were men that I dated that I was involve with men that were conscious willing and aware. I have a past that i can’t change we all do.”