Securing the Bag
Let’s be honest… Cardi B has hip-hop’s attention. Thanks to her 12 million Instagram followers, the “Lick” rapper has some reach. With this in mind — and coupled with the fact that Cardi is super out spoken — no one should dare to play with her for fear of being called out. Nevertheless, a New Orleans party promotor tried it. Naturally, Cardi got him together shortly afterwards.
The facts of the situation are still a little hazy, especially because the promoter is supposedly “missing” now. However, one thing is crystal clear: Cardi doesn’t play about her coins. The former Love & Hip Hop: New York star boarded New Orleans’ Studio 223’s stage to give her love to her fans and to expose the person responsible for
paying not paying her.
“If you don’t get paid, you don’t go to work, right?” the star began in a fan-shot video. “Let me tell you something. I paid my DJ, I paid my hair stylist, I paid my makeup artist, I paid for this outfit, and I paid my dancers, and I paid my DJ. So, if the promotor don’t wanna f–king pay me, then b–ch you think I’m going to come inside? No.”
He Said, She Said
The crowed screamed in agreement as the 25-year-old vented about the promotor, known as Stank. “I really appreciate that y’ll came out, but ion like when ni–as try to play me. I’m about my bread. […] And this club is packed, so I don’t wanna hear that ni–as didn’t get there f–king money.”
After minutes of chewing out the promotor, Cardi told her fans that they didn’t leave their house in vain. “Now, the reason I came in is cause I love my fans. So, out of courtesy of me, I’m gonna perform two songs, ’cause I really love y’all,” the star said, showing how a real boss handles hurdles.
Stank, who is now reportedly missing, replied to the allegations in a lengthy Instagram post afterwards, blaming the mishap on his partner Morg W Productions.
“I teamed up another promoter Morg W Productions bc I felt like if I had more help from a different crowd of ppl in my city that 1,200+ can easily be 2,000+….I let her and her staff work my door bc her team invested in me getting Cardi B and the concert,” the post read in part. He continued:
“We had a clear understanding that I would be apart of all drops of money and I trusted that. First of all MorgW didn’t show up until almost 12:40 and when she came I was ready to do drops. Then I found out 2 drops were already made from her team before I knew. Mind u we have a for sure 2k ppl in the building HOW WE ONLY MAKE 11K TOTAL!?”
However, after Morg W herself posted receipts of a 20k wire transfer, the promotor’s word was shot.
Her public blasting should come as no surprise, seeing as she’s the same women who paused an entire performance to check a fan about throwing champagne on her crew. While doing a show in the Dominican Republic, Cardi noticed someone in the crowed flinging champagne from the bottle onto the stage and others around him. After one too many flings, Cardi directed her attention to him, saying, “If you can throw this motherf**king champagne, then we can throw these motherf**king hands.”
“Ain’t no motherf*cking Michael Jackson. The f*ck? Stupid,” she finished as the fan was removed from his spot.
Cardi even interrupted a show in Cincinnati to check her DJ once. There was a miscommunication between DJ Fresh (who regularly DJs for Rich Homie Quan), Cardi, and Cardi’s management, leading DJ Fresh to cut a song before he was supposed to. In response, Cardi stopped mid-set to check him, asking, “Are you dumb?”
While Cardi never publicly responded to the situation, DJ Fresh addressed the issue the next day. “As I’m doing the show, Cardi B is trying to perform or whatever but she can’t get into it,” he said on Instagram. “The manager then tells me to stop the music, so I stop the record immediately. She look back at me like ‘Are you dumb?’ She asked me ‘Are you dumb?’ I’m pointing at the manager like ‘he told me to cut it.’”
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