Being Safe Makes It Great
Cardi B is… Cardi B. She’s uncensored, hilarious, and true to herself all the time. Her gotta-be-me attitude earned her fame not only on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York but also Instagram. However, just because she’s famous now doesn’t mean that she’s got any more of a filter!
The star did vow to be better for the kids though. “You know what y’all, I realized after Halloween that a lotta little girls… they be lookin’ up to me and they love me and whateva,” she said in an Instagram video. “And it’s just like… I’m thinking to myself like ‘Yo, I really need to be a better example.’”
She proceeded to say that though she tries to keep it “PG-13,” her “hood rat frans” drag her back into the rated-R section. “But I’m gonna change for you little girls because I deada** love y’all,” she continued before calling her younger followers “so cute.”
Fortunately, Cardi wasn’t talking to the kids when she revealed that she doesn’t use condoms in a Rolling Stone interview.
Rolling with ‘Rolling Stone’
The Rolling Stone interview, which took place in Cardi’s hotel room in Baltimore, began with the “Hectic” rapper fussing about the hotel’s soap irritating her vag. After eventually finding a better soap and getting in the shower, the rapper put on “a bright-red spacesuit-inspired Milano di Rouge jumpsuit, complete with a yellow patch that reads ‘Safe sex saves lives,’ part of the designer’s anti-HIV initiative. She glances at it and arches her eyebrows. ‘Girl,’ she says, ‘I don’t even use a condom.'”
The artist, whose hilariously-relatable and honest videos put her on everyone’s radar, shocked almost everyone who read the interview. Readers cited the dangerousness of unsafe intercourse and the recklessness of someone as influential as Cardi saying it out loud.
The young star holds strong that she’s trying to be a better example. “I used to tell myself that I will always be myself,” she told Rolling Stone. “Little by little, I’m feeling like I’m getting trapped and muted.”
A Young Habit
Cardi isn’t the only one who isn’t practicing safe bedroom activities though. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a report revealed high numbers on chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in people between the ages of 15 and 24. In 2015, the CDC learned that the number of sexually active high school students who use condoms went from 63% to 57% between 2003 and 2015.
“Sex is easier to do than to talk about, and the style of communication [for young people] is texting and short messages where you’re tweeting this and tweeting about that, but talking about an STI is more than 140 characters,” psychotherapist and sexologist Eric Garrison said in an interview with New York Post. “Young people just don’t have those communication skills.”
Tied Down to One
At this point, in the grand scheme of things, some fans found Cardi not using condoms more acceptable since she’s tied down to one sexual partner. Her engagement to Migos’ Offset is still going strong. Just the other day a TMZ reporter stopped the couple as they walked to the private entrance of a club to ask them their comments on those who doubt the validity of their relationship.
In true Cardi fashion, she simply lifted her left hand. Moments later, when that same reporter caught Cardi’s fiancé Offset, he asked the same question. Offset nonchalantly responded “500,000.”
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