Cardi B popped off on a fan who grabbed her.
Sadly, even Top 40 money can’t insulate women from harassment. As we’ve learned over and over again, fans feel they can take take liberties with stars’ personal space, particularly if that star is a woman. We’ve all seen the stories of fans grabbing famous folks inappropriately during their concerts.
In the case of Taylor Swift, we had an entire trial where the sad lengths people will go to before they’ll believe a woman’s account of inappropriate conduct were put on display. She literally had to remind an attorney that her butt was on the back of her body. Luckily, with Cardi B there won’t be any drawn out and gross trial. The “Lick” rapper handled the situation right as it happened.
After a fan grabbed her inappropriately, the rising star wheeled around and got ready to throw down. “Why would you grab my ass?” she yells at her unseen assailant.
Security moves in around her, but the way they’re holding on to Cardi B seems to be as much for the assailant’s protection as it is for Cardi’s. No need for bloody shoes in this airport terminal. When someone steps in — it makes sense to assume it’s the grabber, but there’s no telling — they get shoved away with the quickness.
Not the First Time
Cardi definitely has a vibe about her that says she’s ripped someone’s earrings out before. It’s not the first time that Cardi has accosted a fan for being too familiar.
Back in July, Cardi laid into a stranger for not respecting her space and approaching her while she was going about her day. The video was captured by another fan and shared to social media. Cardi also didn’t want the fan to attribute her rant to the sort-of no-nonsense persona she had cultivated on Love & Hip Hop: New York.
“It’s not about keeping it real,” she said in the parts of the rant caught by a fan’s camera phone. “It’s because sometimes I’m a human being, and you need to understand that I’m a human being.”
Cardi fails to put on a pop star’s face fairly regularly. At a recent concert, the rapper made it clear that she was not going to play nice with people who treated her poorly before she was famous just to keep up appearances.
“You know this b*tch,” Cardi says in a fan-shot video. “She never f*cking liked me and now, all of a sudden, she wants to be friends with me. No, b*tch. I still don’t like you b*tch.”
Watch It Happen
Cardi has never been shy about letting people know exactly where they can go if they try to cross her. Seems like somebody forgot that lesson and nearly paid for it with a beatdown. Check out the video up top.
What do you think? Was Cardi ready to throw down? Should security have done a better job of keeping fans off of Cardi? How far off are we from watching Cardi actually stomp somebody? Or will further success isolate her to the point that instances like this will stop happening?
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