In case anyone thought she was making it up
Cardi B is not shy about her past work as a stripper, nor should she be. She’s mentioned it frequently in interviews, even as her star continues to rise thanks to songs like “Bodak Yellow.” During a recent performance, Cardi showcased some of the skills she learned in her previous life. In the middle of the song, she turned her back to the crowd and began working a stripper pole that was near her.
As the song reached the moment where Cardi flexes the fact that doesn’t have to be a stripper anymore, the rapper showed off some of her moves. Remember the line says that she “don’t gotta dance”? Well, apparently it’s really because she doesn’t have to — she’s definitely still got the moves.
A Touchy Subject
Cardi B has enough beef without getting drawn into people questioning her every time she draws from her past. Fans have long speculated that she’s beefing with Nicki Minaj, an idea that her public statements have not helped to dispel.
And Cardi even has some choice words for fans who claim that her fame is somehow connected to her using her body. While Cardi B feels anything but shame when people discuss her stripping days, she draws the line when people say she did other kinds of sex work to get to where she is today.
“You know what be p**sing me off is when people be like ‘Hoes is winning.’ ‘I f**ked myself to the top.’ Do y’all know how I got put on?” she said in a recent Instagram video. “I got put on doing videos and people following me. Did I f**k my followers? Did I f**k Mona Scott to be on Love & Hip Hop? Y’all n**gas really need to stop discrediting my s**t. I wish I f**ked myself to where I’m at right now. That s**t would have been easy. Who’s that powerful that I could have f**ked to get to where I’m at? Let me know.”
Cardi’s past is such a hot topic of discussion that it’s causing fights all throughout the music industry. Khia called out Trina in a recent video, saying that she should be as open as Cardi B about her alleged past in sex work. Trina firmly denied the rumors and put Khia in her place for good measure.
“Y’all hoes gonna respect my motherf*cking name,” Trina said in a fiery video. “I’m gonna make you bow down and kiss my motherf*cking feet, y’all bumass hoes. I paved the way for you to even speak in Miami…Don’t even talk about my name without saying ‘Ms.'”
Trina even challenged another rapper — who accused Trina of being a lesbian as well as lying about her past — to a fight. Trina challenged the rapper to a fist fight, then clowned her when she apparently didn’t show up.
“I told you to meet me where I told you to come. You ain’t show up…All that sh*t you was talking but you ain’t show up,” she said. “We was in the street waiting. Why you ain’t show up?”
Watch The Clip
I’m having a hard time understanding why Trina is so offended. As Cardi shows us above, there is absolutely nothing wrong with dancing to make ends meet!
What do you think about Cardi B showing off her skills? Are they worth all the hype? Should she be working to distance herself from her former life or is the stripper story a part of Cardi B’s persona? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.