Rick Ross Says ‘Leave Cardi B Alone’ As #SurvivingCardiB Trends
Rick Ross is defending fellow rapper Cardi B. The Please Me rapper is still catching heat from an old IG Live video in which she confessed that she used to drug and rob men went viral. While this was before her days as a Grammy-winning artist, since the video resurfaced #SurvivingCardi has been trending on social media. Rick Ross jumped to her defense on his own Instagram Live stating:
“Leave Cardi B alone because we don’t need to persecute her for her past we need to be leaders and lead by example. Regardless of what you did in your past, if you stole a car in the past, that don’t mean you shouldn’t be able to get money in the future. As long as you change your ways, and we all know Cardi B focused on the money now. She is a leader, and that’s how I feel. In a lot of circumstances, that’s what comes with that lifestyle. She never hid that. We all know that.”
Ross spoke about his own regrets and said his own former lifestyle, including performing his hit song UOENO that promoted sexual assault, cost him a deal with Reebok.
“My circumstances and my incidents, why did I lose a seven-figure deal with Reebok and I took that to the chin. I have no love lost for Reebok because I needed to understand that I was a king, ya understand, and they’re right I didn’t need to promote that the parties I attended at the time… I’m from that was the lifestyle. When you look at the reaction when you perform that record, that was a popular line for a lot of muthaf***as, and that’s who ‘U.O.E.N.O.’ wrote that for. I wrote that for muthaf***as who live that lifestyle and were partying that way. Me being a king, I did not need to promote that amongst my beautiful queens.”
In her video, Cardi revealed the moments she said she drugged and robbed men.
“N***as must’ve forgot, my n***a, the s**t that I did to muthaf**kin’ survive. I had to go strip. I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you wanna f**k me? Yeah yeah yeah, let’s go back to this hotel.’ And I drugged n***as up and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do. Nothing was muthaf**kin’ handed to me, my n***a. Nothing!”
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) March 25, 2019
Cardi later addressed the clip and said she’s not happy about that part of her past.
“I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world wit a perfect past. I always speak my truth. I always own my sh*t. I’m 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 that live. I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it.”
She also clarified the men she referenced weren’t unconscious.
“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.”
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