Cardi B has made headlines since confessing through her Twitter account that a three-year-old video circulating where she admitted to drugging and robbing men for money was authentic. She went into a lengthy statement via Twitter that explained the crimes were part of her past and her need for survival. She stated that the men were all people she was involved with and they were conscious, willing, and aware.
This statement has been met with mixed reactions from people on social media. In fact, one of her alleged victims (He states that Cardi B drugged and robbed him, yet this has not been proven in a court of law), has compared her to Bill Cosby in a series of videos he posted to his Instagram. Other social media users have likened her to Cosby as well as Grammy-singer R. Kelly.
Those who believe the victim and have felt that Cardi B should be held accountable are using the hashtags #SurivingCardi and #SurvivingCardiB that was inspired by the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R Kelly.
Though there is a slow movement underway to “cancel” Cardi B., for the most part, her confession and the allegations made by Jack King are falling on deaf ears. This has caused people to say that there is a double standard between men and women.
I’m still reelin from this bs 3 days ago; yet, no one else on my timeline is speaking about it? Like sure we can joke about R. Kelly and James Gunn but everyone’s rap goddess, Cardi B, is exempt from any backlash? Foreal ?https://t.co/SL5Giq2JUn
— Bow-gatz (@LoganNARP) March 30, 2019
Reaction to Cardi B’s confession has been met with a mixed response. There are some who think that Cardi B’s actions were justified and belong in her past. Cardi B said that she hoped to move on with her life, since coming clean about the allegations and pointed out she never glorified that type of criminal behavior during her musical career.
Others have pointed out that several men have lost their careers without admitting or confessing to any criminal behavior and have called it a double standard that Cardi B isn’t being “canceled.”
The full impact of what the long term effect will remain unknown. Some people are using the hashtags #SurvivingCardi and #SurvivingCardiB as they seek to spread awareness that they do not feel her behavior was okay.
What do you think? Do you think Cardi B should be canceled? Do you think there is a double standard or do you think Cardi B was justified in her behavior?