WATCH: Cardi B Sounds Off On Racist Haters
Cardi B took to Instagram to address her racist haters. The rapper posted a video sounding off on a social media post that claimed that Hermès Birkin bags, which range from $12,000 to $200,000, “literally lost their value” once black rappers starting buying them, making them “easy to get” and “less exclusive.”
The 28-year-old “WAP” singer responded to these accusations, stating: “I’ve been seeing this tweet right. It had me and it had other female rappers on it. They were talking about if we could get Birkins from the Hermés store and they [were] also saying how we depreciate the value of a Hermés Birkin bag. I find that really interesting because, first thing first, I definitely could get a bag. Actually, I got four bags today from the Hermés store.”
She went on to question the double standards behind motive of the tweet, adding, “Ya’ll don’t do this to these white celebrities.”
“So why is it that y’all gotta be asking us? What the f—? It just makes you want to brag like, ‘Bitch do you know who the f— you’re talking to?’ But no, I’m not even going to take I.T there.”
Cardi B went on to call out those who question whether a designer bag is fake when they see a black or Hispanic woman owning one. “Why when a Black girl, why when a Hispanic girl [has] a bag you have to question it? ‘Oh is it fake?’ or ‘She’s a scammer’…There’s a lot of boss-ass bitches out here. There’s bitches that’s getting money out here.”
Cardi B ended the video by assuring her viewers that they shouldn’t feel pressured to purchase a high-end bag or expensive clothing.
“So don’t ever feel like you gotta compare yourself. Don’t compare yourself to nobody [on] the internet. This internet s— is fake… You still a bad f—ing bitch. Period.”