Earlier this week, Cardi B reportedly received gang threats after posting an Instagram caption that disrespected Crips. Now, the Bronx rapper is speaking out about the allegations.
Replying to a person who warned her about the issue, Cardi went into her background. “ALWAYS BEEN IN THE STREETS,” she wrote. “Im militant i know my oath my nation like the back my hands I came from the streets .I been banging shit since 16 NOT AFTER FAME OR BODAK.”
She continued: “NY is mix with bloods and crips and i deff know crips in the Pjs I came home that park shit . We say these type words all the time all a sudden the world is mad .Now my thing is how was ni**as that soo call claim they ‘GANGSTA’ telling me they next move ? That’s how i figure it’s for clout !cause a real gangsta do shit in silence.”
In response to reports extortion, Cardi added: “I will never let nobody extort me. I rather drop my flag that’s against my law .I might as well get Kill .I rather get kill and i will never let nobody put fear in my heart.”
On Monday (Feb. 5), Cardi posted an image herself wearing a blue fur coat. “I hate wearing Flue but this coat was too poppin,” she captioned the flick.
Many took issue with the word “Flue” as a diss towards Crips and threats were allegedly made. Club owners have already ramped up security ahead Cardi B’s upcoming NBA All-Star festivities in Los Angeles next weekend.
Cardi recently spoke on her gang ties during an interview with i-D. “I got jumped in the sixth grade real bad and after that, it changed me,” she said. “It really, really did change me. In middle school and high school, it doesn’t matter how tough you are, or it doesn’t matter if you stand for shit, you ain’t nobody if you ain’t in a gang. People influence you and tell you that you should join this or you should join that. Then again, it’s a great experience. I wouldn’t be able to rap about the things that I rap about now if I hadn’t grown up there].”