The « I Like It » rapper has addressed a three-year-old Instagram Live video in which she said she had drugged and robbed men during her days as a stripper in the Bronx.
« So I’m seeing on social media that a live I did 3 years ago has popped back up. A live where I talked about things I had to do in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living, » Cardi B wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday. « I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world wit [sic] a perfect past I always speak my truth I always own my s***. »
She went on to write, « I never glorified the things I brought up in that live [sic]I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it. »
« I did what I had to do to survive, » she added.
The hashtag #SurvivingCardiB has begun making the rounds in recent days, even trending at one point on Twitter. Others began calling for her to be « canceled. »
CNN has reached out to Cardi B for comment.