The Bronx rapper snagged the cover of the April issue of Cosmopolitan and opened up about her previous life as an exotic dancer.
Bardi not only opened up about her past, but also demanded people to start respecting strippers, and even related it all to the #MeToo movement.
Via Hollywood Unlocked:
“People ask, ‘Why did you strip?’ I don’t really want to say, ‘Oh, because I was in a relationship with a guy and I needed money to leave,’” Cardi B shared.
The former stripper turned rap superstar explained why she demands respect for all strippers.
“People say, ‘Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it.’ Because y’all don’t respect me because of it, and y’all going to respect these strippers from now on,” she said.
Cardi took a feminist approach for her interview in Cosmo where she opened up about how #MeToo is perceived in hip-hop culture.
“A lot of video vixens have spoke about this and nobody gives a f–k,” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper said.
“When I was trying to be a vixen, people were like, ‘You want to be on the cover of this magazine?’ Then they pull their d–ks out. I bet if one of these women stands up and talks about it, people are going to say, ‘So what? You’re a ho. It don’t matter.’”
Despite the ongoing support for the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, Cardi believes many producers and directors are “not woke”.
“These producers and directors, they’re not woke, they’re scared,” the 25-year-old said.
Cardi also touched on how mindful she has to be with the things she says online due to heightened levels of sensitivity in recent times.
“Everybody got different beliefs and different religions and were raised differently, yet you also supposed to be careful you don’t offend somebody. Everybody gets bothered about everything. Everybody got a fucking opinion about you. You always got to filter yourself.”