Cardi B responded to fans who were outraged after asking them if she should buy an $ 88,000 handbag amid widespread economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The rapper took to Twitter on Sunday where she asked her followers for their thoughts on whether or not to make the lavish purchase, prompting a quick and immediate reaction.
“Should I spend 88K on that damn handbag?” Omggg it’s tempting, ” she wrote.
“Give money to hungry people. Tweets like this explain why we want to eat the rich ”. a user replied.
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“It’s just a testament to your privilege to be able to spend so much on a handbag. That’s more than most people earn in a year ”, another wrote.
“Wow, this comment is so superficial, especially to post during a pandemic when so many people are in pain… lol I can’t believe she would tweet this now,” a third user commented.
In response to the passionate rebuke her tweet sparked, the rapper was not deterred and defended herself by acknowledging that she had donated large sums to charity throughout the year. Specifically, she shared an article from Variety that just she donated 20,000 meal supplements to medical staff in New York City, as well as an article from Elle noting that she had donated $ 1 million. for relief from coronavirus.
“I also donated a million dollars to fans via cashapp 2 months ago,” she added.
In a follow-up tweet, the singer noted that she takes care of her large family financially and indicated that she doesn’t like being judged by her fans for buying “madness.”
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“In addition, I have 7 uncles and 3 aunts on my dad’s side, 9 aunts and 3 uncles on my mom’s side, a whole bunch of cousins, I had to help with the cause of the pandemic…. If I want to splurge, I can without asking you for gifts like me and my husband don’t. Thank you, ” she wrote.
She further put her money where it was by promising to match the donations her fans have made this year.
“Ok, let’s do this challenge! Since you want to tell me to give so much… Drop receipts on what YOU have given too. I will match it up and donate to an organization that you donated too. she wrote.
Cardi added: “Any charity or foundation will deposit your receipts Received under the comment I will match what you donated and match your donation to that same charity or foundation.”
Despite her stance on the tweet, she offered a somewhat half-hearted apology that took a beating from Donald Trump.
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“Ok guys, I’m sorry. You are happy ?! I don’t see you asking Trump for an apology when he missed COVID meetings to play golf but [OK], » she concluded.
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It’s unclear exactly which purse Cardi was planning on buying, but she did mention that the vitriol on the subject she received on Twitter encouraged her to make the lavish purchase. She also somewhat trolled her followers by concluding her tweets on the subject by asking them if they wanted to. show them the item in question.