Cardi B earned a reputation for herself as a pole dancer in New York City’s jiggle joints before becoming a worldwide sensation.
Some may believe that her musical success has made her forget about her stripping background, but this is not the case.
Cardi B took to Twitter on Monday (June 13) to let fans know that the stripper life is still very much a part of her. According to the Bronx rapper, she still thinks about how much money she could make if she was still dancing every time she visits a strip bar.
“Every time I go to a strip club, I start calculating how much money I would have made if I was still stripping,” she admitted. “I’m not sure why….it just comes naturally to me.”
Cardi B still has the moves, as evidenced by her appearances alongside Megan Thee Stallion in music videos such as “Up” and “WAP.” Cardi makes sure to speak up for individuals who are still stripping when she isn’t mentally calculating the money she could make from dancing.
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Joe Budden came out earlier this month about alleged prejudice against dark-skinned dancers, and Cardi wasted no time in adding her two cents to the conversation. Racism is alive and strong in NYC strip clubs, according to the Bardi Gang beauties.
“Funny you should say that because when I was a dancer, several clubs wouldn’t allow me work on ‘Latin nights’ because allegedly my braids didn’t seem Spanish enough!” she tweeted. “I’ve even talked about strip club and colorism in the past.”
Cardi B responded by claiming that she was trying to seem like a black girl with her braids at the time, forcing the Invasion of Privacy rapper to hit back.
“How was I attempting to imitate a black woman?” She said, “Before I had enough money to acquire truly decent wigs, I had to wear styles that suited my hair structure.” “Working in a strip joint with a blowout or a wig left out just so you can sweat it out in 5 minutes.”
“Also, in NYC clubs, dark-skinned women always acquire the worst tan.” If you don’t have particular attributes or a specific type of style, you don’t fulfill the standards of these promoters.”
See her tweet below: