Cardi B Responds to Critics of Her Nude Photo, Talks Plastic Surgery Plans & More: Watch
Cardi B spent almost a half hour "putting you all onto shit that I be thinking about" Sunday (Aug. 26) on a live video broadcast on Instagram.
The rapper covered a lot of ground during her rant. She defended the nude photo Offset posted Saturday and why she performed at his New York City show this weekend, even though she canceled her own upcoming tour plans. She spilled her desire to get liposuction and her breast augmentation redone. She defended her right to be a "nasty ass, freak ass bitch" and expressed why she's over trying to have a clean image.
"Let me be free," she said to her critics on camera. "If I wanna be half-ass naked, why not? A bitch used to be a whole motherfucking stripper. If I wanna feel sexy, if I want ya all to see my motherfucking body, why the fuck not?"
Saturday night, Cardi surprised the crowd during Migos' set at Madison Square Garden, where she rapped her "MotorSport" verse.
As she explains: "I went to see my man perform, out here in my city, New York. You know, they asked me if I can get on stage. And it's like, why the fuck not? I was so nervous 'cause I had these long ass motherfucking heels and shit and the motherfucking stage was shaking."
Her guest appearance apparently irked some people on social media.
"Let me tell you all something, right," said Cardi. "I seen a lot of people like, 'Oh, didn't you cancel your tour? Why you performing onstage?' And it's like, well, first of all, you know what I'm saying, going on tour in different cities every day -- that means I wouldn't be able to see my child. My child is in New York right now. And second of all, I only got on the stage for two minutes and I literally just rapped. When I go on tour and shit, I gotta put on a whole show. That means I gotta bend over, do somersaults and shit, do choreography -- and that's something my body is not ready to take right now."
For what it's worth, she did hint that she'd like to make some "special appearances with Bruno Mars" on the tour she had to drop out of.
Cardi went on to her next topic: proudly being her "nasty" self.
She said, "Let me tell you, all right, let me tell you how I been trying to like clean my image up, right? I don't know if you all noticed, but for a hot minute, even before I was pregnant I wasn't doing scandalous outfits. I was trying to show as much less skin as possible. When I perform, I would wear like leotards and shit but not extremely revealing. Like I really [didn't] want to be too sexy and everything because I felt like I needed a more cleaner image. And then it's just like, for what? For what? Like yesterday, when I posted myself half naked and everything, it's just like, why should I act like I'm a fucking angel? I'm not a motherfucking angel. I'm a motherfucking nasty ass freak ass bitch. Why should I clean my image up? Why should I act like I'm a saint? Why should I wear skirts that are to my ankles every single day? Ya all still gonna call me a ho. Ya all still gonna call me a motherfucking stripper. Ya all still gonna call me all that shit."
As the filming continued, she showed some extra skin on her stomach and said, "A lot of people think that I got lipo. I really, really didn't. I'm naturally skinny so I got slim real fast. But my body's still not where I want it to be ... I still got like a lot of love handles right here. They're not much, but I'm used to having a real tight stomach, so it's like seeing all this extra skin and shit -- where the fuck did you came from? I might just get a little lipo, you know what I'm saying?"
"I will get my boobs done over," she added. "I just don't know when I'm gonna have the time to do it because I don't think I got a whole month or three weeks for recovery."
Cardi ended her video going off on government and what the country's doing with her tax money, ranting about the IRS taking 45 percent of her earnings.
"This country right here is literally raping people," she said. "They raping their citizens with no lubricant."
"N----- using my goddamn tax money and shit on motherfucking immigration prisons and shit, for building walls and shit. I don't want my money to go to that shit. I want my motherfucking money to go to my motherfucking city," Cardi complained.
Watch her full live chat in the video below.