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Professor Cardi B Breaks Down How You Can Be Black And Latino For The Folks Who Still Don’t Understand The Difference Between Race And Ethnicity

Since dominating the music scene with her megahit “Bodak Yellow” last year, Cardi B has been the conversation on just about everyone’s lips. But when folks are not talking about the Bronx rapper’s rags to riches story or latest hip-hop collaboration, they seem to be debating the validity of her blackness — and Cardi has had enough. In a recent interview for CR Fashion Book, the rising Dominican-Trinidadian star is straight killing that noise.

“Some people want to decide if you’re Black or not, depending on your skin complexion, because they don’t understand Caribbean people or our culture,” she told Zendaya in a Q&A for the beauty and fashion magazine.

“I feel like people need to understand or get a passport and travel. I don’t got to tell you that I’m Black. I expect you to know it.”

They trinna crucify me like they did Christ .

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Most critics believe that Cardi — born Belcalis Almanzar — isn’t Black because she’s part-Latina. But, as she explains, latinidad is an ethnicity. It simply means she, or her family, comes from a Latin American country. But in that region, especially in the Dominican Republic, there are people of all races, including, and largely, people of African descent.

“When my father taught me about Caribbean countries, he told me that these Europeans took over our lands. That’s why we all speak different languages. I expect people to understand that just because we’re not African American, we are still Black. It’s still in our culture,” she continued.

“Just like everybody else, we came over here the same fucking way. I hate when people try to take my roots from me.”

You don’t want this gun smoke

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People who question the rapper’s blackness are at once disregarding that Latinos can be — and that millions, like her, are — Black as well as ignoring that the star is from another Afro-Caribbean island, Trinidad.

The questioning of Afro-Latinas’ blackness, of course, is not new. Most recently, Love & Hip-Hop Miami star Amara La Negra has held interview after interview explaining the difference between race and ethnicity and using herself as an example of being simultaneously Latino and Black. She’s not alone. From Hollywood to just about every ‘hood in the country, Afro-Latinos are — and have long been — fighting to exist and to be seen as their whole selves.

As Cardi says, “I really just want people to understand that the color that I have and features that I have are not from two white people fucking.”

Catch the rest of her interview over at CR Fashion Book.

Read: After Being Accused Of Blackface, Amara La Negra Shut Down The Ignorance And Broke Down What It Means To Be Afro-Latina

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

Stay grateful you did not grow up in the era of Snapchat/ Instagram/ Facebook kids because you can delete but your recorded actions can still come back to bite. Cardi B knows the story. While the Afro-Latina queen of Trap isn’ making any apologies, the latest video to be dug up from her past is requiring her to give some answers.

Video of the singer, recalling a time in her life in which she felt forced to drug and rob men while seducing them has resurfaced.

Over the weekend, video of the “Money” rapper recalling how she used to drug and rob men resurfaced.

The video, which was recorded during an Instagram live broadcast, sees Cardi as she goes on a tearful verbal tirade about her past. This after, someone apparently questioned her success and accused her of not “putting in no fucking work.”

“I had to go ‘oh yeah, you wanna fuck me? Yeah yeah yeah let’s go to this hotel.’ And then I’d drug [expletivie] up and I’d rob them. That’s what I used to do.”

Users online were quick to comment.

“The fact that cardi b admitted to drugging and robbing men she would take back to a hotel for sex blows my mind,” wrote Twitter user @itsangelaa. “That’s not ‘keeping it real.’ that’s a crime.”

“I wonder what woulda happened if it were the other way round,” @BTSisthecauseo5 commented.

At the onset of the backlash, the rapper seemed to take the comments rather lightly.

The following day she also tweeted “IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE, IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE and I love it.”

On Tuesday, however, after users on Instagram and Twitter continued to simmer, she was forced to issue comment.

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In a post to her Instagram, the rapper responded to the comments about the video by saying: “I’m a part of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.”


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Cardi B To Make Feature Film Debut In Stripper Scam Movie ‘Hustlers’ Alongside J. Lo

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Cardi B To Make Feature Film Debut In Stripper Scam Movie ‘Hustlers’ Alongside J. Lo

Cardi B has dominated the music charts with bangers that allude to her past life as a New York City stripper, and now the hip-hip star is ready to take over the big screen as a scammin’ dancer in the film “Hustlers.”

Deadline reports that the movie, set in New York during the 2008 financial crisis, is a tale of strippers who join together to swindle their Wall Street clients. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler), “Hustlers” is based on a 2015 article by Jessica Pressler for New York Magazine titled “The Hustlers at Scores.”

The film will also star Jennifer Lopez, who Cardi worked with in 2018 on the hit “Dinero,” as well as Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), Julia Stiles (“Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar-winner Mercedes Ruehl (“The Fisher King”).

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To a theater near you ❤️

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Lopez is also producing the movie alongside STXfilms, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina, who collaborated previously on the 2018 rom-com “Second Act.”

While “Hustlers” will mark Cardi’s first major acting role, she isn’t new to the screen. The Bronx rapper appeared as herself on Love and Hip Hop: New York for two seasons, before her explosive music career, and made a guest appearance on Gabrielle Union’s BET series Being Mary Jane in 2017.

Shooting for the film will begin on March 22, 2019, and we’re all excited to see our fave Dominican-Trinidadian on the big screen.

Read: It’s The Beginning Of The Year And Cardi B and Selena Gomez Have Already Topped Spotify’s Most-Streamed Female Artists

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