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Cardi B Just Shut Down A ‘Racist’ NY Hotel After They Accused Her And Her Crew Of Smoking Marijuana Without Gathering Any Evidence

Cardi B might be topping charts, but the “Bodak Yellow” singer says she still continues to experience everyday racism. In a recent video that has since been deleted from her Instagram page, the singer claims that she and her crew were booted from a hotel over the weekend after staff accused them of smoking weed. The hip hop artist has ardently denied the allegations and countered them by accusing the hotel’s staff of racism.

In a lengthy video posted to her Instagram page, the singer explains how she was kicked out of her hotel early Sunday morning.

The rapper and her crew were in Albany for a show and planned to spend the night at a Hilton Hotel in Albany. According to Cardi, she and her team were woken up in the middle of the night by hotel staffers that accused them of creating a smell that permeated their floor. Cardi claims that “everybody on the floor” who was not apart of her group was “caucasian,” and that police determined she and her team had been responsible without ever giving their rooms a sweep for proof of any kind and ultimately kicked them out. In a video the captures the moment the rapper makes her exit out of the hotel, Cardi can be seen calling the hotel’s staff “racist.”  “I don’t wanna be the one to pull the race card,” Cardi says at one point in her own video clip, “but, like, that is the only explanation that I could f*cking find.”

At the start of her self-made video, Cardi says “Albany is known for being racist.”

“The floor that I was staying in in my hotel room, it smelled like weed. So the cops came in the middle of the night, knocking on my manager and on my door, talking about that we were smoking weed and we gotta get kicked out,” Cardi explains after claiming that she was actually attempting to recover from a cold. “Now, if you know me, I don’t even talk about smoking weed because everybody knows that I do not smoke weed — I get very paranoid. And none of my team members smoke weed. If they was to kick us out for something else, all right, but for weed? I’m not taking that, because we do not smoke. I could get — we could all get drug-tested. Nobody smokes. Nobody smokes, especially when I’m sleeping and I’m wild sick.”

Allegations against Cardi B and her crew are still up in the air.

RIC FLAIR!!!

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As of today, the hotel has declined to comment on the incident and so far only Cardi B has spoken up about it. Still, the rapper’s tale highlights an ongoing problem faced by minority groups. According to the ACLU, people of color are 3.73 times more likely than non people of color to be arrested for marijuana possession. When it comes to conviction and sentencing for people of color in New York those numbers also go up way way more than they do for white people. The gap that divides the number of arrests faced by women of color versus white women is also vast. The incarceration rate for Black women is four times that of white women and 16% of today’s female prisoners identify as Latina.

There’s no doubt institutional racism continues to be a very real issue plaguing our country. Here’s hoping all of us, continue the fight against the systematic racism that only keeps us from growth. Hotel security too.

Watch the moment Cardi B gets escorted out of the hotel.


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This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’

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This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’

To say our worlds were rocked when Pixar finally gave us a touching film about la cultura a few years ago would be the biggest understatement of the century. ‘Coco,’ the 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy starring Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt filled our hearts and also brought us to tears. Still, as satisfying as the film was, there’s no doubt it left us craving more. And it looks like we might just get it.

An IMDB page for Coco 2 has been created and I’m sorry but I can’t stop freaking out!!

According to IMDB user anthandsoc-95189 who appears to have long had the inside scoop on upcoming films, ‘Coco 2: Return To the Land Of the Living’ is in the works! Some digging around has also revealed that another sight might have information on the plot and characters of the sequel film. Of course, this information has yet to be confirmed and might be purely a wish, but if it is we’ll dream big!

According to IMDB ‘Coco 2’ will take place 6 years after the first film

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The IMDB page says “It’s been 6 years since the events happened for Miguel. But when Hector, Imelda, and his great grand-abuelos need Miguel’s help to come back to the Land of the Living because some mysterious sinister masked skeleton is haunting and rules their world with an iron fist and sword and hates music.”

Which means, if IMDB is correct, we haven’t seen the last of Mama Coco!

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Sweet Coco could have a really big role in the new film!!

Of course, other sites have other insights into the could-be sequel…

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Because of course everyone has an opinion!

According to Fandom.com ‘Coco 2’ will take place six years after the first film.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

We’ll see Miguel’s family attempt to throw him a fiesta, but sadly Miguel, still upset about Mama Coco’s death, will be upset.

When Miguel meets a sophisticated, ghostly and well-bred skeletal spirit Miguel will attempt to return to The Land Of The Dead for a vacation.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Now that’s an insane idea for a spring break.

In this version of the sequel, Miguel will a dark black hole to go back to The Land Of The Dead, to see Papa Hector and Mamma Imelda.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Of course, Miguel will be astonished when he sees his old family members for another time and finally gets to see Mama Coco.

Soon enough, Miguel is racing against time, once again, to avoid being a skeleton.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

But this time, Marcel might not be so bothered by the idea of living amongst the dead for forever.

Of course, all of this is speculative. Who knows if Pixar has plans for a sequel in the works, but as one fan points out this clip by Pixar on the DVD release has some great hints!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VplFL0KS75s

Fingers crossed!

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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.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bve_d3sFet7/

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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