Cardi B is known for being a controversial character, but her latest interview has left fans in utter shock.

It looks like she might have finally taken things too far...

 

Cardi B is at it again.

This time she has been slammed by fans for refusing to apologize for saying the R-word, despite acknowledging everyone's disapproval.

Now, the rapper had a pretty difficult start in life.

Born in the Bronx, NY, Cardi (her real name is Belcalis Almanzar) came from a life of domestic violence and poverty and had to resort to stripping aged nineteen to make ends meet.

This wasn't a path she ideally wanted to go down...

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"The first time I stripped I was really embarrassed, I felt like I could hear my parents voice in my head," she told ID magazine last year. "After a while, I didn't even care anymore. I was seeing the money that I feel like I would've never seen ever."

In 2015, she joined the cast of the VH1 reality TV series Love & Hip Hop: New York...

But after 2 seasons, Cardi announced that she would be leaving the show to pursue a career in music - the thing she was truly passionate about.

She soon made her musical debut on Jamaican reggae fusion singer Shaggy's remix to his single "Boom Boom"...

And the rest is history.

In the space of 2 years, the singer's life has taken a complete U-turn.

With an estimated net worth of around $8m, and even being hailed as one of TIME's most influential people in the world last year, the star has truly made her mark on the industry.

But before she became an awarding-winning singer, she was a social media star.

Cardi first found fame when some of her posts on Vine and Instagram went viral, catapulting her to instant stardom. Her stage name, Cardi B, came from her family nickname... Bacardi. Quite fitting, don't you agree?

The star has since become renowned for her headline-making behavior...

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With her explicit lyrics and brazen behavior both on and off stage, Cardi B has certainly made a name for herself in the world of music.

But Cardi's outlandish behavior has only propelled her even further...

Her crude lyrics and overwhelming stage presence certainly haven't stopped her from succeeding; they've done quite the opposite, in fact. Throughout her career, she has bagged herself a Grammy, 7 Billboard Awards, 3 MTV Music Awards, and 2 Guinness World Record Awards. Not too shabby.

Because if you've got it...

Flaunt it, right?

You have to admire her confidence...

Part of Cardi's overall image is her sassy attitude. She's never afraid to speak her mind and is always open to experimenting with new and outlandish looks.

She documents every single aspect of her life on Instagram...

And I feel many parents will agree with me when I say that Cardi's Instagram page is not a place for children.

Her outspoken nature on social media has landed the rapper in quite a lot of trouble in the past, however.

For example, who remembers the time when Cardi decided she was going to post a picture of her daughter which had been edited to show what the child would look like as an adult?

When a fan pointed out that the 2-year-old actually looks more like her sister than her, things got awkward.

It seems as though one fan had their own theories, suggesting Kulture looked more like a combination of Offset and Cardi's sister Carolina, AKA Hennessy. Yikes.

Responding to the fan, Cardi wrote this:

“I think cause Hennessy got c****y eyes like Offset and so do KK. It's the only think [sic] I could think off [sic]."

Fans immediately jumped on the singer, calling her out for the use of the racist slur often hurled at Asians.

That's when everything took a dramatic turn and Cardi was on the receiving end of intense backlash to which she was forced to respond.

She then said this:

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“I didn’t know that c****y eyes was a slur like wtfff I DONT KNOW F*****G EVERYTHING !!" she wrote in a since-deleted tweet, using the slur again. “We don’t even use that as a [sic] insult and I didn’t use it as a [sic] insult."

She also added that she was "sick of the internet."

But if you do say something offensive, the usual response is to apologize and then move on. Why get enraged when you're the one that did something wrong?

Anyway, Cardi is clearly used to the backlash...

And today, she has more of it to deal with after she went on to defend her use of the R-word despite the clap back she's received from fans.

It all got brought to the surface once again in a recent interview with Hip-Hop Editor, Carl Lamarre, when he asked if she feels that "expectations are still higher for female artists."

"I don't want to be like, 'Oh, female artists, we have it hard.' But we do f***ing be having it mad hard!" she replied. "N****s be out here doing the most, being disrespectful," she continued. "Just the other day, I was getting chewed up because I said the R-word. Like, how you gonna cancel me for calling myself r*****ed?"

She added: "They want you to be Mother Teresa, they want you to put out music, and they want you to look a certain way. It's like, 'Y'all gotta chill - I'm just a regular-degular b****, man.'"

She was referring to the incident in October when she accidentally shared a nude, followed by a voice note using the R-word to describe herself. "Lord, Lord, why the f*** you have to make me so stupid and r*****ed? Why? Why, why, why?" she said. "You know what, I'm never going to beat myself up about it."

The R-slur is considered highly offensive to those with disabilities.

And understandably, the voice note was immediately met with backlash, although it doesn't look like she'll be apologizing anytime soon. Keep scrolling for more on the star...