What do you do when you’re struggling with gift ideas for a loved one? Do you put in more research? Do you simply ask them what they’d like? Or do you just throw a load of cold, hard, cash at them?
Well, Cardi B clearly settled with the later on this one.
The rapper posted a video of her slightly puzzling present to her Instagram account, and the internet is divided as to whether it’s a thoughtful gesture or a careless and crude splurge of wealth. Keep scrolling to decide for yourself…
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.
Cardi’s crude lyrics and overall 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.
That always makes you appreciate someone a little bit more, doesn’t it?
Born in the Bronx, NY, Cardi – real name: Belcalis Almanzar – came from a life of domestic violence and poverty and had to resort to stripping to make ends meet.
She 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?
Cardi has never been one to shy away from the spotlight and has often flaunted her assets in revealing and figure-hugging outfits both on and off the stage.
Flaunt it, right?
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.
And we have to say, she’s completely slaying it.
Cardi has made it big, and she often displays her lavish and expensive lifestyle all over her Instagram account. Because why the hell not?
Having first met in 2017, the couple have had one hell of a whirlwind romance.
Last year, Cardi famously called time on their relationship after she found out that he had cheated on her.
The couple, who share their daughter, Kulture, together, seemingly put their problems to a side and got back together.
“When me and my husband got into our issues – you know, he cheated and everything – and I decided to stay with him and work together with him, a lot of people were so mad at me; a lot of women felt disappointed in me,” Cardi explained in a recent interview with Vogue.
And she gave Offset another chance.
“But it’s real-life s***. If you love somebody and you stop being with them, and you’re depressed and social media is telling you not to talk to that person because he cheated, you’re not really happy on the inside until you have the conversation.”
Because she surprised her husband in the most ostentatious way possible for his birthday.
Cardi was clearly at a loss at what to buy her husband for his birthday – In her video, he can be seen sat sheepishly in the kitchen while she says:
“So, everyone’s sayin’ you got every car, every jewelry, you got everything, you got every shoe – what else can I give somebody who got everything?”
$500,000. In cash. In the fridge. You can’t make this stuff up…
Like any of us would be, obviously.
He can be heard saying “You didn’t have to”, in which Cardi B then replies, “I know I don’t have to give you this money, but I don’t know what to give you and I gotta give you something.”
Cardi posted the full moment onto her Instagram account with the caption, “Big daddy shlong Birthday.”
And slammed the rapper for showing off her wealth and giving away too much money to those who simply don’t need it.
However, some have pointed out that she has worked hard for her money, so, therefore, can spend it on whatever she likes.
In the video, she can be heard saying:
“You could buy a car, you could buy more clothes, you could buy jewelry, you could buy me more Birkin bags. You could do whatever the hell you want. Happy birthday, but don’t expect no Christmas gift from me. Ain’t no Christmas gift. Only for the kids.”
That’s fair enough…
For more on Cardi, keep scrolling to read about the time she stripped bare to defend plastic surgery…