Cardi B often hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Known for her eyebrow-raising behavior, the star certainly hasn't fallen short of controversy over the last couple of years.
This week, the rapper has starteda GoFundMe page to free the controversial 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic - made famous by Netflix's Tiger Kings.
Keep scrolling for the full story.
Cardi B got the world's attention for her frank attitude towards her life as a stripper.Most people know her for her catchy hits including "Bodak Yellow" and "I like It" but the Grammy winner has been pretty open about her life before fame as a stripper.
She had a pretty difficult start in life.
In the space of 2 years, the singer's life has taken a complete u-turn.
Her breakthrough hit landed her in some trouble, however."Bodak Yellow" skyrocketed to number one on the Billboard Top 100, making her the second rapper to get to number 1 with a solo song. The first was Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" in 1998, BBC News reports. But it wasn't long before things went south...
Many accused Cardi of stealing from another rapper...
But, in response to the backlash, Cardi insisted she was merely inspired by Kodak Black's song.
Before she became an awarding-winning singer, she was a social media star...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?
The star has since become renowned for her headline-making behavior.
via: GettyWith 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.
She hasn't fallen short of raising a few eyebrows.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.
She even appeared as a regular cast member on the VH1 series Love & Hip Hop: New York from 2015 to 2017.And, in usual Cardi B-style, the spoke candidly about her then-boyfriend who was banged up in jail, and of course, she chatted all things music too.
Cardi's outlandish behavior has only propelled her even further...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. And she's definitely been putting her success to good use. You won't believe how much money she spent this week on kids in need! Keep scrolling to learn more.
You have to admire her confidence.
But this week, the star has hit headlines for a very different reason.
via: Getty ImagesThis time not for her explicit lyrics, outlandish behavior, or temperamental relationship (read all about that saga at the end - and trust us, it really is saga.)
A few weeks back the star made some unexpected claims online.
via: Getty ImagesThe rapper posted a series of tweets insinuating that she's ready for a change in career. And it's not what you'd expect...
Fans were slightly confused.
@iamcardib Love you Cardi, but stick to rapping— Alberto DeJesus (@Alberto DeJesus)1578865918.0
It hasn't gone down well with some people...
@iamcardib This one should’ve stayed in the drafts— angel (@angel)1578872991.0
Cardi says she now wants to be a politician.
I think I want to be a politician.I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Goverment— iamcardib (@iamcardib)1578865885.0
Turns out, she's actually really serious about this...
I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress.I deadass have sooo much ideas that m… https://t.co/qvTA37JIwR— iamcardib (@iamcardib)1578891683.0
Looks like we'll have to watch this space...
I will have to explain a lot so I will have to do a video or a live talking about it ...So imma come back to my las… https://t.co/hXOztrsHec— iamcardib (@iamcardib)1578866888.0
And if that wasn't enough controversy.Cardi has just said she's setting up a GoFundMe page for none other than Joe Exotic, the controversial Tiger King made famous by the recent Netflix show.
She took to Twitter.
Carol you think you slick bitch 😒😒😒😒— iamcardib (@iamcardib)1585276408.0
She called Carole Baskin out.
They did Joe so dirty over and over again— iamcardib (@iamcardib)1585284250.0
Carole you think you slick b*tch.She then said:
Who you think is more wrong? Narcissist joe? Or Greedy Carol? And Why?
Cardi also retweeted a conspiracy theory.
Bout to start a gofundme account for Joe .He shall be free.— iamcardib (@iamcardib)1585372941.0
She's gonna need A LOT of money.
I Stan him...Leave me alone https://t.co/SmsjCly3Is— iamcardib (@iamcardib)1585373064.0