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Cardi B responds to backlash over her drugging, robbing men

March 26, 2019
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FILE - This Dec. 7, 2018 file photo shows Rapper Cardi B, center, arriving at Queens County Criminal Court in New York on charges related to a brawl at a New York strip club. Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video surfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and robbed men for money. The Grammy winner posted a statement Tuesday, March 26, 2019, on Instagram that she had “very limited options” and needed to do anything to “survive.” The former stripper says she wasn’t trying to glorify her actions, but felt it was necessary at the time. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
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FILE - This Dec. 7, 2018 file photo shows Rapper Cardi B, center, arriving at Queens County Criminal Court in New York on charges related to a brawl at a New York strip club. Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video surfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and robbed men for money. The Grammy winner posted a statement Tuesday, March 26, 2019, on Instagram that she had “very limited options” and needed to do anything to “survive.” The former stripper says she wasn’t trying to glorify her actions, but felt it was necessary at the time. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video resurfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and robbed men for money.

The Grammy winner posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram that she had “very limited options” and needed to do anything to “survive.” The former stripper says she wasn’t trying to glorify her actions, but felt it was necessary at the time.

Cardi B is facing backlash from the Instagram Live video she says is from three years ago. Some on social media have criticized the rapper for her admission with the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB in reference to the R. Kelly documentary “Surviving R. Kelly.”

Cardi says the men she spoke about in the video were ones she dated and they were “conscious, willing and aware.”

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