The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements has gained traction in Hollywood, with men stepping up in support of women combating sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. However, our favorite "regular schmegular" girl from the Bronx has suspicions surrounding the timing of this support.
Cardi B recently chatted with Cosmopolitan. She discussed Offset infidelity stories (and criticism she received because of them), why she's not changing her personality to fit any molds and the "commercial appeal" of the #MeToo movement.
Cardi is glad that the conversation has caught steam, but she is rather cynical about whether it will foster real change; especially for women who share her background.
“A lot of video vixens have spoke about this and nobody gives a f*ck,” said Cardi. “When I was trying to be a vixen, people were like, ‘You want to be on the cover of this magazine?’ Then they pull their d*cks out. I bet if one of these women stands up and talks about it, people are going to say, ‘So what? You’re a ho. It don’t matter.’”
The chart-topping rapper isn't really jumping to give men credit for publicly embracing the movement, either. “These producers and directors,” she noted, “they’re not woke, they’re scared.”
She also talked about embracing her stripper past, despite how folks feel about it. “People say ‘why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it.’ Because y’all don’t respect me because of it, and y’all going to respect these strippers from now on,” Cardi said.