The “WAP” rapper, 28, received backlash on Sunday when she asked her Twitter followers if she should buy an $88,000 purse, calling the out-of-this-world purchase “tempting.” Given the ongoing pandemic, mass unemployment and other issues plaguing society, Cardi’s fans didn’t take too kindly that she would casually throw money around like that.
You asking a bunch of poor motherfuckers in the middle of a panoramic ? Chile.— JUSTICE FOR BRANDON ROBERTS (@r0yalti) December 6, 2020
“Sis, there’s an eviction crisis, folks can’t feed their families, students are drowning in debt, and people are sick with and dying of COVID,” tweeted one follower. “Most of us don’t have the luxury of $88 temptations so hearing you’re trying to drop $88k on a purse feels hella wrong.”
Though Cardi didn’t read the room, she did read the responses to her tweet, prompting her to spin the narrative and offer to match anyone’s charitable donations.
they not tryna talk shit about you 😩 they just telling you that it was tonedeaf of you tweet about that bag during a pandemic when a lot of people are struggling. thats it.— 𝔡𝔬𝔪.🦋🧜🏾♀️ (@dominiqtrix) December 7, 2020