Speaking her truth. An old video of Cardi B resurfaced on Sunday, March 24, where the “Bodak Yellow” crooner revealed that she “robbed” and “drugged” men during her stripper days. Now, the rapper is defending her comments.

“I had to go strip, I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to f—k me? Yeah, Yeah, yeah, let’s go back to this hotel,’” the 26-year-old said in the Instagram Live video from three years ago. “I drugged n—ers and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do.”

Shortly after, many of her followers used the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB, referring to the R. Kelly Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly where multiple women came forward with their sexual assault allegations about the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer.

In response, the Grammy winner took to Instagram to clarify her previous comments. “So, I’m seeing on social media that a live I did three years ago has popped back up. A live where I talked about things I had to do in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living,” she wrote on Tuesday, March 26. “I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world wit [sic] a perfect past. I always speak my truth, I always own my s—t. I’m a part of a hip-hop culture where you can talk about where you come from, talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.”

The brunette beauty stated that other rappers may “glorify murder, violence, drugs and robbing,” but that is something she never did.

She added, “I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it. I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options. I was blessed to have been able to rise from that but so many women have not. Whether or not they were poor choices at the time I did what I had to do to survive.”

The New York native concluded the lengthy post by writing, “The men I spoke about in my live were men that I dated, that I was involved with. Men that were conscious, willing and aware. I have a past that I can’t change, we all do.”

Cardi’s followers rallied behind the star. One person wrote, “Well said, boo. We all have been there and had to do s—t we not proud of, but the important thing is you continue to rise above it,” while another echoed, “Head strong, baby girl. You’re growing and evolving. More than others can say about themselves. We love you!”

Props to keeping it real, girl!

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