Cardi B is outspoken AF about the things that she’s passionate about. Most recently, she went on a rant to blast haters who accuse her of spending too much money, and she makes some really good points.
She may rap about “Money” and “Money Bags” but that doesn’t mean she’s rolling in as much dough as you would think.
In an Instagram video, Cardi B addressed comments about her “extravagant” and “luxurious” spending habits.
Cardi B breaks down her monthly expenses and says IRS takes 45% of her earnings 💸 pic.twitter.com/Yo07fwAGxP
— Complex (@Complex) February 6, 2019
The video begins with her calling haters out for sticking their nose in other people’s finances.
“You know what I hate? I hate when celebrities do something very extravagant but something very luxurious, there’s people on the comments say ‘You could have donated that’ or ‘we going backwards you could’ve done this or that with your money’. Who are you to tell people whatta do with their hard-working ass money?”
She went on to school viewers about how taxes work on income like hers.
“First of all do you know that artists, celebrities the IRS out of every check that you make they automatically take 45% of your check? That means in order to spend $500,000 you’ve gotta make at least a million.”
Not only that, Cardi B, like many other rappers, isn’t just taking care of herself.
“An artist like me, a lot of rappers that I know, they literally take care of their whole family. And that’s not tax deductible. The IRS don’t consider that a business. Being an artist, looking good for ya, doing all this extra sh*t to please ya. That sh*t costs money.”
So how much does it cost to be Cardi B?
“My bills is like $300,000, $250,000 every single month and I try to put it cheaper but it’s just, it’s not.”
People are loving her latest rant.
I bloody love her!!
— Kerrie-Anne Pratt (@KAduckworth) February 7, 2019
She’s telling the truth from the beginning to the end of the video, period pic.twitter.com/PyhebnYhKC
— Champagne M (@Mz860) February 6, 2019
— Shiva Gireesan (@shivagireesan) February 7, 2019
Got to admit, she actually made good points. https://t.co/QFYHjoVihR
— Bjorn Ironside (@jourdainlowe) February 6, 2019
If Cardi were ever to teach a college economics class, I'd take it IN👏 A 👏HEART♥️BEAT🎼 HONEY🐝 https://t.co/aoKKdv5jW6
— Emily O'Donnell (@emily_odonnell) February 7, 2019
Others are backing her, saying she doesn’t need to defend herself.
— rob (@Blackrob2013) February 7, 2019
Like @DollyParton has stated, “it costs a lot of money to look this cheap” #Truth as well, I like to say cheap ain’t good and good ain’t cheap! So @iamcardib is 100% right and owes no one any explanation! ❤️✌️
— Neeko (@Neekobcnu) February 6, 2019
You tell ’em, girl.