In May, Cardi B had to cancel several upcoming concerts. This is due to doctor’s orders for her to rest after she got plastic surgery.
Last August, after the birth of her daughter, Cardi had suggested the idea that she might get liposuction.
In an Instagram Live video she said,
“I still feel like I got a lot of love handles right here. It’s not much, but it’s like — I’m used to having, like, a real tight stomach.”
After it was revealed she had the procedure, people started making nasty comments online. Many accused the star of being too lazy to work out.
#CANCEL since youre out here cancelling shows because you rather get plastic surgery than work out!
— KNICKS CURSE CONTINUES (@RubioFab) May 31, 2019
— 💱 (@Glencarneyjr) May 28, 2019
Plastic surgery? Say it ain't so…….
— Rollininny (@Rollininny) May 22, 2019
In a IG rant she could’ve done 30 squats 🤦🏽♀️
— J.No From Da West (@DaOriginalJ) May 29, 2019
cardi b saying she doesn’t have time to workout and that’s part of the reason she got plastic surgery is absolute bullshit. no hate to anyone that gets plastic surgery, but to present it as an alternative to working out is fucked up
— satch (@stchl_) May 31, 2019
Cardi B was ready for them.
“I do whatever the f– I want with my body,”
Her response begins.
“My job as an entertainer is a 24-hour job, bro. So, no, I don’t have time to work out.”
“And I wanted specific things that I know that no matter how much I work out, is not going to get fixed. Like my boobs, no matter how much I work out, they’re not going to lift themselves.”
“So yeah, I have to get f—- surgery. That’s right. All right?”
This is great, but unsurprising. After a wardrobe malfunction sparked debate about her, ahem, private parts, Cardi was very up front about her situation.
However, not all her words were for her haters. After hearing how disappointed her fans were over her cancellations and postponements, she apologized.
“I just want to say I’m sorry, guys. I gotta get better.”
She explained some of the side effects she’s been dealing with after plastic surgery.
“The way that my body be swelling up when I catch planes and s—, it’s so scary that I be freaking out. Like I really be freaking out.”
True. She can. I admire her for saying so. If she keeps things in perspective she'll be fine. If not there will be those consequences. I'm sure she knows…
— Alicia Cruz (@Alicia_C_) June 1, 2019
— Bibby🇺🇸🇲🇽 (@BibbySmalls) June 1, 2019
cardi b: openly admits to getting plastic surgery and gets bashed
kardashians/nicki: gets praised for their fake ass bodies lol
— emily (@emiIyyxo_) May 31, 2019
At least she’s owning it.
— summy101 (@SuMmy101) May 22, 2019
I’m not hating. Legit find this article interesting because plastic surgery is so prevalent-and so much pressure put on women to look a certain way, expectations, etc. I wonder what male rappers gotten knifed up or lipo?🤔
— Jean The Writer (@jean_the_writer) May 21, 2019
Rumors had been going around that the famed rapper had got liposuction, despite her initial denials. She confirmed the rumor at a concert in early May.
Despite her claim that she was “still gonna get [her] motherf-ing money back” from the expensive procedure by performing, it would seem she was a little overzealous.
A representative for Cardi told PEOPLE,
“Her strenuous schedule has taken a toll on her body and she has been given strict doctor’s orders to pull out of the rest of her performances in May.”
Fans suspected something was up when Cardi pulled out of a Memorial Day Weekend concert in Maryland. She also postponed a performance in El Paso.
Knowing now that she’s taking the time to heal, and that she’s one of the most successful entertainers in the world, it’s a little easier to crack some jokes.
just heard cardi b had to cancel some tour dates bc she’s recovering from liposuction……gotta say, that’s really shitty of her and she sucks lol #punintended
— kayla (@kdeeoh) May 22, 2019
Girl but Beyonce has time to work out and be a full time entertainer and mother but okayyyyyyy😂 pic.twitter.com/YQ2puf7SHZ
— barlos🖤 (@simplybarlos) May 29, 2019
I say the same thing haters ask me about my cake intake. https://t.co/Z12vKsUCla
— Cupcakes&Caviar (@PopPopPopKultur) June 1, 2019
Can we postpone any new music from her forever as well
— Raptor fan i swear i have been since 1999 (@ItsMCFoo) May 21, 2019
Cardi is scheduled to return to her concerts sometime later this month, but she’s not leaving fans completely alone. She released a new single called “Press” yesterday.