Cardi B and her team have spent the past week doing a bit of damage control after a years-old video surfaced during which the then-aspiring rapper was speaking openly about her less-than-perfect past.
During the video, the rapper admitted to "drugging and robbing" some of her clients when she was a stripper as a way to make ends meet. While she has since further explained that the men involved in the incidents she was vaguely referencing were "conscious, willing and aware of the circumstances," the video has stirred up both backlash and even an allegation of sexual assault against her.
On Wednesday (March 27), a man reposted one person's recounting of allegedly being robbed by Cardi B, with the statement alluding to sexual assault. Now, the man who uploaded the now-viral post, has come forward to set the record straight, admitting that the whole allegation was a "joke."
A user listed as Ak Ore Akim, who claims to have wrote the original post on Facebook, responded to a comment on the post, during which he reveals that his claims are actually false.
"That was a joke," he responded, answering a woman's question about the validity of the claim. "Any man who let's that type of s--t happen is a gullible dumb f--k! #SUCKA."
However, given that the original post has been shared and liked thousands of times on Facebook, the damage has already been done and the false admission adds yet another layer to the conversation.
During the post in question, Akim recalls allegedly meeting Cardi B when she was working as a stripper five years ago. During their alleged interaction, Cardi took him to the back room for a drink and that moments later, he left his drink unattended to go to the bathroom and afterwards finished the beverage, alluding to the rapper drugging him.
"Last thing I remembered was she was twerking on me, music blasting and that was it," the post reads. "The next morning, I saw a used condom on the floor and then I noticed all the cash I had, which was about $850, my Louis Vuitton belt and my iPod touch was missing. I tried calling her several times but I soon realized she gave me a Google voice number. I know she did it but I couldn't prove it so I never went to file charges mainly because I did not want my fiancee at the time to know what had happened so I took my 'L.'"
As it turns out, the allegation being outed as fabricated is resulting in yet another "L," with many calling him out for his distasteful "joke."
At the time of this report, Cardi B has not yet addressed this singular claim. Her response to the backlash does raise an interesting point, especially in regard to what behavior hip hop glorifies in men and appears to condemn in women.
"I'm a part of hip hop culture where you can talk about where you came from, talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are," Cardi explained. "There are rappers that glorify murder, violence, drugs [and] robbing. Crimes they feel they had to do to survive."
Cardi B has since shared that she will one day be writing a book to detail her past experiences, both the good and the bad, in full.
Take a look at Akim denouncing his previous claim in the post below.
His post went viral on facebook all for jokes, I wanna test his chin right now. this is not funny pic.twitter.com/jCznYzBWzO— (@cardihanna) March 27, 2019