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  /  01.06.2023

Cardi B may have a net worth in the millions and a platinum-selling album under her belt, but that doesn’t mean she is oblivious to issues in the world.

On Tuesday (Jan. 3), the “WAP” hitmaker hopped on social media to let the powers that be know “grocery shopping prices are ridiculous right now.” Many may have grown up with money-saving parentals saying, “We have food at the house,” which prompted the Grammy-winning artist to add, “You might as well eat outside.” She followed up with a tweet asking why lettuce costs $6 where she lives. The post included a clip of her former “Love & Hip Hop: New York” cast member and fellow rapper Remy Ma saying, “This is where I’m starting to get aggravated.”

Apparently, Cardi’s mentions were flooded with users who wondered how or why someone in her position would be worried about the price of anything, let alone food. On Wednesday (Jan. 4), she posted a minute-long video explaining her point of view. “Let me tell y’all something. When I be complaining about food prices, and y’all motherf**kers be like, ‘Ain’t you rich? Why you complaining about lettuce? Why you complaining about this?’ That just goes to show me [that] when you become successful, when you have money, you gonna f**king, you gonna go broke soon because y’all not budgeting,” she warned.

The chart-topper was hopeful that her influence and impact could make a difference. “Of course I’ma say something. The f**k? ‘Cause if I think that s**t is crazy, I could only imagine what middle-class people or people in the hood is motherf**king thinking… and I have a big platform, so I do want anybody that’s responsible [for] these f**king prices to put that s**t the f**k down,” the 30-year-old said. “I like Cardi B, she strikes me as a very genuine person. Also, she’s right. Groceries are too f**king expensive,” a tweet from yesterday (Jan. 5) read in response to her message.

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