Grammy award-winning rapper Cardi B is getting raw and real about her past #MeToo experience.
The “Press” hitmaker appeared on an episode of Untold Stories of Hip Hop set to air on Thursday. On the WE tv show, Cardi B recounts being sexually assaulted by a photographer during a magazine photoshoot. In a clip of her interview with the show’s host Angie Martinez, the rapper said:
“…the photographer, he was trying to get close to me like, ‘Yeah, you want to get in this magazine?’ Then he pulled his d— out.”
Cardi B then went on to tell Martinez how she handled the situation. “I was like, ‘[You’re] fucking bugging. You know what? I’m out,’” she said. The rapper recalled reporting the incident to the magazine’s owner saying:
“I told the magazine owner and he just looked at me like, ‘So? And?’”
She also went on to share her sentiments about the #MeToo movement. Cardi B noted that she knows of girls “from the hood” that went through the same sexual harassment she did. She then says that this treatment perpetuates the idea that women must go through unwanted sexual advances and committing sexual favors in exchange for certain things. And occurrence that she says happens every day.
Martinez then asked the rapper if this sort of incidents still happen to her to which she responded: “Oh, hell no. I’ll put you on blast on my Instagram … I’ll f—ing violate.”
Cardi has previously spoken about the same experience back in 2018. She spoke to Cosmopolitan magazine about how the public tends to disregard women coming forward.