I have a serious question and I fear I may catch some slack for asking but it’s better to ask and find out then not ask and just not be in the know. What the hell is a Cardi B? Who is this chick?
I will be the first to admit that daily as I surf social networking sites and read urban blogs I see names of so-called celebrities I’ve never heard of before. Usually they come from reality television shows and they’re more so pseudo celebrities, no talent, but instead famous for who they’ve slept with and where they live or who they know. You know, like the Kardashians.
For the last six months or so I’ve seen the name Cardi B appear all over my social media, via blogs, and memes and these “hoe-like” and ratchet quotes. Yet somehow it seems that she is celebrated, popular, possibly famous. For months I’ve dismissed her when I see stories about her on my timeline. I don’t watch reality t.v. so all of these people are irrelevant to me but this Cardi B keeps popping up everywhere. First it was the memes and then, photos where she is “modeling” and now I think she has music. I first saw some things about her hosting a party in Baltimore and then about a concert and I said to myself again, who is this chick?
She reminds me of Kat Stacks, remember her? She was really popular for the same reason. She was a stripper who bragged about who she hooked up with and exposed a lot of dudes in the industry. She was really popular for being ratchet.
As I started to look into this chick to see who she is and why she could possibly have a following I was disgusted. It appears she got started on the road to fame by posting ratchet rants and videos to social media as so many of our people now do in hopes of insta fame. After garnering major attention for her buffoonery she was offered a place on Love and Hip Hop New York. That led to more television and radio appearances which has catapulted her into “stardom.”
Apparently one of the highlights of her story line on the show this year is her wanting to marry her guy while he’s in jail. What an idea…. why women watch and relate to these shows I don’t know but I remember when stars were role models and the type shows that were on t.v. were ones we idolized. It’s hard to turn on the television and see these women fighting, degrading themselves, using their kids as pawns, sharing men and having babies back and forth with them, being mistreated and staying.
Her YouTube page bills her as a model, IG comedian? Video vixen and exotic dancer. She has over a million and a half likes on Facebook, 243,000 twitter followers and more than 3 and a half MILLION Instagram followers.
I can look at what she’s doing and question why but the answer is obvious, it works. She’s making money at it so why not? Why not? Because we live in a society where seeing in believing and just like Carbi B who’s life changed within the course of a year as she earned insta fame, there are thousands of young girls looking up to her and thinking that this is the route to stardom.
Cardi B is not a star, she is a hot topic, a trend. Women like her will not be around long, she is no different than any of the “stars” that come out of these reality shows. A look at the history of how these women fare in the long run will tell you what to look for from her in just a few short years. See just like porn and modeling, a new girl turns 18 every day and wants her spot. Someone younger, prettier or more outrageous will replace her at some point. That’s the scary part. That women like this have become so accepted that you have little girls aspiring to be just like them. To be on reality t.v. is now a goal. To be outrageous enough to get noticed is the game plan of many. What about education and hard work?
I don’t knock anyone’s hustle, but I am confused as to when being a stripper, and glorifying a whore’s lifestyle became mainstream entertainment. I don’t get how someone becomes popular for spouting nonsense and exemplifying negative stereotypes. The fact that these people keep being pushed on us as celebrities should scare you. I constantly wonder why we allow this to be accepted, don’t we remember what real entertainment is? Sadly the younger generation never even had a chance to experience it.