Cardi B has posted another PSA after getting backlash over her complaints about food prices in recent weeks.
The rapper, 30, took to Twitter to point out the surge in the cost of everyday products, but some fans thought she shouldn’t be complaining from her position of privilege.
“Naaaaaa grocery shopping prices are ridiculous right now You might as well eat outside !!” Cardi tweeted, adding a grimacing face emoji.
Girl you rich as hell cut the nonsense you not one of us no more
— st.louis AmunRa (@St_Amun_Ra) January 4, 2023
As seen in the response to her tweet, some people called her out for being rich and complaining. “Girl you rich as hell cut the nonsense you not one of us no more.”
But some came to Cardi’s defense, pointing out her humble beginnings growing up in the Bronx.
“Y’all forget Cardi is from the hood? She know what it’s like. Might not relate much now but she def understands,” wrote one fan.
The USDA research predicted things would only get worse in the new year and all food prices would jump between 3.5 and 4.5 percent. Food-at-home prices such as grocery store purchases were predicted to increase between 3 and 4 percent, while food bought outside of the home could increase up to 5 percent.
Even though the food prices would likely increase at a smaller rate than in 2022, the 2023 food price jumps would still be historical average rates. “I’m worth more then that and guess what ? If I don’t save ,work and budget I could lose it too! What makes you think that no matter how much money you got you can’t lose it all if you don’t manage your money correctly. I too have bills, responsibilities and people I have to help,” Cardi wrote.
She jumped back on social media with another message. Check out it out below as she addresses the critics of her previous tweets.
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) January 5, 2023
One user loved that the artist is using her platform for everyday issues stating, “Yes… more celebrities should use their platform to address the real issues, real Americans, hard working folks, who are struggling to make ends meet and provide for their families. Good job @iamcardib thank you.”