Cardi B slams inflation saying her grocery prices have tripled
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Cardi B has slammed inflation in a furious online rant, saying her grocery prices have tripled.
Of course, many people across the world are really feeling the pinch at the moment – whether it’s down to a pricey Christmas period, the cost of living crisis or not being paid enough.
But it turns out this includes Cardi B, who took to Twitter to fume about the prices of grocery staples like lettuce, having noticed it jumped from ‘like $2’ in price just a couple of months ago to ‘f***king $7’.
She began by tweeting: “Naaaaaa grocery shopping prices are ridiculous right now. You might as well eat outside!!”
Cardi then added: “B***h why lettuce cost 6 dollars where I live at?”
But other social media users lashed out at the rapper, suggesting her wealth meant she was in a much better position than others - especially as she recently got paid $1 million for performing a 35 minute set.
One commented: “Girl you rich as hell cut the nonsense you not one of us no more.”
Naturally, Cardi – whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar Cephus – wasn't just going to let the hate slide in without speaking her mind further.
In a follow-up video, she explained that she’d realised how, if she was baulking at prices, she ‘can only imagine’ what those in lower class households are feeling.
“Let me tell you something, when I be complaining about food and all y'all mother f**kers be like, ‘Ain't you rich why you complaining about lettuce? Why you complaining about this?’
“That just goes to show me when you become successful - when you have money - you're going to f***** go broke soon because y'all not budgeting.
“I get a summary of the money that is being spent in my home every week, so when I'm starting to see that like groceries is like tripling up, it's like, ‘Ay yo, what the f**k is going on?’
“I want to see for myself what the f**k s**t is being spent on.”
Cardi also urged those in power to do something about it, having found she couldn’t stay silent about the matter.
She continued: “And when I go to the f**king supermarket... I'm seeing that everything tripled up - that like lettuce was like $2 a couple of months ago and now it's like f**king $7," she said.
“And I have a big platform, so I do want anybody that is responsible for these f****** prices to put that s*** the f*** down.”
Cardi added: “Of course I'm going to say something. The f****. Because if I think that s**t is crazy, I can only imagine what middle class people or people in the hood is motherf**king thinking, so yes I'm going to say something.”
A number of Twitter users came out to defend the star, agreeing that she was attempting to raise awareness of an issue that affects so many.
One said: "The fact she's not broke at all and still concerned about the rapidly increasing price of food should make you appreciate her post even more. The empathy for those less fortunate financially is absolutely implied."