Cardi B is the best friend all of us need.
Just recently, the multi-awarded rapper stood up for her friend Lizzo after some internet users said mean things to her.
Last weekend, the singer cried during an Instagram Live while explaining to her fans how hateful comments have affected her recently, especially with the release of her music video with Cardi B for their collab, “Rumors”.
She said, “People who have something mean to say about you, and for the most part it doesn’t hurt my feelings, I don’t care. I just think when I’m working this hard, my tolerance gets lower, my patience is lower. I’m more sensitive, and it gets to me.”
Cardi defended her friend by retweeting Lizzo’s tear-jerking clip and writing, “When you stand up for yourself, they claim your [sic] problematic & sensitive. When you don’t, they tear you apart until you crying like this.”
“Whether you skinny, big, plastic, they going to always try to put their insecurities on you,” she added. “Remember these are nerds looking at the popular table.”
In a separate tweet, she slammed critics saying that their latest collab is “flopping”. Cardi tweeted, “Rumors is doing great. Stop trying to say the song is flopping to dismiss a womans [sic] emotions on bullying or acting like they need sympathy. The song is top 10 on all platforms. Body shaming and callin [sic] her mammy is mean & racist as f–k.”
Lizzo then retweeted Cardi’s post and many fans praised her for defending her friend. One touching tweet that has earned hundreds of likes stated, “That’s the most thing I love about you. You don’t only stand up for yourself you stand up for your friends too; it’s awe-inspiring. I have never heard of Lizzo before this collab to be honest but guess what? I’m in love now.”
“Rumors” is the first single released by Lizzo since 2019. It isn’t the first time that she talked about the impact of online trolls on her social media presence. She has an active Twitter account but she revealed last year that she’d be stepping back from the social media platform because of the negative comments she’s been receiving.
Back then, the 33-year-old singer tweeted, “Yeah I can’t do this Twitter s–t no more… too many trolls… I’ll be back when I feel like it.”