Cardi B Rule Out Racist Trolls Saying Black Rappers "Take Down" The Worth Of Birkin Luggage
Cardi B has no patience with racist trolls who misinterpret the influence of black female rappers on the fashion industry. On Sunday, the "WAP" actress spoke to social media commentators who criticize her Hermès Birkin collection and claim that the bags have "lost their value", which makes them less "exclusive".
In an almost four-minute Instagram video, Cardi has broken down the danger of this discriminatory thinking. Her point is underscored by an especially strong line: "You're not doing this to these white celebrities." She said, "I saw that tweet right. It had me and other rappers. They talked about whether we could get Birkins out of the Hermès store, and they also said how we could lower the value." I find this really interesting because the first thing I could definitely get was a bag. I actually got four bags from the Hermès store today. "
"Another thing is that they say we're depreciating," she continued. "Actually, we create added value because when we mention brands in hip-hop, we don't rise." For example, she can argue that her track "Bodak Yellow" directly affected Christian Louboutin's sales after she added a reference to the song. "When & # 39; Bodak Yellow & # 39; came out, you could actually find on Google that sales had increased by more than 1000 percent." The same goes for her line about Balenciaga in "I Like It That Way". Cardi explained, "It hasn't gone up either, and that's why they worked with me this year. Like hip-hop, we start with trends."
Cardi used the same theme to silence critics who might question the authenticity of a designer bag on the arm of a black or Hispanic woman. "There's a lot of boss-ass-shit out here," she affirmed, referring to the racist assumptions made by women with colored faces. "There are idiots that get out of here."
And when a bag isn't a designer, Cardi wants her fans to know that that's absolutely fine. "Let me tell you something: if you're a normal girl, you don't have to break your neck to have a birkin. A birkin doesn't make you," she said. "You make this fashion amazing with the Zara and the H&M. So you never feel like you have to compare yourself. Don't compare yourself to anyone [on] the internet. This internet is wrong. You are still bad f * cking bitch. period. "