Cardi B is reportedly tightening security for her upcoming LA nightclub appearances for NBA All-Star Weekend after getting a swarm of gang threats online.
The Bronx rapper booked three club hosting gigs, all under the same ownership, and will be heavily secured during her visits, reports TMZ.
Club owners are reportedly preparing for the worse after Cardi took some heat on social media after making an apparent dig at the Crips gang.
‘I hate wearing Flue’
Cardi B was flooded with violent threats after she posted a picture of herself wearing a blue fur coat with the caption, “I hate wearing Flue but this coat poppin.”
“Flue” is used by members of the rival Bloods gang, in an effort to not have to use the color associated with the Crips.
Angry Crips began posting in Cardi’s comments section, with some calling her post “West Coast Suicide.” Others flat out warned her: “Do not come to LA.”
All the drama caused the very vocal rap star to turn off her comments on the post, deleting everything that had been previously been posted–including her caption.
In other news: Cardi talks her Blackness
Cardi B also made headlines for addressing those who question her whether or not she’s Black.
“One thing that always bothers me is that people know so little about my culture. We are Caribbean people. And a lot of people be attacking me because they feel like I don’t be saying that I’m black,” Cardi told actress Zendaya in a one-on-one interview for CR Fashion Book.
“Some people want to decide if you’re black or not, depending on your skin complexion, because they don’t understand Caribbean people or our culture. I feel like people need to understand or get a passport and travel. I don’t got to tell you that I’m black. I expect you to know it.”
The 25-year-old rapper credited her father for educating her on European colonialism, which contributed to her understanding of the Black diaspora.
“When my father taught me about Caribbean countries, he told me that these Europeans took over our lands. That’s why we all speak different languages,” says the Dominican and Caribbean American.
“I expect people to understand that just because we’re not African American, we are still black. It’s still in our culture. Just like everybody else, we came over here the same fucking way,” she added.
Speaking further on people questioning whether she’s Black, Cardi said, “I hate when people try to take my roots from me. Because we know that there’s African roots inside of us.
“I really just want people to understand that the color that I have and features that I have are not from two white people f**king.”