Cardi B Responds To Nude Photo Leak: ‘It’s Not Even The First Time’

Cardi B attends Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019 in New York City.
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Not long after an apparent nude image appeared in one of her Instagram stories, rapper Cardi B released a statement on the photo, which has spread across social media like wildfire.

As reported by XXL, Cardi used Twitter’s new vocal tweet function to address the situation.

“Huhhh. Lord. Lord, why the f*ck you have to make me so f*ckin’ stupid and retarded? Why? Why, why, why? You know what? I’m not even gonna beat myself up about it. I’m just gonna eat my breakfast. I’m just gonna eat my breakfast, right? I’m gonna eat my breakfast and then I’m gonna go to a party,” she began.

The songwriter claimed she was going to put the incident out of her mind and leave it behind her.

“Sh*t happened. Um, f*ck it. It’s not even the first time. I mean, I used to f*ckin’ be a stripper, so whatever. Ay dios mio.”

The image showed the rapper reclining while topless and was quickly removed. Nevertheless, it was quickly screenshotted by fans, who shared the media across social platforms.

XXL magazine noted that the photos were likely intended to be part of a private exchange with another “consenting adult” before they were accidentally released to the world. Although some speculated that the leak might have been the work of a hacker, Cardi pushed back on such claims and said she only blames herself for the mishap. She also said she has no plans to take legal action against any party for the leak.

This is not the first time the actress has found herself at the center of a nude leak. In 2017, an explicit video of the former exotic dancer leaked to the public. In response, she took to Twitter to express that she’s content with her body as she appeared to brush off the footage.

Her nonchalant response to such leaks is not surprising. The television personality is known for her sexually explicit videos and song lyrics, as well as her advocacy for sex workers.

Cardi B arrives as Fashion Nova Presents: Party With Cardi at Hollywood Palladium on May 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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As reported by Hot 97, the recent leak comes on the heels of Cardi B’s 28th birthday, which took place on Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada with her family, friends, and estranged husband Offset in attendance. The rapper posted pictures from the event, as well as a video in which she thanked fans alongside a message.

“I’ll be posting pics later. I love you guys sooo much,” she wrote.