Racists comments have been springing up about Cardi B’s collection of Hermès Birkin bags like one that says the purses are “supposed to be exclusive” and have “literally lost their value” and really, Cardi isn’t having any of those on her space.
The 28-year-old “WAP” rapper who on an Instagram video on Monday, pointed towards the issue said, “I have been this tweet that had me and it had other female rappers on it. They were talking about if we could get Birkins from Hermès store and it was also saying how we depreciate the value of a Hermès Birkin bag”
Cardi continued, “I find that really interesting, right? Because first thing first, I definitely could get a bag. Actually, I got four bags today from the Hermès store. I don’t wanna brag but it’s like, don’t even try it.”
Making more emphasis on the attendant racial bias on the reactions from the public saying, “Why is it that y’all asking female rappers if they could get a bag from the Hermès store? Y’all don’t do this to these white celebrities,” she said. “So why is it that y’all gotta be asking us?”
Cardi went ahead to tell her fans that they needn’t feel bad if they weren’t able to afford Hermès. “If you are a regular girl, you don’t gotta break your neck to have a Birkin. A Birkin don’t make you,” she added.
“Don’t ever feel like you gotta compare yourself. Don’t compare yourself to nobody on the internet. This internet s–t is fake. You still a bad f–king bitch. Period.
Adding to her stance, Offset, Cardi B’s husband said, “Stop letting people on the internet tell y’all who can get a Birkin at the store, and how many Birkins you can get. Black people having access to luxury shouldn’t be a debate… by the way hip hop starts the trends!”