Cardi B faces backlash for wanting to buy $88k purse, starts donating

Cardi B faces backlash for wanting to buy $88k purse, starts donating

- Cardi B faced backlash on Sunday after tweeting about an $88k purse she wanted to buy

- Social media users asked Cardi B to donate the $88k to worthy causes instead of buying the bag

- Cardi B then went on a donating spree and also shared that she has donated millions towards Covid-19 relief

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Cardi B faced some backlash from US social media users after she tweeted about an $88K (R1.3 million) purse she considered buying. The rapper took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon, 6 December and asked her fans if she should spend $88K on the bag.

Tweeps took to her comment section and dragged her for wanting to spend so much money on one purse during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The WAP hitmaker hit back at the fans who came for her and started donating to worthy causes. She also shared screengrabs of article headlines revealing she had donated millions to Covid-19 relief.

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Cardi B faces backlash for wanting to buy $88k purse, starts donating
Cardi B faced some backlash for wanting to buy an $88k purse. Image: @iamcardib
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Cardi B then tweeted:

"I already donated 2 million dollars this year and I’m doing something very special in a another country that will be done with next year. What have you donated?"

Cardi also revealed that she also donated a million dollars to fans through CashApp two months ago.

Tweeps continued dragging the star for her initial tweet even after she shared that she has donated to worthy causes. One tweep, @yashar told the superstar:

"It doesn't matter how much money you give away, tweeting about buying an $88,000 purse in the midst of a pandemic where people are skipping meals and terrified that they'll be evicted is deeply insensitive and unnecessary. She chose to tweet it out."

Another tweep @TrueBlueGirl74 wrote:

"No need to get offended by people saying you could use the money to help people. If you can spend $88,000 on a purse right now, that's your right of course but you're missing the point. Your tweet just felt like a drop kick to many hurting right now. Maybe next time just ask family."

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@ValenciaBurney2 said:

"People are out here hurting. Can’t buy food or pay their rent, and you are seriously talking about a purse for that kind of money. Why not just donate it to your fans. We are the reason why you have that money to waste."

@SmokeyLaPonish added:

"Please delete this tweet; it is beyond tone-deaf. While I do not begrudge your ability to spend 88k on a purse, it's quite an affront to people who don't have .88 cents to spend on a hamburger. Do better."

The rapper challenged her followers to drop receipts of where they have donated this year so she could match it. She then went on a donating spree.

In other entertainment news, reported that Sun-EL Musician has dropped his album titled To The World & Beyond. The project consists of a whopping 31 songs. The star used the Covid-19 pandemic to his advantage it seems. He used his time in lockdown to produce beats and record the songs with the many Mzansi artists he worked with on his new body of work.

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Sun-EL features artists such as Simmy, Ami Faku, Kwesta, Msaki, Niniola, and Black Motion, among others, in the new project released on Friday, 4 December. The star took to his social media platforms and wrote:

"Happy New Year!!!! To The World & Beyond is finally out."

Mzansi social media users have showed love to Sun-EL's new album. They have taken to Twitter to praise the Sonini hitmaker for dropping a dope album.

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