Cardi B is doubling down on her defense of her past criminal behavior.

The Latina rapper was asked during an interview at Beautycon In New York, whether she regrets drugging and then robbing men when she was a stripper.

Cardi told the interviewer that she does NOT regret it at all.

Here's a transcript of the exchange:

Cardi: " How you gonna pay ya rent? Even with a regular job you can't pay rent . . . you can't pay a f*cking room in New York City.

Nah let's be real if you have a job that pay you $300 a week - b*tch, where you gonna live at with that money??? 

[If] you a college student, where you gonna live at you can't even rent a room, so what f*ck was a i gonna do? I'm gonna do what i gotta do! "

Interviewer: Would you change anything?

Cardi: " The F*ck NO! "...

Cardi's basically saying she had no other choice but to allegedly drug & rob men.

During her talk the Money rapper also said:

"These men don't hesitate to ask and that's why they get what they want. Women be so scared to ask what we need and we're too ashamed, but these men do, so?" the rapper said at Beautycon.

Unfortunately Cardi was a bit late to her conversation at the convention...The Hollywood Reporter was there and said that:

During day two of Beautycon on Sunday, the crowd at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York was packed with mostly Gen Z-ers and millennials, heavy on the face and body glitter. Taking a break from the miles of beauty booths, the teens, tweens and moms (with strollers and swag bags spilling into the aisles) filled every chair in the monster-sized main stage by 3:10 p.m in hot anticipation of Cardi B’s arrival in 20 minutes for her talk, "Making Money Moves."

Phone cameras were fired up and pointing, but 3:30 p.m. came and went. At 3:45 p.m. there was still no Cardi B. By 4 p.m. chants of "Cardi, Cardi!" started. An announcement came that Cardi B’s plane was late from Vegas, following a Saturday night performance at the opening of club Kaos at Palms Resort Casino. Then there was a request for a moment of silence for Nipsey Hussle. More waiting as the Marching Cobras of New York City rocked the house with their drumming and dancing.