A terrible rumor has been circulating online for years - that Cardi B's father was once arrested for a sex crime against a child. MTO News searched Twitter, and found hundreds of tweets calling Cardi's father a "pedophile."
Well Cardi B was forced to confront those rumors yesterday - and she told fans unequivocally that those horrible rumors are COMPLETE LIES!!
Cardi explained to fans that her dad is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. She said if the "rapist" claims were true, he would have been deported back to his home country.
Cardi suggested that the articles were created by her "haters" who will go to the gutter to try and drag Cardi or her family down.
Here's her official response to the rumors:
Cardi B, born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, is a rapper, songwriter, television personality, and actress. Recognized by Forbes as one of the most influential female rappers of all time, Cardi B is known for her aggressive flow and candid lyrics, which have received widespread media coverage. She is the highest certified female rapper of all time on the RIAA's Top Artists (Digital Singles) ranking, also appearing among the ten highest-certified female artists and having the top certified song by a female rap artist. Her accolades include a Grammy Award, seven Billboard Music Awards, five Guinness World Records, four American Music Awards, and eleven BET Hip Hop Awards. In 2018, Time included her on their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.