Cardi B sparked a viral hashtag on Twitter after an old video resurfaced in which she admitted to drugging and robbing men who propositioned her sex back in her stripper days.

The Bronx-bred rapper says in the now viral clip: “I had to go strip, I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to f*ck me? Yeah, yeah, yeah, let’s go back to this hotel,’ and I drugged n***as up, and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do.”

Cardi was clearly speaking in the past tense, and the video itself is three years old, according to the rapper herself, but that didn’t stop the clip from going viral on social media and inspiring the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB, an obvious reference to the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, which extensively covered allegations that R. Kelly committed multiple acts of sexual abuse against various women.

Some Twitter users claimed she should lose her endorsement deals, while others (probably Nicki Minaj fans) called for her incarceration.

Others were a bit more supportive, though, and pointed out that Cardi B shouldn’t be held accountable for actions she did while she was in the struggle.

Cardi initially seemed unfazed by social media’s efforts to “cancel” her and announced she was taking a couple of days off Twitter.

When Cardi returned to social media, she explained the video’s origins and her thought process at the time it was filmed.

“So I’m seeing on social media that [an Instagram] live I did 3 years ago has popped back up. A live where I talked about things I had to do in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living,” she wrote in a post on Tuesday. “I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world [with] a perfect past I always speak my truth I always own my sh*t.”

The rapper said that while many artists glorify violence and crime in their music, that’s never been her style.

“There are rappers that glorify murder violence drugs [and] robbing. Crimes they feel they had to do to survive,” she said. “I never glorified the things I brought up in that live I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel responsibility not to glorify it.”

While the former stripper admitted she wasn’t proud of her past actions, she felt as though they were necessary at the time.

“I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options. I was blessed to have been able to rise from that but so many women have not,” Cardi said. “Whether or not they were poor choices at the time I did what I had to do to survive.”

She concluded: “The men I spoke about in my life were men that I dated that I was involved with … men that were conscious willing and aware. I have a past that I can’t change … we all do. All I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future.”

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