It's the beginning of a brand-new week, and we already have a new ~celeb x coronavirus~ drama to dive into. This time around, it's all to do with Cardi B, an $88,000 purse, and a pretty intense backlash.
It all started on Sunday, when Cardi tweeted asking her followers if she should splurge on a new purse. I think we can all agree that the price tag was quite eye-watering...
But, as you can probably guess, the tweet didn't sit well with a lot of people, especially considering we're currently in a global pandemic and economic crisis that has seen many struggling financially.
And for some, it reminded them of how other celebrities, like the Kardashians, have "flaunted money and wealth" over the last few months.
But Cardi wasn't about to take the criticism lying down and immediately responded, posting screenshots reminding people that she'd been donating to various COVID relief causes throughout the year.
The rapper then doubled down on her comments, tweeting: "If I want to splurge I can without y'all asking for handouts like me and my husband don't do so."
With the outrage not exactly cooling down anytime soon, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper set up a challenge where she would match donations made to charity if fans could prove their own donation with a receipt.
But some thought that the damage had already been done, calling the original tweet "deeply insensitive and unnecessary."
And so, with the backlash still ongoing, Cardi eventually tweeted an apology, writing: "OK guys I apologize. There you happy?! I don't see ya askin Trump for [an] apology when he out here missing COVID meetings to play golf."
However, following the drama...Cardi decided to buy the bag anyway.
Cardi hasn't posted a picture of the luxury item just yet, so we'll have to keep our eyes peeled for when it makes its debut.