Cardi B Sextape: How It Affected Her Career
In 2017, Cardi B sextape went viral on the internet with many fans which set social media on fire. The video came a few months after Cardi B and Offset accused each other of cheating.
Some fans believed the videos were leaked by Offset as revenge for Cardi B’s alleged infidelity while others believe she did it to promote her new song. What is the truth? Keep reading to find out.
Why Do Some Fans Think The Cardi B Sex tape Was to Promote Her Song?
On 22nd December 2017, rapper Cardi B released her single Bartier Cardi the same day her sextape went viral leading many to speculate that the sex tape leak was intentional. Artists are known to pull different kinds of stunts to make their works go viral and releasing a sextape is one of them.
The first example that comes to mind is the most famous of all sex tapes – the Kim Kardashian-Ray Jay sex tape. Conspiracy theorists believe that Kim, along with her mother Kris, planned to release the video to kickstart their hit reality TV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Of course, no sincere person can deny that the Kim Kardashian sex tape played a huge role in making KUWTK a hit reality TV series.
So, with that in mind, it is not hard to see why some fans would think that the Cardi B sex tape was just a publicity stunt to promote her song Bartier Cardi. And the conspiracy theorists were proven right!
The song was nominated for the 2018 BET Award for Best Collaboration and the MTV Video Music Awards for the Best Hip Hop music video. At the 2019 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music.
Awards, the single won the award for the “Winning Songs” category. The 2019 BMI R&B Hip-Hop Awards saw the song win the Most Performed R&B/Hip hop song.
Thus, if the fans and conspiracy theorists are to be believed then one can safely conclude that the Cardi B sex tape has paid off.
Offset’s Phone Was Hacked
However, soon as the sextape became viral, news started making rounds on the internet that Offset’s phone was hacked. The news continued that the hacker got access to Offset’s iCloud account and released the nude videos and sex tape of Cardi B.
Many fans who had not seen the leaked video assumed that Cardi B and Offset were really involved in a sexual act but the Bodak Yellow singer wrote on Instagram, “I was fully clothed on (Instagram) live. Y’all can’t be that slow”.
There were other videos that were leaked including one that featured a woman who looked like the rapper dancing and twerking naked. Cardi B did not deny she was the one in the video but used the opportunity to remind her fans of her previous job.
She wrote on Twitter, “People keep posting the nude videos of me like if I wasn’t a stripper before. You know there’s a video of me stripping with my titties & ass out on YouTube already right? Anyways I know I got a nice body”.
The Conclusion of the Matter
The rapper appeared unfazed at the rumors and the leak of her nudes as she used that energy to drive her career forward. So, we can confidently conclude that the Cardi B sex tape has not dented her career in any way, it has rather helped to promote her songs.