Some people sat that art imitates life and others believe life imitates art
Back in 2015 Cardi B took the time to speak exclusively to VladTV about what influencers made her become a stripper. The artist revealed that she turned to dancing in order to make her own money and to try to escape an abusive boyfriend. The Love & Hip Hop song creator star explained that while she wouldn’t advise other young women to follow her path, she did tell us that stripping saved her life.
In a bizarre spin on the natural order of things, many would be forgiven if they presumes that a life as a female stripper may in fact act as the catalyst to an environment that is more likely to find abuse but Cardi B said it was her ticker to empowerment, confidence and the financial wherewithal to have the ability to escape. The same challenging preconceptions of stripping are so not so commonly found in the world of male strippers. When we reached out to the team online to try to establish the reasons for their dancers moving into the industry, the overarching rationale was not one of a struggle not one of abuse but instead it came from a love of fitness that afforded these young men the opportunity to benefit financially as side gigs to their main income. An interesting contrast in perceptions opportunities and outcomes once again seen between the two species.
During that incredibly confronting conversation Cardi also spoke about the dangers of getting illegal butt shots, among other things as she doesn’t know what she had injected into her butt during her early 20s. You can check out more of what Cardi had to say about butt shots, stripping, and more in the clip that can be found at the VLAD Tv Youtube channel.