Cardi B is in BIG trouble with the L.A Crips- a notorious gang from Southern California.
It all started when she posted a seemingly innocent photo of herself on Instagram. In the pic, she has on a royal blue fur coat on.
That was all fine and good. The problem? The caption.
“I hate wearing Flue but this coat was too poppin,”
In gang culture, Bloods often avoid saying or spelling out the member color of their rival gang- the Crips. Hence, “Flue” instead of “Blue”.
Back in Cardi B’s stripper days, she claims to have run with the Bloods. According to her, she was a “big time Blood”ever since she was 16. Usually when someone reaches her level of fame, it’s an unspoken rule that they become neutral ( at least publicly) – as gang life is no longer their scene.
Immediately after she posted the photo, she got lit up in the comments, with tons of fans angry with her disrespect for the Crips.
Cardi removed the caption and disabled the comments on the photo. but it was too late.
“This will not be accepted” one commenter wrote, using the hashtag #DontcometoLA
Another was more damning..
“Now why you go and do this f*ck sh*t Cardi. This is literally West Coast Suicide…b*tch betta get #neutral.” ⠀
Apparently, Many of the comments were straight up death threats. The scary part about all of this is the timing, as Cardi is coming to L.A to perform next week!
According to TMZ, Cardi B has three shows in the L.A. area during NBA All-Star weekend next week. The venues where she is performing are seriously beefing up on their security to make sure no violent gang altercations break out.
The brass at Murano, Penthouse and Ace of Diamonds clubs reportedly held an emergency meeting to discuss the threats, and are apparently tripling the amount of security they would normally have at the venue. In addition, They’ve also hired police officers to help control the crowd which is expected to extremely unruly.
I mean common, it’s Cardi B. She practically invites craziness and debauchery wherever she goes.
What do you think Cardi should do? Will she dare to wear her red bottoms in blue Crip territory? The Crips are notorious for their violence and unrelenting brutality. It might not be a bad idea for Cardi B to make some kind of apology- even a private one.
As one commenter mentioned, Cardi B should go #Neutral. She should realize the danger of this extends beyond her own life. She should think of her family and friends. What if something were to happen to them because of her affiliations?
How stupid would it be for a death to occur over a dumb beef that started because of two colors on a color wheel? The whole situation is ridiculous- and hopefully shines light on how broken parts of California are.
We hope nothing goes down at her upcoming shows, but stay tuned- because if it does you’ll be hearing about it.