Celebrities are speaking out about strip club culture.
Last week, retired rapper Joe Budden called out some New York City strip clubs hiring mostly Latin women. Bronx rapper Cardi B. responded to an online user commenting on the situation. Cardi explained during her exotic dancing days; she faced discrimination for not looking Spanish enough.
Cardi B. joined the strip club convo after someone online said, “Why would anyone be shocked when the Kim K’s and Cardi B’s are being pushed as the standard for desirability amongst men in the media.”
Cardi replied, “Funny thing u say that because when I was a dancer, certain clubs wouldn’t let me work on ‘Latin nights’ cause apparently I didn’t look Spanish enough with my braids! I even spoke about strip club & colorism b4,” Cardi wrote.
Complex, points out, Brooklyn rapper K Goddess defended Cardi’s statement. K Goddess said,
“She’s definitely tellin the truth,” K said. “When she had her braids working in Lust W/ her teeth, her demeanor, & she 99% had a Tan she was a hard worker she DID NOT LOOK ‘Spanish’ yall forgettin how Cardi used to look/talk?”
Cardi responded to K Goddess and said, “Girl don’t even argue. People only want to comprehend when it’s convenient.” She continued, “People on the internet will try to tell you about your own experiences even if it’s coming from 2 people who worked at these clubs.” Take a look:
Last week, Joe Budden called out some New York City strip clubs for only hiring a certain type of women. In an Instagram story post, the podcast host explained, “NY strip clubs, not only are you not hiring Black women, but you’re purposely hiring the SAME exact girl. Your promoter having a type is gonna lose y’all money this Summer.. this is disgusting (not the girls, the optics).”