Today was supposed to be a good day for Cardi B since she announced the release of a new business venture: an original doll modeled after her.
On Friday, the “WAP” rapper went on Instagram to share her news.
“BARDI GANG!! I’m dropping my own doll TODAY!” she wrote alongside a photo of the boxed figurine. “Inspired by me. Created by me. Designed by me. Thank you @officialrealwomenare This means sooo much. Visit the website now to reserve your doll. You only have 72 hours – so go!”
“I’m a girl’s mom and y’all know how crazy I go with my nieces on Christmas and everything, right?” she began. “And I just be like, ‘Wow.’ Now and days, these dolls are not like Barbies. They are way more expensive, they come with way more fashion and they come way more diverse. They come so chic and I constantly gotta spend money on these dolls. My daughter constantly want me to buy these dolls, she actually has a preference,” the mother of one later added.
“Why am I not going to get into the doll business?’ Cause one thing people are never gonna stop having, are daughters.”
According to E! News, everyone didn’t share the same sentiments. Instead of a doll, it appears people want new music from the female rap artist.
Of course, Cardi went on her IG account to respond to the backlash. “I have so much pressure. I’m working on a lot of s–t to please people,” she shared. “I wanna please my fans because y’all been asking for something from me for a very long time that I can’t say, and I’m doing it for ya.”
In response to fans who said things like, “‘You’re dropping a f–king doll, we want an album!'” Cardi asked a legitimate question, “How am I supposed to be rich? How am I supposed to build my net worth?”
The backlash eventually led her to deactivate her Twitter account, a move she’s done in the past when she encountered similar “harassment” by fans who question her life choices.