Rap provocateur Cardi B is reportedly the target of death threats being sent from the infamous Los Angeles-based gang the Crips.
Cardi, 25, has long professed her affiliation with the Crips’ rival gang, the Bloods, saying she has been a member since she was 16 years old.
Therefore, when the “Bartier Cardi” rapper wore a blue fur coat while allegedly throwing shade at the Crips, the gang was not happy. The Crips are known for being outfitted in blue.
But it was the caption underneath the photo that set the organization off, the media reported.
“I hate wearing Flue but this coat was too poppin,” Cardi B said. Incidentally, Cardi wore blue again. She was photographed draped in a long blue leather coat at the Maxim Super Bowl party.
The Crips’ archrivals, the Bloods who sport red, use the term “flue” as a blatant form of disrespect to the Crips and their blue colors. In addition, the word “blue” has been banished from the Bloods’ vocabulary.
After Cardi’s “flue” comments, members of the Crips bombarded her comments section with death threats. Cardi eventually took down her caption and the death threats in the comments section, leaving only her photo in the blue fur coat. TMZ, however, was able to screenshot the comments section and list what they said.
The entertainment publication reported that the death threats from the gang came almost immediately and in droves. Some of the respondents called her post “West Coast suicide” while some other gang members warned her that she may not want to make her scheduled visit to L.A. for the NBA All Star Weekend because of probable consequences.
One person said, “@iamcardib this will not be accepted #DONTCOMETOLA.”
Another comment asked, “Now why you go and do this f**k s**t Cardi. This is literally WestCoast Suicide …. b**** betta get #neutral.”
The timing of the threats is bad for Cardi, who was born Belcalis Almanzar, in yet another way. She was reportedly scheduled to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her relationship with Offset of Migos this month in the City of Angels.