Do We Have A Right To Involve Ourselves In Celebrity Drama?

In the latest episode of the Cardi B x Offset show, the “WAP” singer has deactivated her Twitter account after criticising fans who she says are overly involved in the status of her relationship with the Migos rapper.

ICYMI, last month, Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, aka Cardi B, 28, filed for divorce from her husband, Kiari Kendrell Cephus, 28, aka Offset. The news came after Offset allegedly cheated on the “You Like That” rapper more than once since the pair first met in February, 2017 and got married in September that year. 

Then, the very next week, Cardi B was reportedly seen kissing Offset in public. It all seemed very confusing, as their relationship status went from married➡️divorcing➡️alleged sex pals➡️🤷🤷🤷. But, it also sparked conversations about whether we as fans even had the right to criticise and involve ourselves in her personal—albeit messy—affairs. For more on that, check out Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews’s conversation in a recent episode of the Shameless podcast.

Anyway, that all came to a crashing new head this last weekend, as Cardi B took to her Instagram Live to call out fans who were acting as if they knew what was best for her. Fans, she said, in true Cardi B fashion, that were “a whole bunch of 15-year-olds telling me how to live my life like I’m motherfucking Ariana Grande or something, like I came from Disney or something.”

“I’m so tired that because of y’all, I gotta continuously explain myself,” Cardi B added, per Vanity Fair. “I didn’t put my divorce out there, a fucking court clerk put it out there. And because people are making rumours up, ‘oh, this guy has a girl pregnant,’ this and that, I have to address it.”

It’s important to note that, despite celebrity culture and gossip news, we don’t have any right to someone’s private life. Just because someone is putting themselves out there online or has a following ≠ you are entitled to know what goes on in their brain or involve yourself in their affairs.

“To be honest with you, my marriage is one of the least worries that I have right now,” Cardi B said. “I love my fans and I’m thankful and I’m grateful for everything you do, but some of you really be [sic] acting like I sleep with ya[sic].”

Some of those other things Cardi B might be more focused on could include her new Cardi B x Reebok sneakers, continuing the Wet Ass Pussy hype train, and reminding everyone that Breonna Taylor’s murderers have still not been charged. 

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Julian Rizzo-Smith is a writer and producer. He also claims to be a vine historian, avid connoisseur of low-fi beats, indie hip hop and Kermit memes. In a perfect world, he’d be married to Tyler the Creator, own an Arcanine and a Lapras, and don his own Sailor Scouts uniform. He tweets @GayWeebDisaster, which is also, coincidentally, how one might describe him.