Cardi B has apologized after receiving backlash this week for promoting a virtual fundraiser for Armenia. The post was shared amid Armenia's escalating conflict with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory.
According to CBS News, dozens of people have reportedly died and hundreds have been injured due to the conflict. After Cardi posted about the fundraiser, the hashtag #cardibsupportsterrorism started trending. Cardi B apologized in an audio tweet, saying that she didn't do her research before posting the flyer.
The rapper explained that she and Offset had met with a consultant on Monday (October 5th) to discuss selling one of their properties. During the meeting, the consultant allegedly asked Cardi if she would be willing to share a post “for a good cause.”
She explained, “And we said, 'Sure, why not?' We love to support everybody. And then I wake up and I see a lot of people from Azerbaijan writing me things, writing me stuff, and I did not know that this is a war between two countries.” She added, “My wish is, since I did a little bit of research today, because you guys left me so much comments, my wish is that both the countries would just be at peace. You guys already have big pieces of land. There's no tiny land that is worth chaos, death, fighting, especially in this year.”