Cardi B may want to “kill ‘em all” when it comes to reporters (as she raps in her latest single “Press”), but she sure let The Post get to her.
After a Saturday feature on courtroom fashion — and Cardi’s tendency to treat her courtroom hearings like red-carpet photo ops in a host of flashy outfits — was published in The Post, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper vented her outrage at her alleged victims’ attorney (who was quoted in the story) throughout three since-deleted Instagram videos.
“Where am I supposed to get my suits from bro?! H&M?!” Cardi furiously barks in one video clip, referencing her $2,000 Brøgger suit from Barney’s that she wore to court on June 25. “I don’t dress inappropriate when I go to court. I dress like a f–king lady.”
The artist has shown up to Queens Supreme Court four times dressed to the nines in brands like Salvatore Ferragamo and Louboutin, while smiling at cameras and toting a nearly $30,000 Hermès Birkin bag to face two felony counts of attempted assault and various misdemeanor charges.
The allegations stem from a purported brawl at a Flushing strip club last August, when Cardi allegedly chucked a hookah and two champagne bottles at two bartenders for supposedly sleeping with her husband, Offset, and ordering her crew to attack them.
In one fiery clip, she proceeded to defend her choice of wearing a lavish fur coat and matching hat to court in January because, well, it was her only option.
“It was 14 degrees outside, so it’s like I either could wear a bubble coat or a fur coat,” she blasts in the video obtained by @officialkenbarbie. “So I put on a fur coat, and that still bother you?”
Despite the extravagant wardrobe choice, she only had the chance to put on Chapstick that morning, she says.
“I went with no f–king makeup on, just motherf–king Chapstick, because I woke up and I had to be in court so bright and early, I didn’t even brush my f–king hair,” she insists in the clip deleted Sunday after about 20 minutes. “I understand that I’m showing my titties, I’m going to court all crazy, but it’s like…I cannot control that there’s 100 cameras outside every single time I go to court.”
The Bronx-born rapper seems to falsely believe the victims’ lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, is behind the story in order to gain an upper hand for his clients, sisters Jade and Baddie Gi, whose real names are Sarah and Rachel Wattley.
“Cardi treats her trips to the courthouse like a runway show,” Tacopina previously told The Post.
“This really upset me because this lawyer gonna go to the press…and talk about the way I dress when I go to court,” Cardi says in one clip, while wearing a tan towel on her head. “Why you worried about the way I dress? It just goes to show you that you do all this s–t for press. I went to court six times already for a f–king misdemeanor bro!”
“Get the f–k out of here,” she adds.
She also seems to forget her most serious felony charges she was slapped with after being indicted by a grand jury and rejecting a plea deal.
“If I was a man it would not bother you,” she says, despite the fact that the article discusses men’s attire too, as well as a number of other defendants, including Anna Sorokin, Lori Loughlin and Lindsay Lohan.
Cardi is missing the point: High-profile defendants are playing into the public’s obsession with image at court appearances.
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