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Whether or not you agree that “Bodak Yellow” is the greatest song in recent times, we can all agree that Cardi B’s star power is soaring like a phoenix. But that doesn’t mean she’s immune to the everyday struggles people of color face, especially at the hands of the police. In a series of now-deleted tweets, the reality-TV star alleged that a New York City police officer placed her in a choke hold Tuesday.

“I can’t believe this cop put me on a choke hole just now shit is crazy these NY cops don’t know how to do they job FUCK 12,” she tweeted.


A follower on Twitter then asked if the cop was white, and she replied: “YEUP HE WAS [sic].”


The Root reached out to Cardi B’s rep and the New York City Police Department for a statement. But according to a statement issued to gossip site The Mirror, the NYPD said it had “no record or any other information to support the validity of this claim.”

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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