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.”