Rapper Cardi B in a recent interview with GQ, Cardi told journalist Caity Weaver that four years ago, when she was working as a stripper, she paid $800 for illegal butt injections she got in a basement in Queens. Per GQ.
She wanted a big butt fat because (1) her boyfriend had recently cheated on her with a woman who, per Cardi, “had a big butt” and (2) she’d observed that her colleagues with big asses made more money than she did stripping, regardless of dancing technique.
The procedure was significantly less expensive and less legal than traditional butt injections (a Brazilian Butt Lift from a board-certified plastic surgeon typically costs around $9,000) but Cardi was happy with the results even though the pain was almost unbearable.
“They don’t numb your ass with anything,” she said. “It was the craziest pain ever. I felt like I was gonna pass out. I felt a little dizzy. And it leaks for, like, five days.”
But don’t think that pain stopped Cardi from trying to go for round two and get a little “touch-up” on her backside to make it even plumper. But when she went back for more injections, she found out that her “doctor” was in jail because somebody had allegedly died on her operating table.
“But by the time I was gonna go get it, the lady got locked up ‘cause she’s supposedly killed somebody,” she told GQ. “Well, somebody died on her table.”
… their story. “Medical grade silicone has been approved by the FDA and has a high molecular weight designed to be implanted into the body. The use of industrial grade silicone and the chronic, low-level inflammation that ensues can cause the skin to darken and get hard over time,” explains Dr. Careaga.
To make matters worse, silicone isn’t the only substance that’s misused. There have also been several very high profile cases which involved the use of concrete “fix-a-flat”. These substances do not merge with a patient’s skin tissue, causing them to migrate to other areas.
We are prayerful that Cardi doesn’t have any or little complications associated with her injections and thankful that she keeps it real enough to warn others who may be thinking of trying to go this route.