Cardi B is fairly new to the music industry, and she’s already hit some major fame milestones (like getting hissed at by Azealia Banks on Twitter). Over the weekend, Cardi B experienced the age-old musician tradition of smoking so much weed that you and your crew get kicked out of a hotel while on tour. The only problem is, Cardi B claims she wasn’t smoking weed, and that her hotel eviction was nothing but a case of blatant racism.
TMZ says that Cardi B was thrown out of the Hilton Albany in Albany, New York early on Sunday morning after performing Saturday night at the Times Union Center. A rep for the Albany Police Department says that around 1am, guests on the second floor complained of noise and the smell of weed that was allegedly coming from near her room. Staff reportedly went up and asked her crew to leave, and the police were called. The police’s public information officer tells TMZ that there was no evidence that Cardi’s friends were smoking and causing a ruckus, but they chose to leave anyway. Cardi was reportedly woken up and asked to join them, and that’s when all hell broke loose.
In a now-deleted Instagram video, Cardi says that the only thing coming out of her mouth was zzzzs, because she was sick and was trying to get some sleep. The sick part checks out. She posted an Instagram video before her show on Saturday explaining she was “sick as hell.” Additionally, she is very sure the weed smell wasn’t from her or any of her friends, because she 100% does not ever smoke weed, and neither does her very small entourage.
Cardi B claims everyone else on the 2nd floor was white, which was why their rooms were targeted. And this doesn’t really surprise Cardi, because she’s heard tales from friends that the city of Albany is racist.
There’s video of Cardi leaving the hotel early Sunday morning. Cardi can be heard yelling “white piece of shit” and “racist motherfucker.”
Cardi B also claims that the hotel informed her prior to her eviction that another “rapper” was staying in their hotel and was asked to leave due to weed smells. So either Cardi’s friends are lying like preteens that got caught smoking on a school trip about the weed, or the Hilton Albion doesn’t realize that weed is one of those tough lingering smells.
All I really know is that someone at the Hilton Albany wants to meet one day with the devil. Waking a sick person up in the middle of the night out of a thick NyQuil fog with the news that they’ve got six seconds ’till checkout is an easy way to get a one-way ticket to hell.