A recent picture Cardi B posted on social media has caused her to receive death threats from Los Angeles based gang members. She has several shows booked in L.A. for All-Star Weekend at several different venues. Despite the threats and the venues’ insistence on beefing security for her shows, she still plans to follow through with all of her scheduled performances and appearance.
On Tuesday, The “Bodak Yellow” rapper caused some controversy when she posted a picture of herself on Instagram with a blue fur coat on. The caption read, “I hate wearing Flue, but this coat was too poppin.”
In gang culture, Bloods avoid using the letter “C,” and refer to blue as “flue.” Some saw the post as a slight toward Crips. After getting some negative and threatening comments under the photo, she deleted the post.
According to TMZ, Executives from The Murano, The Penthouse and Ace of Diamonds, the clubs where Cardi is scheduled to perform or host, is reportedly “taking the threats very seriously, and are tripling their muscle for the upcoming shows.” They’ve even gone as far as to hire police officers to help with crowd control. Reports say Cardi stands to make $250,000 in performance fees for the weekend.