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Cardi B on rising grocery prices in her neighborhood: ‘What the f— is going on?’

By Brooke Villanueva Published Jan 07, 2023 2:07 pm

Cardi B expressed her frustration about the rising grocery prices in her neighborhood. 

On Twitter, the rapper first complained about lettuce that now costs around six dollars (around P333) at the supermarket near her home. 

She then posted a video of herself with the caption “PSA,” where she continued to rant about the rising prices of some household essentials at the grocery store. While she is indeed earning a lot of moolah from her profession, Cardi highlighted the importance of using her platform to shed light on the matter. 

"Let me tell you something when I be complaining about food prices and you motherf—ers be like 'Ain't you rich? Why are you complaining about lettuce? Why are you complaining about this?' That just shows people that when you become successful when you got money, you're going to go broke soon because y'all not budgeting,” she said.

"When I'm starting to see that groceries is tripling up it's like ayo what the f— is going on? I wanna see for myself what the f— s— is being spent on," she explained. 

"I can only imagine what middle-class people or people in the hood is motherf—ing thinking so yes I'm going to say something, the f—? And I have a big platform so I do want anybody that is responsible of these f—ing prices to put that s— the f— down,” she continued. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, grocery and menu prices saw an increase of 10.6% in the United States in 2022. A report by CNN International noted that food prices are affected by various factors such as “extreme weather, diseases impacting crops and livestock, supply chain complications, and geopolitical unrest.”