Cardi B offered a warning to fans considering plastic surgery, particularly on their buttocks — “don’t do it!”
On a recent Instagram Live, the chart-topping rapper discussed a popular enhancement known as Brazilian butt lift or BBL. Cardi B, 30, said she underwent the procedure when she was working as a dancer because she felt insecure.
“When I was 20 years old, I auditioned for a couple of videos and I always felt like they would pick more of the big booty girls. It’s a lot of peer pressure,” she said in the video captured by The Life of a Gamer.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says on its website, “This two-step procedure starts with liposuction of a different area, often the abdomen, the flanks, the thighs or back… and the fat removed from these areas is then injected into the hips and buttocks to improve shape and projection.”
Cardi B admitted she’s had several cosmetic procedures done, including a nose job and BBL. But she warned BBL is a serious procedure that can have serious complications. Although she said she was lucky, and didn’t have the problems some women experience.
“They never turned purple, they never got discolored, they never did nothing stupid to me,” she said about her injections. “I never felt pain.”
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Still, the “I Like It” rapper revealed she had the injections removed after giving birth to her son in 2021, because her backside grew “huge” from the baby weight coupled with the injections.
“In August, I got surgery and I removed 95 percent, 95 percent of my biopolymers,” she explained. “All I’m going to say is that if you’re young, if you’re 19, 20, 21, and sometimes you’re too skinny, and you’re like ‘OMG I don’t have enough fat to put in my a–,’ so you result to ass shots, don’t f–king do it!”
One person on the live conversation commented that Cardi B was preaching. But she said she was speaking from the heart, and wanted to send a message to some of her more naïve followers.
“Nah. People need to understand,” she said. “A lot of people don’t come from the world that I come from. Some of you, y’all live in the mother f–ing country, some of y’all are some college girls. Some of y’all are innocent people.”
The Grammy-winning performer continued, “Whatever you do, do not get a– shots.”
For those insistent on getting the shots, Cardi B urged them to monitor their health.
“Before you get your BBL done, choose for two months… like you literally have to make sure that your blood levels are right,” she warned. “If a doctor says your blood levels are too low or you have diabetes or whatever the f–k, don’t do it b—! You’re going to have to live with your flat or your fat –. Don’t ever risk it.”