Cardi B shares expletive-laced PSA about rising grocery prices

"Lettuce that was $2 a couple of months ago is now f**king $7, of course, I'm going to say something."

By Joy Saha

Staff Writer

Published January 6, 2023 2:15PM (EST)

Cardi B (Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
Cardi B (Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

Cardi B is not a fan of the recent surges in grocery prices. And she's certainly not afraid to voice her impassioned sentiments.

On Wednesday, the rapper took to Twitter to share an expletive-laced video PSA, in which she complained about food prices and explained why she's angry despite being "rich" and "successful."

"Let me tell you something when I be complaining about food prices and you motherf**kers be like 'Ain't you rich? Why are you complaining about lettuce? Why are you complaining about this?'" she said. "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."

"When I'm starting to see that groceries is tripling up it's like ayo what the f**k is going on? I wanna see for myself what the f**k s**t is being spent on," she continued.

Cardi B specifically called out the price of lettuce, which she said "was $2 a couple of months ago" and is now "f**king $7." She added, "of course, I'm going to say something. The f**k? I think that sh** is crazy."


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Rising food prices are the result of "extreme weather, diseases impacting crops and livestock, supply chain complications and geopolitical unrest including the war in Ukraine," CNN reported in December. Last year, grocery prices rose an astounding 12% and menu prices increased 8.5%, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall inflation also skyrocketed 7.1%.

Cardi B ended her video with one final message to her fanbase:  

"I can only imagine what middle-class people or people in the hood is motherf**king thinking so yes I'm going to say something, the f**k? And I have a big platform so I do want anybody that is responsible of these f**king prices to put that s**t the f**k down. They going to see my s**t they might put it down so shut the…"


By Joy Saha

Joy Saha is a staff writer at Salon, covering Culture and Food. She holds a BA in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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