Cardi B blamed racism after she and her entourage were kicked out of an Albany, NY hotel for allegedly smoking marijuana. A source told Us Weekly that the Bronx rapper and her crew “were the only people of color on the floor.”
Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, was thrown out of the Hilton Albany Hotel after hotel guests complained about the pungent odor of weed wafting from the 25-year-old "Bodak Yellow" rapper's floor.
Albany police responded to a call around 1 a.m. about "an odor of marijuana and loud party on the second floor."
The officers followed their noses to the rooms occupied by Cardi's crew.
According to public information officer Steven A. Smith, when police arrived on her floor, Cardi's manager and entourage were hurriedly packing their things because they were told the police were coming.
"They may have been a little loud, which is something they even acknowledged with the officers," Smith told the NY Daily News.
After the police escorted her entourage to the curb, her manager went back upstairs to tell Cardi she had to leave too.
"She was rightfully upset with hotel staff, who again made the decision they had to leave," Smith told The News.
The outraged rapper knocked over a display on her way out of the hotel Sunday morning, shouting “racist motherf--kers!” and "f--k that sh-t!"
After finding other accommodations in another hotel, Cardi took to social media to complain loudly that she doesn't smoke weed because she was sick and, of course, racism.
“You’re not going to do that to me. Mind you, everyone on the floor was Caucasian, but you wanna kick us out? F--k out of here. I will not!
“The floor that I was staying in in my hotel room, it smelled like weed. So the cops came in the middle of the night, knocking on my manager and on my door, talking about that we were smoking weed and we gotta get kicked out,” she said in an Instagram video.
She continued: “Now, if you know me, I don’t even talk about smoking weed because everybody knows that I do not smoke weed. I get very paranoid and none of my team members smoke weed. If they was to kick us out for something else, all right, but for weed? I’m not taking that because we do not smoke. I could get, we could all get drug-tested, nobody smokes. Nobody smokes, especially when I’m sleeping and I’m wild sick.”
The one-hit-wonder performed live at the Times Union Center on Saturday night.
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