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!"

Cardi B

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.


Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images

  • You Could Never

    I believe her.

  • unknown user

    for the record and before she does whatever shes going to do to be completely canceled, im not a fan

  • MookieFly

    They trippin over weed in N.Y. like that? Yea, it was a set up

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar
    Ummm. I did not know that.

    I don't know if she was smoking weed or not. The hotel said that they were loud. She said that they claimed she was loud after they kicked her out for smoking weed. Idk what really happened. I do know that she is loud as hell though.

    But, I will say when she smacked the cups out of his hands I was disgusted. He appeared to be a part of her entourage. If she will do that to her people, there is no limit to how nasty she will get w/ other people. I'm just not a fan of her personality or her image. She's loud, vulgar, and ignorant. There are plenty of people from her circumstances that don't act like her. She better humble herself and get her ish together, or she is going to be her own destruction.

  • You Could Never

    In a non related sports rant: Im so glad Kyrie got his ass fined 25k. You think Pippen never got asked where is Jordan? You think James Worthy never got asked where is Magic? You are the reason 93 people got traded in the off season. Okay not that many but a damn LOT. Should have stayed your silly minded ass at Duke and got you an education bc you are mad immature and stupid. *goes to ESPN comments section*

  • Keisha Hannah

    I dont believe her they were loud and smoking weed lol.

  • shun king

    that image is projected to young girls and they think that behavior leads to cardi b type success

  • imright

    i hate the machine she has behind her. its only a ploy to humble Nicki??? around this time next year Cardi will b a memory.

  • Nonya Bizness

    So she went to every room on the floor to find out all the other guests were Caucasian? Girl, STFU. I'm not trying to be disrespectful at all, but how she was handled for being loud and smoking weed in a hotel is how the teens involved in the Ken'neka Jenkins case should have been handled. They were being loud, smoking, drinking, and allegedly received warnings to be quiet. Makes zero sense. Maybe if that hotel in Chicago had a little more class and decency, Ken'neka would still be here.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Cardi is for the younger generation...but the hotel did say they were being loud. Is Albany racist...yes... but I can see her crew being all obnoxious to staff. Her mixtape was good but she's not a lyrical rapper its this new age two words a sentence type ish...idk she seem overworked and burnt out...

  • isaiit

    I just find that most of her verses sound the same. Same rhythm and cadence like she could plug them right in on different songs

  • Trey

    dont smoke weed...simple as that

  • Yoni7

    As cheap as it may look, I like that print pattern of her dress. The dress itself seems to be from a __________ store.

  • Nophace

    I wished she'd get kicked out of hiphop!!

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Yoni7

    Does anybody have a stalker restraining order on TMZ? They are everywhere like the 20 year old senior that hangs out in the high school parking lot because he aged out before he could graduate.

  • Yardgirl

    Remember when this bird said a cop was racist to her?? Rant all over social media and when asked for the receipts, nothing?? *crickets* I believe they were being loud and smoking weed. Stop staying at hotels and get a house through AirBnB and get as lit as you want to. I travel a lot for work and if I am being disturbed by loud noise and smoking I am calling the front desk. This is not snitching, I am at a hotel to rest, not be irritated by idiots who don't know how to act in public space. Save that sh*t for your private home. Tuh!

  • RaginB

    ?if i was ol boy holding the coffee,she woulda lowkey caught a reflex!

  • Yardgirl

    DWL!!!! **flatline** So true!! :-)

  • Nathan Hastings

    Her crew was loud, allegedly, backstage at the Jimmy Kimmel Show smh. She wasn't tho. Cardi needs some new people behind her.

  • You Could Never

    when I said below I believe her: let me clarify. I believe Albany is racist. And I also believe that while she doesnt smoke (has said such mannie mannie times before) that some of her crew does. And was. And they were probably being loud. And Imma need for her to call her damn BOYFREN and ask how it works if ONE gets kicked out...everyone must go. Bc Migos was kicked off a plane. One was. And hence guess what happened? They all were including their manager. So FOH Cardi.

  • MsPam

    A bad one at that!????

  • Yoni7

    Has anyone ever wondered what job does each person in a large entourage have? Like WHY are you here and how are you helping increase MY coin?

  • shun king

    hotel didnt make Kenneka smoke? hotels not the blame. Kenneka and her parents is to blame..

  • Rayne

    IJS... if she would have bought a house instead of that flashy truck they could've been in the basement in weed heaven. Nobody would even know.

  • Naka Okuma

    I do tooo

  • KA

    They probably kicked everybody out because the rooms were all being paid by the same credit card. Is she as ignorant as she seems?

  • You Could Never

    Your 5th grade English teacher is to blame as well.

  • stav

    True that! I believe she's still in an apartment (albeit a better one) , but why not invest in what appreciates, not depreciates? That's why the powers that be in the entertainment industries, they know whom to give a chance(ignorant ones), they'll make tons of latino dollars off of her, but she's so ignorant , her money will be gone within 2-4 years(if that) and they'll still be getting her royalties. Hood mentalities!

  • shun king

    another blocked non-binary that can't speak on the issues

  • RealATLPeach36

    Wait a truck she will never drive.....that's that hood shhhttttt

  • Elle

    LOL! Okay? I'm like what part does she really not understand? She better be glad they didn't try to hit her with a possession charge..You know it's always the "celeb" that takes the fall for the crew.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Well birds of a feather flops together so I think she is SOOO EXTRA EXTRA Loud, I cannot imagine what her high friends are like...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Lets hope shes saves her money. Most 1-hit wonders don't save and/or invest their coins well, and end up broke in a couple of years.

  • You Could Never

    I like Cardi but lets be real here. Yall not all innocent.

  • Black men hate black women

    Thanks to a caste system she can eat off of color struck kneegrows.

  • i troll it like i see it

    How does she know they were the only people of color on the floor? Also what makes them think everyone is going to tolerate their weed and music just because they are famous? Plenty of people don't know who she is or give a rats ass one way or another. They are famous among people who like rap. I was listening to Howard Stern last week and not he or Robin knew who the hell she was and needed to Google her. i don't feel bad for their asses, next time act like you have some home training.

  • Noirluv45

    The going trend must be to get non-Black female rappers and rise them up in the ranks. The music industry loves pimping non-Blacks when it comes to our music. SMH.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Ahh, the race card. A lot of people's go to reason when THEY'RE out of pocket in public. Sad.

  • shun king

    thats what happen at houston's...folks get on tv and feel like they dont hav to follow the rules of mere mortals

  • Black men hate black women

    Black men don't want real black women having any success. They want the eorld to see us as undesirable mammies

  • Black men hate black women

    Meanwhile she called black women roaches in love and hip hop mona scott cut it outo of the scene when she was beating on that black girl from London over her stealing the black girl's man and rubbing it in her face and beating her.

  • Black men hate black women

    Cardi B was liking Hazel E post about black women looking like gorillas, etc.

    Cardi b called the black girl from London a roach.

    She's racist her self and not black !

  • Black men hate black women

    Both of them are trash but Niki is worse standing behind a child rapist!!!

  • Black men hate black women

    Black men have turned female rap into a color caste system they will only get behind mixed chicks that hate black women. First Nicki the black male beast child rapist supporter and now Cardi B the racist white Hispanic pretending to be Trinidadian that called a black woman a black roach.

  • Crazy tee

    If she was telling the truth then this need to be investigated a little further....This new one in office got these people showing their a--......

  • SDot

    yall gotta stop she called herself and haters roaches. Not black women and she said that numerous times.

  • Ms Thang

    I lost respect for her when they jumped her. I have a feeling this girl is going to be a problem

  • SDot

    Call'em out Cardi
    But you do smoke tho...just not at that time. just say that! LOL

  • Shamari123

    Albany is racist...I live 30 minutes away from Albany and trust me people here hold on to their racist beliefs...but if any one of her crew was smoking then guilty as charged. Cardi is my girl but can’t defend this one.

  • Black men hate black women

    She called that black girl from London a black roach behind the scenes and Mona cut it out

  • Black men hate black women

    I'm sure she'll be able to land a black baller that hates his own women to take care of her racist Dominican self. Or a black roach as she likes to call them.

  • Black men hate black women

    Everywhere that doesn't approve of fatherless children, gangbangin and women beating is racist to you chicks. Cardi is racist her darn self! She call that girl on love and hip hop a black roach and went in and instagram rant about black girls with dark vaginas and how nasty it looks I remember!

  • Renee26

    Well if her crew wasn't smoking then she had a point and should have refused to leave with no proof....I know all races smoke weed so they couldn't just say it was them because they were the only ethnic group on the floor....I think SOMEBODY in the crew WAS smoking in the hotel and that's why they packed up and left ASAP.

    It's better to just smoke in the car or outside in the open air so nobody can pinpoint where the smell is coming from. Be discreet when doing illegal drugs DUH

  • Black men hate black women

    She's admitted to being in a blood gang , she's called black girls a black roach, etc.

    This chick is a racist criminal. I wish that hotel called the cops and had them do the worse to her.

  • missmiami305
  • Black men hate black women

    They're a bunch of color struck knee grows helping her to further appriopiate black culture after she called a black woman a black roach on tv and attacking her.

  • Renee26

    Majority of them are freeloaders aka friends along for the ride

  • Yoni7

    Is your name/moniker for or against what you choose to go by?

  • Yoni7

    THAT goes without saying. But when they came were they like "I can hold your inches for you while you shit." or were they like "I can be your wig brusher." type shit.

  • You Could Never

    If you dont carry your ass on someplace up here sounding like a broken record. WE GET IT. She calls or has called black women a black roach. She has admitted to being in a gang.




  • Toni ToniToni

    LMAO. Right..

  • Ms Thang

    She said that she buy 2 pairs of red bottoms a week.

  • Ms Thang

    She said that she's a rapper and need that car. I don't know why

  • Girlfriend

    Oh stop--SOMEbody was smoking and I'm almost positive that out of your whole crew, there's at least 10 smokers.

  • Tennessean

    there isn't a hotel I have been to that I haven't...I don't understand.

  • The WholeTruth

    Quit playing the race card game. Some Black folks racist against their on kind. If she was smoking weed in my hotel I would've kicked her non-classy ghetto behind out as well!

  • Renee26

    Lmao...I'll lay your outfits out on the bed .... I'll fluff your pillows when you toss and turn

  • Ryan
  • pure_rachet

    And how is she sleeping with all these folks in 1 room? ISSA LIE

  • pure_rachet

    I like her mustache

  • mzbestseller

    This hotel kicked everyone out because of weed and a loud party but no one shut down the one at Rosemont where Kenneka was found in the freezer? I know it's two different hotels but maybe if they all had that kind of policy she would still have been alive.

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  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I cant speak for these hotels but there are some hotels downtown and by the airport that are "party" hotels.

  • Shamari123

    So where was I playing the race card? There's racism everywhere but I SAID if they did than they should be held accountable. Read it again and don't come at me unless you understand what I wrote.

  • Mrs.Meenie

    She does know that smoking weed in a hotel is against the law...right? I think she just mad b/c they got caught. Maybe they should have put towels under the door, opened a window and stop by the local corner store and picked up some blunt spray....not that I would know but just sayn..

  • Karen Brady


  • Kim’s Original Face

    Beauty supply

  • i troll it like i see it

    I haven't even been following the Houstons story.

  • The WholeTruth

    Coming at you again....Your first sentence..... Albany is racist. Why even bring it up..You made the assumption that because Albany is racist this is the reason why they kicked her out. Black, White, Yellow, Green, Purple if you smoking weed in the hotel you get your azz kicked out...period!!!.You played the RACE CARD game... Why even bring up racism in the first place? Drop the first three sentences and your post is valid. Freedom of Speech (On repeat)..This is a BLOG (On repeat). You behind the PC and typing keys (On repeat)...make me stop coming at you to CHECK YOU!

  • Shamari123

    And you're blocked...bye. You wrote all of this just to STILL miss the whole point of what I wrote.

  • The WholeTruth

    How do you even know if it was a BLACK manager that kicked her butt out? I bet she wouldn't have blown up like that if he or she was..But maybe she would have called the dude a HOUSE N..ER? Maybe huh? LOL. But you quick to say ALBANY IS RACIST. Some people might be...BUT NOT IN EVERY DARN SITUATION were Black people and a white people are involved. Real TALK! You made the assumption that ALBANY IS RACIST (PEOPLE HERE)..Read your POST!!....The whole darn city? Get out of here! LMBO!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    1 carries the weed, 1 rolls the weed, 1 holds the gun, 1 is the muscle, 1 is the bestie on payroll for no reason, 1 takes the pictures, 1 is the videographer, there's always that 1 random girl that's slightly dressed professional she is the manager/publicist, 1 is the cousin that just got out of jail that the artists momma make tag along to stay outta trouble and the last 1 is the driver.

  • Alicia.Ashe


  • shun king

    you blocked too you stankin dog

  • D96

    I believe Sony will be collecting her publishing on top of it! Just getting robbed blind.

  • Django the God

    Whatchyall know about that purple weed?

  • Django the God


  • brandy jackson

    I legit squealed at this comment and I don't usu do that FYI

  • brandy jackson

    I literally would get fired from the job of being do you say... entouragee? Is that even a word? Now a celebrity traveling personal trainer....maybe, but probably ONLY on the weekend like Sza though smh *_*

  • brandy jackson

    A possession charge and there goes your entire tour because now you have to do community service. I hear you Elle.

  • Kayke

    This is the only reason she is "famous".

  • sunni_daze

    A few wet towls under the door and some blunt buster could have saved them all this trouble.

  • Yoni7

    The two weed folks would be gone, as I don't smoke. Shouldn't the gun toter be the muscle as well? So that knocks down one more person. Bestie better do SOMETHING, so funds are gone for her too. If we take selfies all day, there's no need for a picture taker. So that person is gone. FB and IG LIVE are what's hot. So no need for the videographer. The publicist better be qualified. And the jail cousin most likely has a weekly probation appointment, so nope, you can't ride either, homie. So in essence, I only have TWO folks in my entourage and that would be my muscle and "publicist".....but that hoe's time is limited too.

  • Yoni7


  • Yoni7

    Can you cook? LOL

  • Elle


  • The WholeTruth

    Made my point and had more likes. Blocking me is approved.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Stop talking about your mom and liking your own comments.

  • BorgQueen

    I was on a Carnival cruise and on my balcony enjoying my vacation ;) and security came to my room to tell me to stop blazing.

  • Tennessean

    lol...Right! it's not like they were going to tell you to leave...tahahaha

  • Indies beauty

    Hmmm... spent the night with my boo and we smoked all night.... someone needs to drop her some keys. Love Cardi but she is doing the most, especially when Hilton is not even 5 star.