Cardi B hits back at criticism from trolls over her Birkin bag collection

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Cardi B has hit back at online trolls who criticized the number of Hermés Birkin bags that she owns in a new Instagram video.

The rapper regularly posts about the bags which not only retail for upwards of $13,000 (£10,000) but have a long waiting list to purchase too.

The 28-year-old currently owns a number of the bags in various colors as well as four totes which she was gifted by her husband Offset.

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However, some commentators online have slammed Cardi B as well as other rappers including Megan Thee Stallion and Saweetie for devaluing the bags.

A screenshot of an Instagram post calling the women out for their love of the bags went viral, the Independent reports.

"Birkins have literally lost their value," the caption read.

"The city girls and Cardi have got y'all convinced that these Birkin bags are easy to get. There's a certain number of Birkins that are made per year.

"There are billionaires who are spending months/years on a waiting list to just get one. These bags are supposed to be exclusive and you're supposed to be big in the fashion world and have relationships with these people to get one."

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Now, Cardi B has hit back at the comment in a video posted to her Instagram page.

"I've been seeing this tweet right," the 28-year-old began.

"It had me and it had other female rappers on it. They were talking about if we could get Birkins from the Hermés store and they [were] also saying how we depreciate the value of a Hermés Birkin bag. I find that really interesting because, first thing first, I definitely could get a bag. Actually, I got four bags today from the Hermés store."

The rapper then slammed those who were questioning whether or not Black or Hispanic women "could get a bag from the Hermés store" because "y'all don't do this to these white celebrities".

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"So why is it that y'all gotta be asking us? What the f***? It just makes you want to brag like, 'Bitch do you know who the f*** you're talking to?' But no, I'm not even going to take it there," she said.

"Another thing is that they're saying we're depreciating the value," she continued. "Actually, we add value because when we mention brands in hip-hop, s*** go up."

The rapper then mentioned her hit single 'Bodak Yellow' which mentioned designer Christian Louboutin.

"When 'Bodak Yellow' came out you could actually Google that their sales went up 1000 percent," she said.

"When y'all say that we devalue s***, no we actually add value."

Cardi B hits back at criticism from trolls over her Birkin bag collection

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By VT

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Cardi B has hit back at online trolls who criticized the number of Hermés Birkin bags that she owns in a new Instagram video.

The rapper regularly posts about the bags which not only retail for upwards of $13,000 (£10,000) but have a long waiting list to purchase too.

The 28-year-old currently owns a number of the bags in various colors as well as four totes which she was gifted by her husband Offset.

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/CGTl4ZfAALH/]]

However, some commentators online have slammed Cardi B as well as other rappers including Megan Thee Stallion and Saweetie for devaluing the bags.

A screenshot of an Instagram post calling the women out for their love of the bags went viral, the Independent reports.

"Birkins have literally lost their value," the caption read.

"The city girls and Cardi have got y'all convinced that these Birkin bags are easy to get. There's a certain number of Birkins that are made per year.

"There are billionaires who are spending months/years on a waiting list to just get one. These bags are supposed to be exclusive and you're supposed to be big in the fashion world and have relationships with these people to get one."

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Now, Cardi B has hit back at the comment in a video posted to her Instagram page.

"I've been seeing this tweet right," the 28-year-old began.

"It had me and it had other female rappers on it. They were talking about if we could get Birkins from the Hermés store and they [were] also saying how we depreciate the value of a Hermés Birkin bag. I find that really interesting because, first thing first, I definitely could get a bag. Actually, I got four bags today from the Hermés store."

The rapper then slammed those who were questioning whether or not Black or Hispanic women "could get a bag from the Hermés store" because "y'all don't do this to these white celebrities".

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"So why is it that y'all gotta be asking us? What the f***? It just makes you want to brag like, 'Bitch do you know who the f*** you're talking to?' But no, I'm not even going to take it there," she said.

"Another thing is that they're saying we're depreciating the value," she continued. "Actually, we add value because when we mention brands in hip-hop, s*** go up."

The rapper then mentioned her hit single 'Bodak Yellow' which mentioned designer Christian Louboutin.

"When 'Bodak Yellow' came out you could actually Google that their sales went up 1000 percent," she said.

"When y'all say that we devalue s***, no we actually add value."