Cardi B Wants To Sue The LAPD For A Traffic Stop That Involved Her Getting "Butt-Naked Outside"

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Cardi B is heated about the recent traffic stop.

Cardi B says she wants to sue the Los Angeles Police Department after officers made her get "butt-naked outside" during a traffic stop. Reflecting on the incident on Instagram Live, she explained that police thought she was trafficking fentanyl and searched her car for three hours. She says they didn't recognize her as a celebrity.

“They thought I had I was trafficking fentanyl and they thought I had a gun in the car, so they stopped me,” she explained. “They had me outside for like three hours, they had me getting butt-naked outside. Sh*t was crazy. It was deadass a movie. I’m about to sue the LAPD. I told them like, ‘yo, I’m Cardi B. Do I look like I gotta sell some sh*t? Like why would I do that? I would never pull no sh*t like that.'”

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“They didn’t believe me,” she said. “It was some white cops and they ain’t know who I was. They was really tough on me and everything. They said somebody gave them a clue. I really feel like it was one of my opps and sh*t, like they really trying to ruin my life. Like y’all don’t even f*cking know. I been going through a lot lately.” Check out her full recollection of the incident below.

Cardi B Discusses Incident With The LAPD

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