While Cardi B has received a lot of criticism and unwarranted advice from the public during her separation from Offset, TLC's Chilli has great things to say about the rapper. She commended Cardi for her resilience during a recent interview with People. 

“I have gone through a public breakup, and it is not easy,” Thomas said, referencing her split from Usher in 2003. “When strangers know your business and want to chime in while you’re still dealing with the pain yourself, it’s difficult. Breakups are hard on anyone, but can you imagine if strangers knew your business? It’s rough.”


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The 47-year-old entertainer appreciates Cardi's signature "realness." 

“I am proud of her for being strong and standing up for herself during a time that is obviously a very hurtful one. She has a strong sense of self. That’s why fans have connected with her this way. She talks about her highs and lows; she is fearless.”

“It seems like she is owning [it] and she is like, ‘Hey this is what happened,’ and then she is still moving,” she said. “She may just look like that, yes, but I think that is a better image to portray than the damsel in distress person all the time. Because you are going to have those moments, that is obvious. But at the same time, I think it is very important to showcase your strength because no one ever died over a breakup. You may feel like you are going to, but you are going to be fine.”