The WAP hitmaker gave her Instagram followers a sneak peek at her ever-growing range of Hermes Birkin bags earlier this week, with a one-shot featuring the pregnant star choosing from a colourful array of the accessories, which had all been laid out on the floor.
However, some followers were not impressed with Cardi’s big-spending, suggesting she could have put her money to better use.
“You never see Oprah (Winfrey), Melinda Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg’s wife doing this, and they’re BILLIONaires but carry on,” commented one critic, as another wrote, “That’s over 2 million in purses let that sink in”.
The negative remarks caught Cardi’s attention, and she wasted no time in defending her designer splurge.
“Girl, Oprah take(s) trips that cost ten of these bags,” she hit back.
Cardi then took aim at business moguls like Virgin boss Richard Branson and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as she continued, “Don’t compare me to white billionaires’ wives when their husbands are taking billion-dollar trips to space just to be able to say they are the first ones who did it.”
Branson became the first billionaire to blast into space on his Virgin Galactic passenger jet on 11 July. Bezos fulfilled his childhood dream on Tuesday on board the New Shepard spacecraft.