Cardi B Says She Got ‘Everyone Tested’ Before Hosting Large Thanksgiving Gathering

Cardi B is apologizing after her Thanksgiving celebrations came under scrutiny when she revealed she hosted an event for 37 people.

Unsurprisingly, a number of people called out the “WAP” rapper for the gathering.

“Why are you proud of not following CDC guidelines and making healthcare workers jobs even harder? I love you but this isn’t something to be proud of,” commented one person. Another added, “Cardi. Oof. We’re in the middle of a pandemic, girl.”

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Cardi quickly realized that tweeting about the gathering was probably not best.

“Sorry my bad wasn’t trying to make nobody feel bad,” she tweeted. “I just had my family in my home for the first time and it felt so good & uplifted me.”

She added that she “spent soo much money getting [everyone] tested” and the money spent was “worth it.”

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“I wasn’t trying to offend,” she said.

Fans were receptive of her apology, with some praising her for addressing her problems.

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