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Rapper Cardi B Rails Against IRS, High Taxes

“On top of that, being an artist, looking good for y’all, doing all this extra s*** to please y’all, that s*** costs money,” she said.

By NTK Staff | 02.07.2019 @3:38pm
Rapper Cardi B Rails Against IRS, High Taxes

Rapper Cardi B posted a video on social media this week criticizing the amount of money the government takes from each of her paychecks in a rant just in time for tax season.

The New York rapper begins her video by complaining about individuals, particularly online commenters, who criticize how she spends her money.

“You know what I hate? I hate when celebrities do something very extravagant, buy something very luxurious, those people in the comments are like, ‘You could have donated that, or we’re going backwards, you could have done this and that with your money,’” she said.

“And it’s like, who are you to tell people what to do with their hard-working ass money?” Cardi B continued. “First of all, do you know that artists, celebrities, the IRS, out of every check that you make, they automatically take 45 percent of your check? That means in order to spend $500,000, you got to make at least a million.”

According to the Tax Foundation, the highest federal tax bracket is 37 percent. Cardi B was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, and if that remains her primary residence, she could easily be tacking on another 8.8 percent from the state and 3.6 percent from the city.

“Artists like me and a lot of rappers that I know, they literally take care of their whole family,” she said. “And that’s not tax [deductible] because the IRS don’t consider that a business.”

Cardi B also elaborated on her spending habits, which she said are sometimes as much as $300,000 each month.

“On top of that, being an artist, looking good for y’all, doing all this extra shit to please y’all, that shit costs money,” she said. “Like me for example, my bills, it’s like I’ll say about $300,000 [or] $250,000 every single month.”

This is not the first time Cardi B has opened up about her issues with the U.S. tax system. In March 2018, she posted a similar rant on Instagram:

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