You Are “Overly Trippin'” About Cardi B’s Crips Diss According To Rapper The Game

Emily Gadsby
rapper The Game responds to Cardi B Crips diss
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Rapper The Game isn’t one to let Cardi B, a fellow Bloods associate, come under fire for dissing the rival Crips gang on social media. 

When the Bronx-bred, bloody-shoe-wearing rapper took to Instagram to flex her “poppin'” bright blue fur coat, the opportunity to serve a high-key diss toward the Crips’ signature color proved far too temping.

“I hate wearing Flue but this coat was too poppin,” wrote Cardi B for the image’s now-deleted caption. Not taking kindly to the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s use of the Crips slur “flue,” social media soon exploded with death threats aimed at Cardi B’s head. 

After it was announced that the chart-topping femcee bagged three hosting/performing gigs at Los Angeles’ famed  Murano, Penthouse and Ace of Diamonds clubs, the hashtag #DontComeToLA began trending on Twitter in order to alert Cardi B to the seriousness of the situation. In response to the promised escalation of gang violence, club management tripled event security and even hired off-duty police officers to patrol the floor. 

After the star-studded weekend passed by without incident, The Game stepped up to chat with TMZ about taking the heat off of Cardi B and her use of a gang slur. 

“That’s dangerous shit,” said the rapper, acknowledging the ongoing tension between the warring gangs. “But I talked to Cardi and she understands the politics of LA, but she’s still who she is. That has to be respected, but there’s a position here that has to be respected. But all in all, Cardi came through and had a good time.”

“A bunch of people aren’t gonna understand the politics but there are politics,” he continued. “Everybody who they are. I was a witness to Cardi B in there rockin’ the mic–I like Cardi B, I like her music, I like what she stands for–she represents who I am and where I come from. Everybody that’s overly trippin’ just need to chill…she a good girl, we hollered about it–she didn’t mean ‘nothin. She from a whole different side of America, and people that took offense just sweep the shit under the rug. It’s All-Star weekend–everybody chill out.”

Thankfully, Cardi B made it through the tension-filled weekend unscathed and is fighting fit and ready to perform with Bruno Mars on the newly-added leg of his “24k Magic” tour.