Cardi B was ‘just playing’ with proposed campaign to free jailed Tiger King star


Cardi B wasn’t seriously planning to start a campaign to free jailed Tiger King star Joe Exotic.

Released earlier this month (Mar 2020) on Netflix, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness follows the exploits of Joe, a prolific tiger breeder, who ran a popular illegal zoo in Oklahoma.

And while fans have taken to social media to rave over the show, the rapper took to Twitter to declare she felt compelled to take action against authorities who sentenced the tiger lover to time in jail for plotting to kill an animal rights activist and other wildlife violations.

“Bout to star a gofundme account for Joe .He shall be free (sic),” she shared among a string of posts.

However, as the Bodak Yellow hitmaker’s comments gained momentum online, she returned to the site to set the record straight, insisting, “Omg… I was just playing “I do love him tho and he deff needed better representation .oooooooooooooooooo here Kitty Kitty (sic),” she finished.

Cardi’s clarification of her stance comes after TMZ published a story revealing she wouldn’t be allowed to start a campaign on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe, because the organization wouldn’t allow it.

According to the publication, after Cardi’s post went live, an account with her name appeared on the site and began the proposed campaign, but was soon pulled, with the $100 it raised refunded to donors. TMZ added the account was not related to Cardi.

A representative from the platform clarified the campaign was removed as money cannot be raised to fund the defense of inmates convicted of violent crimes.