Cardi B, the Grammy-winning rapper, has fired back at social media critics questioning her commitment to fitness post-plastic surgery. On Tuesday, the 31-year-old artist addressed a user’s skepticism on X (formerly Twitter), who expressed disdain for influencers undergoing cosmetic procedures while showcasing their gym routines.
“I hate influencers who do this. Get all the surgery acting like they really be in the gym when really if they gain more weight they will just get surgery again smh,” the social media user wrote alongside a video of Cardi in the gym.
Cardi swiftly responded, defending her fitness journey, “How vocal have I been about my procedures??? The thing is I don’t gain weight much, so I’m trying to gain muscle cuz it’s hard for me to maintain fat…also there’s this thing called visceral fat…It’s fat that grows under the muscle, and you can’t lipo it, only thing you can do is work it out!”
“THAT’S WHY YOU SEE POUCHES ON LIPO GIRLS. YOU HAVE TO MAINTAIN IT!” she added.
Visceral fat, as described by Mayo Clinic, is “belly fat that accumulates in your abdomen in the spaces between your organs. Too much visceral fat is strongly linked with a greater risk of serious health problems.”
Cardi, who has been transparent about her plastic surgery experiences, reaffirmed her commitment to exercise in 2019 after a challenging recovery from a procedure. This recent response echoes a pattern for Cardi, who has previously explained her workout routines and the importance of addressing visceral fat.
In April, she shared a TikTok video detailing her stretching routine and emphasized the necessity of working out even with cosmetic procedures. “A lot of people are so ignorant like why are you working out, you have lipo, but there is this thing called visceral fat,” she said, elucidating how working out is crucial to target areas not affected by liposuction.
Cardi, known for her candor, has consistently advocated for a balanced approach to fitness, dispelling misconceptions surrounding the intersection of plastic surgery and exercise.