The rapper also revealed she is planning a tell-all book about her life.
UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. on 3/26/19
On Tuesday afternoon, Cardi again responded to the backlash with a lengthy statement via a photo message on Instagram: "So I'm seeing on social media that a live I did 3 years ago has popped back up. A live where I talked about things I had to do in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living. I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world wit [sic] a perfect past I always speak my truth I always own my shit."
"Im apart of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong you had to do to get where you are," the statement continued. "There are rappers that glorify murder violence drugs an robbing. Crimes they feel that had to do to survive. I never glorified the things I brought up that live I never even put those things in my music because I'm not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it. I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options."
"I was blessed to have been able to rise from that but so many women have not," the statement concluded. "Whether or not they were poor choices at the time I did what I had to do to survive. The men I spoke about in my live were men that I dated that I was involve with men that were conscious willing and aware. I have a past that I can't change we all do."
Cardi captioned the post: "All I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future."
Cardi B claimed over the weekend she used to drug and rob men before she was famous.
The alarming admission was made in an Instagram Live video where she stated: "I had to go strip, I had to go, 'Oh yeah, you want to f--k me? Yeah yeah yeah, let's go back to this hotel,' and I drugged n----s up and I robbed them. That's what I used to do. Nothing was muthaf--kin' handed to me, my n---a. Nothing!"
In the same video she revealed plans to write a memoir: "I'm a good-hearted person but I have done some f--ked up shit. Y'all don't have to worry about it, y'all don't gotta tell my story."
"You wanna know why y'all don't gotta tell my story? Because I'm gonna write a book about my life. I've been through a lot of shit. I've been a bitch that from young been in the streets. I got influenced by the streets."
The shocking video's criminal implications were not missed by social media users, who used the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB to voice their concern and outrage.
Cardi responded to Twitter users demanding she be "canceled" by posting a clip from singer Tisha Campbell's song "Steel Here" and wrote, "When they try to cancel me on Twitter and Instagram."