In a recent interview Cardi B says she once received a butt injection from a woman in Queens who later had a patient die on the operating table.
The illegal operation, which Cardi got about four years ago took place in an apartment basement and cost her $800.
“It was the craziest pain ever,” Cardi told GQ in a wide-ranging feature. “I felt like I was gonna pass out. I felt a little dizzy. And it leaks for, like, five days.”
Cardi, who was 21 at the time, turned to filler injections because she was too thin to undergo another procedure that required liposuction, she said. She intended to go back to the woman for a follow-up procedure, but that proved to be impossible.
“By the time I was gonna go get it, the lady got locked up ’cause she’s supposedly killed somebody,” she told GQ. “Well … somebody died on her table.”
The Bronx-born Cardi did not reveal the identity of the woman who gave her the injections. Multiple people have died in New York in recent years due to unlicensed rear-end injections, including Kelly Mayhew, who received silicone injections in a Queens basement in 2015.
The doctor who performed that operation was identified as Donna Francis earlier this year, with detectives telling NBC New York that she fled to London. Francis is reportedly charged with criminally negligent homicide but remains overseas and has not been taken into custody.
Cardi, who was working as a stripper at the time of her procedure, says she wanted a larger backside because she felt it would help her career, and because a man had cheated on her with a woman who had a large behind.