The Bodak Yellow superstar shared the now-deleted image with her 16.7 million followers in the early hours of Thursday, requesting “information” about his identity and location.
When some fans started joking about Cardi putting a “bounty” on the guy’s head, she insisted that wasn’t the case – although she admitted he was a suspect in a robbery case.
“I’m not putting a bounty just want some info,” she retorted, “and if I did this man put a gun on somebody’s head rob them,and kept them hostage (sic)!”
The rapper went on to make it clear the incident didn’t happen to her and subsequently uploaded two video messages explaining exactly what had gone down.
In the clips, Cardi revealed she decided to publicise the picture because she’s frustrated with the slow progress of the police investigation into the crime, which happened to her “really nice”, “Christian” cousin, who assisted the stranger while out driving.
“So my cousin was giving him a ride, (but) he (suspect) put a gun on his head, he started putting the gun on his chest, and he robbed him and made him continue driving, for like 30 minutes, for no reason!” Cardi exclaimed.
Cardi didn’t state where or when the altercation took place but remarked: “My cousin give the pictures to the cops and everything, but I just feel like they’re taking a long time.”
She then argued social media detectives had no problem digging up the contact information of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, and she is simply looking for the same thing.
“No, I’m not gonna get the guy f**king beat up and killed,” she said, “(but) if my cousin need the information, I’mma give him the information (sic).”