Cardi B is known for her bold fashion statements. The rapper has been photographed wearing fur jackets, but are they real?
Cardi B wears real fur. She has received a mix of criticism and praise for her fur fashion statements.
Cardi B wears real and fake fur and receives mixed reviews. Keep reading to learn about some of the rapper’s most famous fur outfits, including some that were fake fur.
Cardi B Wears Her Real Fur
Cardi B has worn iconic fur pieces on numerous occasions. Perhaps the most notable outfits were her different fur ensembles for her court trials in 2019.
When Cardi B went to court for physical assault charges from a fellow bartender, the rapper showed up in style. For one of her appearances she wore a dramatic black fur and feather coat by Adrienne Landau.
Cardi then wore a different fur outfit on another day of her trial. This time she donned a light brown fur coat with a matching hat.
Cardi B also wore an eye-catching fur jacket to perform at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. This jacket featured bright pink, brown, black and white striped fur.
Cardi B makes fur a part of her style and has worn many fur coats and fashion pieces. Her outfits definitely make a statement, especially when she shows up to court or a performance in a full fur coat.
Cardi’s Fur is in Her Music
Cardi not only wears real fur, she also flaunts it in her musical endeavors. She mentions her fur in lyrics and wears fur jackets in music videos.
Cardi B embraces the aesthetic of fur in her raps. In her song “I Like It” she raps, “Hotter than a Somali, fur coat, Ferrari.”
Cardi B threw on a lavish red fur coat for her Bartier Cardi music video. According to Vogue, the jacket is real fur.
In both examples, Cardi B embraces the correlation of fur with wealth. She uses fur to contribute to her glamorous and lavish aesthetic.
Backlash Against Cardi B’s Fur
Some fans spoke out against Cardi B’s decision to wear fur. One major critic was the animal rights organization PETA.
PETA tweeted about Cardi B’s fur, showing the star’s fur ensemble next to a photo of a fox. The picture asks “who wore it better?” and PETA chastised Cardi for wearing fur.
Perhaps worse than PETA’s initial callout post was the additional backlash it stirred. Cardi B and her stylist became the target of harsh criticism from animal rights’ activists.
Cardi B’s stylist Kollin Carter came forward to say that the backlash against Cardi’s fur went too far. He received vicious death threats and was called the n word by critics who disagreed with the fur jacket he picked out.
Collin explained that some of these hateful comments came from people who wore leather and ate meat. He condemned their hypocrisy and defended himself and Cardi against their harsh words.
Some Fans Love the Star’s Fur
Other fashion critics and fans praise Cardi B’s bold fur fashion choices. Regarding Cardi’s courtroom fur, Maggie Griswold for Stylecaster wrote “Cardi B looked iconic walking up those court steps.”
A fur company, Kaufman Furs, also praised Cardi B’s fur outfits. Their page claims that the “fur thirst is real” and says that fans are buying their own fur to steal Cardi’s style.
Cardi B is Open to Faux Fur
One of Cardi B’s most iconic fur outfits actually featured a faux puffy fur jacket. Fans were questioning whether it was real until the jacket brand cleared up the confusion.
The jacket’s maker, Lavish Furs, made their own post to clarify that Cardi’s floor length coat was fake. Although Cardi has worn real fur in the past, she also wears faux fur on occasion.
Cardi B also went faux in her clothing line. She designed pieces using vegan leather, which allows non-vegans and vegans alike to buy her unique items.
Cardi B wears real fur to complete her classy and high-end style. She usually wears real fur but is open to incorporating faux fur into her look and faux leather into her brand.