Cardi B is 'not proud' of drugging, robbing men: 'I did what I had to do to survive'

Cardi B is not shying away from a resurfaced video in which she admitted to drugging and robbing men.

During a livestream recorded three years ago, Cardi spoke candidly about her years as a stripper: "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," she said. "That's what I used to do."

The video preceded Cardi's rise to superstardom, but the rapper is not making excuses, instead owning up to the "things I had to do in my past, right or wrong, that I felt like I needed to do to make a living."

“I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options," she explained on Instagram. "I was blessed to have been able to rise from that but so many women have not. Whether or not they were poor choices at the time I did what I had to do to survive."

"There are rappers that glorify murder violence drugs [and] robbing." she wrote. "I never glorified the things I brought up ... I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel responsibility not to glorify it."

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Cardi B seen out in Manhattan on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 04: Cardi B performs during the 2016 Santa Slam Concert at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on December 4, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Cardi B attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2016 Green Carpet at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on September 17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia (Prince Williams/Wireimage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Cardi B attends VIP Event Hosted By Migos on January 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Cardi B attends the FADER Magazine celebration of their Faith Issue at Vnyl on January 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Cardi B attends the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Cardi B arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Cardi B attends Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Cardi B performs during Spotify Presents: Who We Be Live at Alexandra Palace on November 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 29: Cardi B performs at The Joy Theater on December 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Cardi B arrives at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Cardi B attends GQ's 2018 All-Stars Celebration at Nomad Hotel Los Angeles on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 26: Cardi B (L) and Ozuna perform onstage at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on April 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 22, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Zachary Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 16: Cardi B Performs at Birthday Bash 2018 at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.(photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 16: Cardi B performs on stage during Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 07: Cardi B and Offset of The Group Migos attend a Birthday Celebration for Pierre 'Pee' Thomas at Gold Room on June 7, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Cardi B attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Concert at Central Park, Great Lawn on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/WireImage)
NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 28: Cardi B backstage at 2018 Power105.1 Powerhouse NYC at Prudential Center on October 28, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Cardi B performs at Z100's Jingle Ball 2018 at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
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The 26-year-old continued, "I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world [with] a perfect past ... I always speak my truth I always own my s--t."

She also noted that the men involved were "conscious, willing and aware."

With that stage of her life now behind her, she said, “all I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future.”

Cardi became a first-time mom in 2018 with the arrival of her daughter Kulture.

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PREMIOS BILLBOARD DE LA MÚSICA LATINA 2018 -- Pictured: (l-r) Cardi B, Offset backstage at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on April 26, 2018 -- (Photo by: John Parra/Telemundo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Offset (L) and Cardi B perform onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at The Forum on November 30, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 23: Cardi B and Offset attend Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Game at State Farm Arena on November 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Cardi B and Offset of Migos attend Huncho Reality 'The Album release Experience' on October 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Cardi B and Offset of Migos attend Huncho Reality 'The Album release Experience' on October 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Cardi B, Offset arrives at the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Offset and Cardi B pose backstage at the Jeremy Scott show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Cardi B (L) and Offset attend the Aubrey & 3 Migos Tour After Party at Highline Ballroom on August 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Cardi B and Offset attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/VMN18/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Cardi B and Offset attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 16: Offset and Cardi B attend Birthday Bash 2018 at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.(photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 16: Cardi B and Offset of the Migos perform on stage during Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Cardi B and Offset attend the NBA All-Star Game as a part of 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend at STAPLES Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Recording artists Cardi B and Offset of the group Migos are seen leaving Prabal Gurung fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Cardi B and Offset attend The Set Gala at The MacArthur on December 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Cardi B and Offset at The Set Gala at The MacArthur on December 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 16: Rapper Offset of the Group Migos and Cardi B attend DJ Holiday Birthday Celebration at Amora Lounge on November 16, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Cardi B, Offset arrives at the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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