Cardi B sends a message to a ‘very strong girl’ named Lyric fighting brain cancer: ‘The world loves you’
Cardi B is using her enormous social media platform to help a girl in need.
On Tuesday the 28-year-old rapper took to Instagram to give a shout out to a ‘very strong girl’ named Lyric who is fighting brain cancer as she gushed over her strength of character and the perspective the story gave her.
‘I be thinking I be havin it tough and other people probably think that they having it tough,’ she said before sharing that she felt ‘motivated’ after watching the girl’s videos and telling her, ‘the world loves you.’
Sending love: Cardi B, 28, shares the story a ‘very strong girl’ named Lyric as she gave details about the fun-loving girl fighting brain cancer while saying the story made her feel ‘motivated’; pictured 2019
Recently being slammed for hosting 12 kids and 25 adults at her house for Thanksgiving – which prompted a flurry of unsavory fan comments on Twitter – Cardi later apologized as she said she ‘wasn’t trying to make nobody feel bad.’
With the pandemic reaching an all time high in the United States with 13.6M total cases, fans were not amused by her seemingly flagrant gathering before she added that people were trying ‘too hard to be offended.’
Despite the stinging backlash, the direct messages about Lyric and her story that Cardi received after landing at LAX seemed to put things into perspective for the WAP hitmaker.
‘I’ve been flying and Im checking some DMs a couple people have already sent me this DM about this girl, a very strong girl named lyric. She’s from Houston and she has cancer and she had about four times brain surgery,’ Cardi said.
Strength: Cardi shared the girl’s page on her Insta-story as she wrote ‘Freaking pretty OK’ before sharing details of Lyric’s struggle
Lyric, who has Anaplastic Ependymoma, describes herself as a four time brain surgery survivor and frequently posts video of herself dancing and smiling despite her ongoing battle.
Cardi said that the young girl’s videos had her ‘a little bit emotional’ before saying that they brought a big smile to her face while sharing her profile and writing ‘Freakin pretty OK’ with the queen emoji.
‘I have a big smile on my face to see how funny you are, how pretty you are, how you put your outfits together, how you do your nails while you’re fighting [cancer].’
‘I be thinking I be havin it tough and other people probably think that they having it tough….it definitely motivates me to whatever Im going through and I hope that people look at your page and get motivated,’ she said.
Cardi continued to say that she was amazed by the young girl who was still smiling, still having energy and still dancing and doing TikToks amid her health struggle.
Emotional: She shared that the young girl’s videos had her ‘a little bit emotional’ before saying that they brought a big smile to her face as she marveled at the girl’s strength and positive outlook
Tough times: Cardi said, ‘I be thinking I be havin it tough and other people probably think that they having it tough,’ as she alluded to Lyric’s story giving her perspective
Mother’s pain: Cardi tried to empathize with Lyric’s mother as she said she could not even imagine what it felt like; pictured with daughter Kulture in 2020
She then gave a shout out to Lyrics parents as she said she could not even imagine as a mother herself what they were going through.
‘It is so heartbreaking watching the last video on your page and as a mother I wouldn’t know what to do. I commend you so much. It is so tough being a parent and I can only imagine.’
Cardi shared that she was getting floods of messages from caring people while adding, ‘I’m totally in love with you guys and I’m gonna pray tonight..I’m gonna pray for your daughter and pray for your family.’
She signed off, ‘I love you guys I love Lyric and hold on the world loves you.’
Lyrically talented: The WAP hitmaker told the girl the ‘world loves you’ and commended her on her level of strength and energy as she still wakes up every day with a smile on her face