Cardi B’s recent run-in with the law cost her millions in a sponsorship deal with Call of Duty. The deal fell through after the US rapper had to show up in court, causing her to miss the promotional shoot.
Call of Duty has, historically, worked with a wide range of famous personalities — Ice Cube and Jeff Goldblum are some of the bigger names to lend their voices and likenesses to the franchise. The latest star to work with the award-winning franchise was set to be Cardi B, as evidenced by her Call of Duty Skull necklace from her HOT S*** video of her.
Taking to Twitter, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar (Cardi B) explained how the deal fell through.
“My stupid decisions from the past caused me to miss out on money now.
“I had a multimillion-dollar Call of Duty deal on the table that I couldn’t take because of court.
“Guys think twice about those quick decisions! Lesson learned,” she posted.
The “decisions” mentioned are the two misdemeanour charges she pleaded guilty to on September 15.
In court, she admitted that she paid a friend $5,000 USD ($7,800 AUD) to beat up a woman who worked at a strip club in Queens, New York back in 2018.
She was sentenced to 15 days of community service and a three-year order of protection after accepting a plea deal over the incident.
A fan suggested via Twitter that she renegotiate the deal, but Cardi B stated that she “couldn’t make it cause of court couple weeks ago …[she] wasn’t able to do the shoot on time.
It is unknown what the deal would have looked like, but considering past appearances by stars like Rober Downey Jr., it was probably quite a large sum of money.
The popular shooter series has had a fair amount of news in recent months.
Fans of the series recently pointed out that the series has some awkward mistranslations and “American-isms” that don’t belong in the Middle East.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II releases on October 28 for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.
Written by Junior Miyai on behalf of GLHF.