According to Page Six, the “Bartier Cardi” rapper demanded justice for Club Lust after it was shut down by its owner Imran Jairam, who claims the business was unfairly targeted by the NYPD and the State Liquor Authority since 2014. Jairam filed a $125 million claim against both.
He also alleged that a former NYPD Deputy Inspector, Emmanuel Gonzalez, came to him in 2017 seeking free round-trip plane tickets to Puerto Rico. The NYPD Captains Endowment Association president fired back at Jairam’s claims, saying the club is "looking to shift focus from their bad conduct."
Cardi shared a post on her Instagram story, writing “Justice for LUST!!! Come on now that’s f - - ked up, never a shoot out, nobody ever got murked. Its like you can’t win for s - - t!!! OPEN THEM LOCKS.”
She joins 50 Cent, who previously posted video of the now shuttered establishment on Instagram. “Every time you see NYPD tell them l said they fucking up the summer,” he wrote.
Cardi has never shied away from talking about her history as a dancer. She alludes to her former career on many of her most popular songs, including her No. 1 hit "Bodak Yellow," and in an interview with Cosmopolitan earlier this year she explained why. “People say, ‘Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it,’” she said. “Because y’all don’t respect me because of it, and y’all going to respect these strippers from now on.”