Cardi B's Team Denies Her Story About LAPD Accusing Her of Drug Trafficking, Making Her Get 'Butt Naked Outside' (UPDATE)

During the alleged incident, Cardi said she was accused of trafficking fentanyl and having a gun in her car.

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UPDATED 3/27, 7:20 a.m. ET: An LAPD rep says the department has "no record" of any incident with Cardi B.

"The LAPD has no record of contact with Cardi B," the rep said in an email to Complex.

UPDATED 3/26, 8:15 p.m. ET: Cardi B's team sent a statement to Billboard saying the story is completely false.

"This IG Live was taken out of context and there is no truth to this story," Cardi's team said. "Apologies for any confusion.”

LAPD sources also told TMZ there's no evidence that her alleged confrontation with police ever occurred.

"Our sources insist that if something as dramatic as what she described happened, it'd be documented," the outlet reports, adding that "different divisions poked around" only to find the incident "simply doesn't exist on any report sheet."

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Cardi B is threatening legal action against the Los Angeles Police Department.

In a recent Instagram Live session, the "Enough (Miami)" artist detailed the incident, which she said stemmed from a "tip" to police from an unknown party. During the stop, per Cardi, she was accused of drug trafficking.

"You don’t even know what happened to me yesterday, like, y’all don’t even know," Cardi told fans. "I got stopped by the cops and everything. I got stopped by the cops yesterday. You gon’ see, it’s gonna hit TMZ real soon. They thought I was trafficking. Yeah, they thought I was trafficking fentanyl. And they thought I had a gun in my car. So they stopped me and everything."

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Cardi further explained that the incident ultimately led to her being outside for hours, even "butt naked" at one point.

"I was freaking out," Cardi said of her "bad day" in the Los Angeles area. "They had me outside for, like, three hours. They had me getting butt naked outside. Shit was crazy. It was deadass a movie and whatever. But you already know I’m 'bout to sue the LAPD. They got me fucked up for doing it."

From there, Cardi said she tried to tell the officers who she was while pointing out how the accusations didn’t make sense. However, she added, "they didn’t believe me." As for who was responsible for the initial call, Cardi theorized that "one of my opps" could be the culprit.

"It was, like, some white cops or something," Cardi recalled. "They didn’t know who I was so they was really tough on me and everything. They said that somebody gave them a clue. I already feel like it was one of my opps and shit. They really trying to ruin my life."

Complex has reached out to reps for the LAPD for comment. This story may be updated.

With "Enough (Miami)," released earlier this month, Cardi bagged her twelfth top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The song debuted at No. 9 and was preceded by the heavily headlined "Like What (Freestyle)," a Coach-centered lyrical passage from which became quite the discussion topic after its release.

More recently, Cardi joined Speedy Morman for an exclusive 360 chat. See that below.

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