EntertainmentCardi B Reveals Why She Didn't 'Shine' on the Stripper Pole in 'Hustlers' (Exclusive)
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was ready to werk on , but unfortunately, her body wasn't.
ET's Nischelle Turner sat down with the 26-year-old rapper and her Hustlers co-stars at the film's Los Angeles press day on Sunday, where she shared that her recent surgeries prevented her from truly "shining" on the stripper pole.
"You know what? I was really mad because let me tell you something -- when I did the movie, I just got my t***ies done and I got lipo, right? So I was like, 'This is my moment to shine, and I can't shine because I can't climb!'" Cardi said. "So I was mad. I was like, 'God damn it!'"
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The "I Like It" rapper -- who has been open about her past as a stripper -- revealed in May that she hadShe told ET shortly before that she had "My daughter f***ed me up!" she joked at the time, explaining she got the surgery after welcoming daughter Kulture in July 2018. "She did, she so did."
Cardi plays an exotic dancer in Hustlers, which tells the story of strippers who turn the tables on their wealthy clients after the financial crisis of the late 2000s. Stars Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart all showed off their best moves for the film -- leaving Cardi pretty impressed.
"When I did the club scene, right, I didn't get to see you. I saw you on the trailer. I was like, 'Oh sh*t! She really went off!'" the rapper said, turning to Lopez. "She said she was training, I see it now, because everybody thinks it's so easy to do. No it ain't. You can't do it at home."
"I saw Keke dancing. She was giving it," she added.
"I'm trying to give. Come on, girl!" Palmer chimed in.
"She was giving some flavors," Cardi described. "She was giving flavors."
The mom of one is waiting until she sees the movie before making a judgement on who gives the best performance on the pole. "I gotta see everybody. I got to see the movie still," she reasoned.
Hustlers hits theaters on Sept. 13.
'Hustlers' Banned in Malaysia for 'Excessive Obscene Content' .
"Hustlers," the Jennifer Lopez crime film about New York strippers who swindle Wall Street, has been banned in Malaysia for its "excessive obscene content." The country's film censorship board said the film was "not suitable for public viewing," citing its scenes featuring nude breasts, erotic dancing and drug use, according to the BBC. "Hustlers" was meant to open in the country on Thursday. "We regret to inform you that 'Hustlers' movieThe country's film censorship board said the film was "not suitable for public viewing," citing its scenes featuring nude breasts, erotic dancing and drug use, according to the BBC. "Hustlers" was meant to open in the country on Thursday.