*Pregnant rapper Cardi B is urging authorities to reopen her old strip club after the Brooklyn hotspot was shut down by local police.
Club Love & Lust closed its doors last month after its owner, Imran Jairam, accused former precinct chief Emmanuel Gonzalez of unfairly targeting the venue amid allegations of a failed blackmail attempt.
Jairam claims the raids were ordered by Gonzalez after dismissing his demands for free gifts, like round-trip plane tickets to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria last year.
50 Cent also protested the closure in a post on Instagram last month (May18) that got him in trouble with the NYPD, as previously reported. The police accused him of threatening Gonzalez by posting his catch phrase “get the strap.”
Cardi weighed in on the shutdown early Monday. “Justice for LUST!!!,” she posted on her Instagram Story. “Come on now that’s f**ked up, never a shoot out, nobody ever got murked (murdered). Its (sic) like you can’t win for s**t!!! OPEN THEM LOCKS… (sic)”
The Bronx-born rapper is currently on maternity leave as she prepares to welcome her first child with her fiance, Migos rapper Offset, but she is already making plans for her stage comeback and has booked her first post-baby festival gig.
Cardi will join Nas and Miguel as a headliner for the ONE Musicfest 2018, which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on Sept. 8 and 9. Other artists on the bill include T.I., Jeezy, Big Sean, Nas’ ex-wife Kelis, and Brandy.
The star is expected to perform on the second day of the annual bash, as she will be in Denver, Colorado supporting Bruno Mars on his 24K Magic World Tour on Sept. 7 and 8, when she makes her live return as a new mom.