Cardi B Shares Frustrations About the High Price of Lettuce, and We Couldn’t Agree More

published Jan 6, 2023
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MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 04: Cardi B and Starco Brands launch Whipshots at The Goodtime Hotel on December 04, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for Whipshots)
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It’s no secret that grocery prices are increasing. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, grocery prices were up 13.5 percent in August 2022 from the year before, making it the largest 12-month percentage increase since March 1979. If you’re feeling frustrated about the increase in your weekly grocery bill, you’re not alone. Rapper and songwriter Cardi B has taken to Twitter to rant about the cost of lettuce.

In the Tweet, captioned “PSA!!!!” Cardi shares her frustrations. “Let me tell you something, when I be complaining about food prices and ya’ll motherf—ers be like ‘Ain’t you rich? Why are you complaining about lettuce? Why are you complaining about this?’ That just goes to show me [that] when you become successful, when you have money, you’re going to go broke soon because y’all not budgeting.”

She continues on, explaining how she receives a summary of household expenses each week. When she saw her grocery bill “tripling up,” she went to the supermarket and saw that the price of lettuce went from $2 to $7 in just a few months. “Of course, I’m going to say something.” The rapper hopes that by voicing her concerns on her platform (27.5 million Twitter followers), she can help enact change.  

What Are Some Smart Ways to Stretch Your Budget?

In the meantime, if you’re looking to save money at the grocery store, we’ve got tips on how to spend $100 or less on groceries each weekold-school money-saving tips that still hold up, and surprising ways to save money on groceries. Doing simple things like creating a loose meal plan, making a quick inventory of what you already have before going to the store, and buying in bulk selectively can help you cut down on food waste and lower your weekly grocery shopping bill. And hopefully, like you, Cardi will implement some of these strategies this year too!