Cardi B’s comments about the death of Connecticut social media influencer Lauren Smith-Fields has now helped the launch of a criminal investigation that got the Bridgeport Police Department and the DEA involved.
According to NBC New York, Smith Fields’ family attorney Darnell Crosland shared that the “Up” rapper speaking out was instrumental in the start of the investigation. Smith-Fields mysteriously died in Dec. 2021 after going on a Bumble date with a white man.
“Criminal Probe Launched in Death of Lauren Smith-Fields – [Cardi B] thanks to your voice we are moving towards justice, just announced today a criminal investigation will be launched,” Crossland wrote on Twitter on Wednesday (Jan. 26).
On Sunday (Jan. 23), the artist took to her Twitter to share how she felt about the incident.
“Naa this man don’t look old and it’s not old at all and yet the media made it seem like she was wit a old ass man lookin to trick on her,” she tweeted. “I’m disgusted on how they spin the narrative specially because I see people saying online ‘that’s wat she gets.'”
In a follow-up tweet, she demanded justice.
A medical examiner ruled the death of the 23-year-old accidental and was caused by “acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine, and alcohol,” a Connecticut's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled on Jan. 24, according to CNN.