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10-Year-Old Quadruplet Boys Release Cardi B Diss Track And She Can’t Help But Respond In The Most Cardi Way Possible

When I heard Cardi B was dragging some 10-year-old boys on social media, my first thought was: oh no, Cardi! Then I heard the rap. There’s something terribly offputting about four little white boys telling an Afro-Latinx she belongs in a zoo, calling her trash, and then body-shaming her.

Cardi B is known for embracing and leading the life of a gangster. She has never hidden the fact that she is a product of the streets, and won’t shy away from confrontations no matter the time or the place. The woman threw her shoe at Nicki Minaj during fashion week for god’s sake. I would watch myself around her…

Four 10-year-old boys dropped a Cardi diss track and released a fake video of her responding.

A group of 10-year-old quadruplet brothers released an offensive Cardi B diss track for seemingly no reason besides garnering attention. While they have since made their Instagram private, the account links to an alleged “response” from Cardi. The video was later revealed by The Bronx rapper to have been a fake. 

“You belong in the zoo,” they rap. The boys dance around a recording studio calling a woman of color “washed up,” before saying, “Cardi you’re trash… They could fix your teeth, but they couldn’t fix your face,” and “I don’t know what’s faker: your life or your butt.”

When the New York Post reached out for comment, the boys said it was supposed to be antibullying. Yes, bullying people to stop bullying… cool. 

“We wanted to show Cardi B to not be a bully and give her a taste of her own medicine,” the rapper Hollywood said.

“Where are your parents? Do you need apple juice and food?” Emerald said.

When the NY Post asked what they thought of Cardi’s response (when it was believed to be real) Hollywood said it “made us feel like we’d done our job.”

The response video is fake, however, and was posted onto their YouTube channel so they were clearly misleading and lying to reporters. 

Did Cardi metaphorically dog walks these four poor brethren? 

In the fake video, Cardi is edited to appear as though she is responding to ZN8tion. 

“Not gonna let no little f - - king white boys come at me all motherf - - king day long. Motherf - - king shut the f - - k up and stay in your motherf - - king place. Go drink your motherf - - king milk, bitch. F - - k,” she says. 

However, Cardi has since clarified she was responding to Grammy detractors and that her video was re-edited to appear as though she was responding to ZN8tion. She released the complete video. 

“First of all I was talking about a fan base that was coming for me when it comes to album and Grammies and people chopped my video to make it seem like I was talkin about them kids. Second why don’t ya go bitch to the parents that got lil kids talking shit about others?” She said on Twitter.

Who are these little boys anyway? 

Four 10-year-old quadruplet brothers from Westchester, New York make up the rap crew ZN8tion. They go by the names Hollywood, Slim Z, Bonez McKoy, and Mr. Great. They have a song called “Fart Love.” I am not saying it’s a genuine bop, but it might go hard. This feels extremely appropriate for 10-year-olds. 

However, they also have a Tekashi69 diss track called “Wangster.” The opening line is, “Bro she wasn’t 18, you didn’t know.” This feels extremely inappropriate. The quartet has 143,000 followers on Instagram and their YouTube videos tend to get a few thousand views.

Westchester is a largely wealthy suburb outside of New York City. You’ll notice that the boys often perform in a recording studio. I am going to guess the average 10-year-old doesn’t have a home studio or can afford to buy studio time. Something strange is amiss in ZN8tion. These children are clearly being coached to impersonate people of color and disparage them to get attention on social media. 

It’s naptime, kiddos.  

 I am not mad at these kids, they’re just kids, but I am very disappointed in their parents. The language that they use is nothing short of racist and sexist – and you have to wonder who they are learning it from? You have to wonder which adult is filming, uploading, and approving these messages? You have to wonder if four little boys are even capable of producing and writing a song without any help from an adult too?  

The pointed attacks on rappers of color are deeply problematic and a strange fixation for a group of little kids to have. These kids are manufacturing fake celebrity feuds for attention. You have to wonder who is profiting from it? 

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Daisy Ridley Claps Back at Ted Cruz After He Subtly Insulted Her ‘Star Wars’ Character

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Daisy Ridley Claps Back at Ted Cruz After He Subtly Insulted Her ‘Star Wars’ Character

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It seems like Ted Cruz can’t stay away from the spotlight. On the heels of a very public* scandal, Cruz is now drumming up some more controversy for himself. But now he’s inserting himself into some pre-existing drama.

This time, Rafael Cruz decided to share his opinion on a recent dispute in the Star Wars universe. Yes, you read that right.

Ted Cruz–who has had his fair share of celebrity feuds— decided to pick a fight with Star Wars actress, Daisy Ridley.

The drama started when Cruz tweeted about the ongoing conflict between Disney and “The Mandalorian” actress, Gina Carano.

As background, Disney fired Carano from the hit show after she shared various controversial, far-right opinions on social media. Her posts included anti-mask rhetoric, Q-Anon conspiracies, and promoting false election fraud rumors. Oh, and she also compared being a conservative in Hollywood to being a Jew in Nazi Germany.

Since Carano’s firing, many conservative figures have publicly come to her defense. One of them being Ted Cruz.

Recently, Rafael tweeted out: “Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi. She played a woman who kicked ass & who girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course Disney canceled her.”

For those who aren’t well versed in the Star Wars universe, Cruz’s tweet seemed to be throwing subtle shade at the character of Rey–a female Jedi in the most recent Star Wars trilogy. Sure, you could call Rey “emotionally tortured”…or you could call her a normal person who expresses normal feelings. *Shrug*

Anyway, Daisy Ridley–the actress who played Rey–soon caught wind of the diss when an interviewer brought it to her attention.

The interviewer than asked if Ridley had any response to her character being classified as an “emotionally tortured Jedi”.At first, Ridley seemed visibly surprised that Cruz shaded her character. But she quickly regained her composure–as well as her wit.

“I am very happy to be an emotionally tortured Jedi who doesn’t leave their state when it’s having a terrible time,” she quipped.

Looks like Cruz had to learn the hard way not to mess with the Force.

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Cardi B and Mariah Carey Teamed Up to Talk About Confidence, Insecurity, and Prejudice in the Music Industry

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Cardi B and Mariah Carey Teamed Up to Talk About Confidence, Insecurity, and Prejudice in the Music Industry

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At first glance, you may not think Cardi B and Mariah Carey have much in common. But the two chart-topping divas might actually be more similar than they are different.

Cardi B once called herself the “strip-club Mariah Carey”, so Interview magazine recruited the Afro-Venezuelan songstress herself to interview Belcalis.

In a new conversation in Interview magazine, Cardi B and Mariah Carey teamed up to talk about the challenges they’ve had to face as famous women of color coming from tough backgrounds.

And in case you thought otherwise, Mariah Carey was not throwing any softballs. The conversation was intense. The women covered everything from confidence, to body image, to prejudice in the music industry. It didn’t seem like either of the women held back.

Mimi opened the interview by asking Cardi if she ever felt beautiful as a child. Surprisingly, Cardi responded opened up about a topic that society doesn’t take about very often: anti-Blackness in the Latino community.

“I’m Trini and I’m Dominican, there’s a lot of Dominicans that look a certain type of way [in the Bronx]. They have soft, pretty, curly hair. Growing up, guys would ask me weird questions like, ‘If you’re Dominican, why is your hair so nappy?'”

Cardi went on to admit that she bleached and permed her hair when she was young to the point where she damaged her hair. But she soon learned to take care of her natural hair and appreciate it for what it was.

Cardi’s confession about her hair prompted Mariah to reveal her own vulnerable story. “It was a very traumatizing thing for me having a black father and a white mother, because my mother, who raised me, didn’t really know about textured hair,” Mariah said.

The superstar duo also touched on the sensitive topics of racism and prejudice in the music and fashion industries.

In fact, MC point-blank asked Cardi B: “Do you feel that the record industry or the fashion industry, from your perspective, is inherently racist?”. Cardi explained that she wouldn’t technically use the word racist, but has “felt prejudice.”

“I have been involved in endorsement deals, and then I found out that certain white people got more money for their deals from the same company,” she said. “So it’s like, ‘When you’re not paying me what you’re paying these other people, why is that?’ It’s kind of insulting.”

Cardi also added that Black artists have a tougher time getting dressed by designers and getting seats at fashion shows, even though hip-hop culture influences fashion in so many ways.

Cardi B and Mariah Carey then bonded over the fact that both of them could only be themselves throughout their careers in the public eye.

Mariah applauded the fact that the public doesn’t require celebrities to have a squeaky-clean image anymore. “I do think people are much more accepting now,” she said. “…I do feel like people are, at least in some circles, allowed to be themselves and express themselves more than they were back in the day.”

“People expected me to be something specific, but I can only be me,” she added. “We’re similar in that way.”

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