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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? 

Cardi B Takes To Instagram To Share A Heartfelt Message About Her Late Abuelita

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Cardi B Takes To Instagram To Share A Heartfelt Message About Her Late Abuelita

Yesterday, Cardi B took to Instagram to share a short message with her fans about her late abuela who died on November 11, 2011. The “I Like It” singer shared a coincidence with her fans that she believed had a divine meaning to it.

Just last month a video surfaced of Cardi B dancing merengue at her other grandmother’s 80th birthday party in the Dominican Republic the night before headling the Austin City Limits Festival. Needless to say, the Caribbean artist seems close to her family and elders. 

Cardi B shares a message “from” late grandmother with her fans. 

“Good morning guys. My grandma passed away 11-11-11. I look down on my phone is 11:11. I know for a fact she watching me.Thank you, Lord, for them small little messages that let me know you real,” Cardi B wrote in the Instagram caption. 

Cardi B believes seeing the time 11:11 corresponds with the date of her late grandmother’s death on November 11, 2011. While little is known about the circumstances of her grandmother’s passing, fans on social media showed their support. 

“Those are power numbers aka master numbers ✨ she for sure is your guardian angel, and in that moment she was sending u a message. Listen, pay attention and stay woke. Keep on manifesting all your blessings,” actress and singer Jessenia Gallegos wrote to the “Bodak Yellow” rapper. 

Many believe that the numbers 1111 are “angel numbers” or scared in some way. Cardi’s sister Hennessy Carolina chimed in with “I miss her soo much.” 

“Angel numbers are SO real. It’s what led me to Tarot reading. After one of my best friends passed, she sent me 444 and hummingbirds all the time. Our angels and spirit guides are always with us,” Chris Crocker told Cardi on Instagram. 

“I’m so sorry for your loss may God bless you and your family. She’s definitely watching over you and is proud of the legend your becoming,” songwriter Swazy Styles wrote in the comments. 

1111 does have some ties to biblical meanings.

According to AngelNumber.org, for thousands of years, many people believed that one way God speaks to people is through numbers. 

In the Bible, Jacob travels with his 11 sons, in Luke 11:11 the Father is discovered to be more benevolent than the Old Testament describes.

“Number 1111 is considered to be a symbol of a wake-up call and spiritual awakening. If this number enters your life and if you see it everywhere, it is a sign that God is calling you. It is necessary to find your spiritual path and to follow it. You need to focus more on your spiritual growth and you need to realize that material things don’t have any importance in your life,” the website claims. 

Judging from the response that Cardi got from fans and friends, many people still believe there’s a little more to 1111 than meets the eye. True or not — it probably brings comfort to plenty of people to think seeing 1111 means their God might be calling them to a greater purpose. 

Cardi B has been open about her Catholic faith. 

“If you know me, you know that I have this deep connection to God,” Cardi B said on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show in 2017. “Is it crazy for me to say that I used to ask God to please help me? The strip club really helped me. I can say that it saved me…God put that in my way.” 

In “Does God Listen to Cardi B?” columnist Brandi Miller highlights how many women in the Bible are more like Cardi than many Christians would care to share, but just as women who take pride in their sexuality today, those examples in the Bibles aren’t so revered. 

“The Bible is full of people who have stories that look a lot like Cardi B’s. Ester is a concubine in a king’s court and after winning a sexualized royal beauty pageant is honored for saving the Jews from genocide,” Miller wrote. “Paul and his gang of “thugs” initially murdered Christians, and we now call Paul a father of the faith. David is an arrogant man with a multitude of sins, and we have no problem touting him as a ‘man after God’s own heart.'”

Regardless of whatever 1111 or Christianity means to you, for Cardi B her success and her family seem inseparable from her spirituality no matter how she chooses to observe it.

“If I was to see Jesus Christ… I would kiss his feet. I wish I could give God a hug, bro,” she said on Instagram in 2018. 

She Broke The Internet With Her Recipe Videos And Now This Abuelita Is Being Recognized By YouTube

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She Broke The Internet With Her Recipe Videos And Now This Abuelita Is Being Recognized By YouTube

Remember Doña Angelita, the adorable Mexican abuelita who became internet famous by sharing her traditional recipes online? Well, she was recently recognized by YouTube as a leading influencer. And we can’t celebrate this enough! One of the things we love about online cultures when they are at their best is how everyday people who have extraordinary talents can share their uniqueness with the world. 

This amazing woman is now loved and respected by literally millions, as she has provided access to life un rural Mexico. Rural and indigenous Mexicans (and Latin Americans in general) are marginalized when it comes to sharing their lives on social media and becoming mainstream. So this case has helped spread the word on the awesomeness of traditional food and rustic cooking methods. 

She has also helped in the preservation of traditional recipes that can get lost if they are not properly archived: with her YouTube videos, she has made sure that the methods, ingredients and human touch of dishes that have been passed down generations of Mexicans are kept alive in the digital era. And we cannot thank her enough. La queremos mucho, Doña Angelita!

YouTube sent her two plaques to make her online popularity official.

Credit: De Mi Rancho A Tu Cocina / Facebook

In a photo that Doña Angelita shared in her official Facebook page we can see her holding two plaques with one of her granddaughters. The golden plaque is a real achievement: it states that her YouTube channel has surpassed 1,000,000 subscribers, not an easy feat at all! Just look at her proud smile, the product of many years of perfecting her culinary skills in silence and the pride of finally being able to share it with the help of her family. This is as authentic as it gets. And for those hipsters who love organic…. just look at the beautiful produce she uses in her food. 

She will soon reach two million subscribers! Sí se puede, sí se puede…

The latest count reads 1.53 million subscribers. Not bad at all! a few months ago this total superstar lived in anonymity in her native Michoacan, hiding two unique talents: great skill in keeping culinary tradition alive through old proven cooking methods, and a charm in front of the camera that is as spontaneous as it is relatable. We are sure that her popularity will just continue to subir como la espuma. We just hope that her work continues to be as authentic as it has been so far, and that it doesn’t get watered down with corporate sponsorships. But, come to think about it, we also want her to get what she deserves!

Because we can all remember an abuelita that looks like the sweet Doña Angelita.

Credit: De Mi Rancho A Tu Cocina / YouTube

One of the reasons why she has become such a star is that her charisma and tenderness reminds us of our own abuelitas or aunties who spent hours cleaning frijoles while chatting to us. Many of us remember the endless afternoons we spent watching our abuelitas stir a pot. For many Latinos, the first forays into the kitchen had to do with private cooking lessons from those strong, beautiful souls called abuelitas. These private lessons are a treasure that even Chef Gordon Ramsey would envy! 

Fame has also allowed her to fulfil some of her dreams!

Credit: De Mi Rancho A Tu Cocina / Facebook

And of course all this fame has come with some much deserved perks! Our favorite online celebrity was able to take her husband and her family to a beach holiday thanks to the support her YouTube channel has gotten. She had never been to the beach, and the photos she shared on her official Facebook page are beautiful, so joyous. It is things like this that make us believe in humanity again! 

And she gets her viejo to help with the cooking too! Her success is a communal, family effort.

Credit: De Mi Rancho A Tu Cocina / Facebook

Just look at this adorable moment. In her Facebook page Doña Angelita makes it clear that her success is not a one-woman-show. Her success is also a testament of the support and solidarity that many Latinos find in their immediate family. We also love how her success story counters gender stereotypes. Her story also defies the notion that once you are over 50 your working life, particularly if you are a woman, is over. Her success story also makes us wonder how many people with hidden talents are out there. We hope for many more of these viral personalities to emerge, as they are nice change considering the huge amount of empty and narcissistic messages floating around in the influencer industry.