Cardi B Slams MAGA Supporters Who Have Danced To ‘WAP’ For Harassing Her Sister Hennessey
Updated September 8, 2020.
It’s pretty much impossible right now to log onto the Internet or social media and not see and/or hear Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s number one hit, “WAP”. It. Is. Everywhere. And I’m not complaining. It’s definitely a bop. And if you’re tuned in at all, you probably already know what “WAP” stands for.
Of course, it’s generated tons of buzz – from the likes of Russell Brand to Tiger King’s Carole Basking, of all people. Now, though, it appears the hit song has a whole new audience that Cardi B wants nothing to do with – young Trump supporters.
Cardi B says she’s “calling the FBI” on a recent party of MAGA supporters who were seen dancing to ‘WAP’.
In a video uploaded on August 17, MAGA-wearing Trump supporters can be seen parting on a boat in Hawaii as “WAP” blasts in the background. The event was a self-described “Trump 2020 boat party” complete with banners and MAGA hats.
And Cardi wasn’t having any of it. She shared the video on her Twitter, calling out the partygoers for zero social distancing taking place on the boat.
“I’m callin the fbi on this festivity,” she adds. “They are not quarantining.” (Cardi B recently told i-D that she spent $100,000 on testing for the “WAP” video, so she does have room to talk when it comes to COVID-19 guidelines.) CB says the Trump boater video “makes my ass itchy” … and says she’s calling the feds, because the folks in the video are ignoring coronavirus safety precautions. You’ll notice a lack of masks and disregard for social distancing, and Cardi says they should be quarantining. We’re pretty sure she’s joking about the feds, but you get her point.
She also points out what many of us were already thinking and seems as confused as we are, writing: “Wasn’t republican conservative throwing a little fit bout this song?…”
‘WAP’ has become a majorly controversial song in the eyes of conservatives.
As soon as Conservatives started finding out just what “WAP” meant, it’s become a target for the right and a point of political contention. Conservatives have gone on the attack against the record, but Cardi has never been one to shy away from confrontation.
Men brag about their bod parts all the time in music. The only difference is that this time it’s a woman doing it. This song is about a woman’s body and she has every right to brag – it shouldn’t be made into a political topic. Yet, this and other facts—like a Black life mattering—seem to always spark controversy.
“I knew it was gonna have a big impact, I guess, because of me and Megan. But I didn’t know it was going to be so controversial,” Cardi said when speaking out the backlash from the song to i-D. “I never expected that, you know, conservatives and Republicans were going to be talking about the song. I didn’t think the song was as vulgar as they said it was, you know?”
Of course, all the controversy has only helped the single. The feminist-powered hit made history en route to landing in the number one slot on the Billboard Hot 100.
“It doesn’t make me angry,” Cardi continued to i-D. “It makes me happy. They keep talking and the numbers keep going up. At the end of the day, whatever they’re saying, the numbers speak for themselves.”
Meanwhile, Cardi B has been a welcomed voice in the Democratic primary process.
Cardi B has done something that few celebrities have been able to do – become a relevant (and much needed) voice in political discussions. She has used her huge platform and influence to help shape conversations between politicians and her fans.
Since the beginning of her career, Cardi has interjected herself into the political sphere in hopes to spark meaningful change. She continues to do this by backing former Democratic Presidental candidate Bernie Sanders and speaking directly to the current candidate, Joe Biden.
‘I just want Trump out,’ she said. ‘His mouth gets us in trouble so much. I don’t want to be lied to—we’re dealing with a pandemic right now, and I just want answers. I want to know when this will be over. I want to go back to my job.
‘But I don’t want someone to lie to me and tell me that it’s okay not to wear a mask, that everything is going to be okay.
She added: ‘I want a president to tell me what the steps are for us to get better, to tell me, ‘This is why it is taking so long, this is why other countries are doing better than ours.”
Soon after her interview with Biden, Cardi B was attacked by conservative activist Candace Owens.
The Black political pundit initiated a war of words with Cardi on social media this past Sunday night when she accused the rapper of being “illiterate” and a tool for Joe Biden to pander to the Black community.
“It is one of the biggest insults. If Black Americans are not insulted by the fact that Joe Biden, who has been hiding in his basement, you know, for the entire year, made an appearance to come out because he was going do an interview with Cardi B. Do we have nothing better to offer?” Owens said during an interview with conservative pundit Ben Shapiro which she shared on Twitter.
“[Joe Biden], you are pandering,” Owens said. “You look at Cardi B’s Instagram, and you see she has millions of followers, and you think, ‘OK, this is an illiterate person, and if I appeal to this illiterate person’ … ‘They think she’s cool. She’s hip just by sitting here and taking this interview. Black people will vote for me.’ It’s basically saying, ‘Black people, you are stupid, you are dumb, and you are so foolish.’”
Cardi B quickly fired back at Owens, citing her celebrity status as a means for Biden to ask her to help him with his campaign. “You wanna know why joe gotta talk to me Candice cause I have the #1 song & yet my sister can’t go to the beach in the Hampton’s wit out trump supporters harassing cause they were by themselves,” Cardi B tweeted.
Cardi B underlined that her platform “can make millions go vote to get the MAN THAT USED YOU.”
“I don’t want to argue with you Candace I really don’t have the time,” Cardi B added. “I honestly just feel sorry for you.”
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