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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.

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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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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

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It’s 2021 and the Met Gala is back this year – after being canceled in 2020 thanks to a pandemic – with superstar poet Amanda Gorman being eyed to host the fashion event of the year. Given the 23-year-old’s show-stopping performance at the inauguration, the theme fittingly will be a celebration of America and American designers.

The Met Gala will return in 2021 with a very special guest as host.

Vogue’s “Oscars of Fashion” famously takes place on the first Monday of May. However, this year it’s been pushed back to September 13, in hopes that life will have returned to something closer to normal by then.

Epic poet Amanda Gorman is reportedly in talks to co-host the event alongside Tom Ford, who is the academy’s president. The breakout star of President Biden’s inauguration, Gorman is on the cover of the magazine’s May issue and the subject of a relentlessly glowing profile inside.

The black-tie gala, which raises funds for Met’s Costume Institute, is normally fashion’s biggest night and sees guests from Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B to Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and even Maluma.

The event was canceled in 2020 thanks to a global pandemic.

The world’s most glamorous party was canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19, which was (and still is) raging the planet at the time. There was a virtual event in place of the 2020 event, with celebs like Julia Roberts, Priyanka Chopra and Amanda Seyfried showing off their looks from home and stars like Mindy Kaling and Adam Rippon taking part in the #MetGalaChallenge, recreating looks from past years.

This year’s event will draw inspiration from all things USA.

The theme of this year’s Met Gala has not been announced, but Page Six says the night will be devoted to honoring America and American designers, following the 18-month-long COVID crisis in this country.

Recent past themes for the event have included “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (2019), “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” (2018), and “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between (2017). And don’t forget 2016, when Zayn Malik wore robot-arms to Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

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Cardi B Says She’s Planning on Releasing a Line of Hair-Care Products For Afro-Latinas

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Cardi B Says She’s Planning on Releasing a Line of Hair-Care Products For Afro-Latinas

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Looks like Cardi B is following in Rihanna’s footsteps and getting into the beauty game! According to a recent Instagram post, the Bronx-born rapper is going to be releasing a line of hair-care products for Afro-Latinas this year.

“This year I will be coming out with a hair[care] line that I been working on at home for my hair and my daughter’s,” Cardi announced on Instagram on Tuesday.

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She explained that the decision to make hair-care products for Afro-Latinas was inspired by her realization that it’s “time for people to educate themselves on nationality, race and ethnicity.”

“Being Hispanic/Latina don’t make your hair long, don’t make your skin light, or don’t make your face features slim, [e]specially Latin countries from the Caribbean islands,” she explained further. “DNA [has] something to do with your hair, not your nationality.”

As many Latinos know, many non-Latinos are uneducated about the diversity of Latinidad. People expect all Latinos to look like Eva Longoria or Salma Hayek. But as we know, Latino is an ethnicity, not a race. Latinos come in all different shades, with vastly different features.

The comments on Cardi’s post were elated at the news that she would be releasing hair-care products for Afro-Latinas.

“Thank you!!! I’m Panamanian and they act like we don’t exist!” wrote one fan.

“Hair doesn’t have ethnicity. It has texture. It’s not black hair or white hair. It’s curly hair or straight hair. Kinky hairy or curly. 4a or 4c. People just generalize it and don’t understand,” wrote another.

On Twitter, another fan wrote: “Ok fav let’s talk about the hair care line you talking about so I can buy it and I won’t have to keep making the mask, forget everything else.”

Cardi’s decision to make hair-care products for Afro-Latinas came from (what else?) a Twitter argument.

When a Twitter user decided to challenge Cardi’s Blackness (again). The argument started when a Twitter user was claiming that Cardi’s hair pattern disqualifies her from being considered “Black.” So Cardi took it upon herself to educate her followers about the existence of Afro-Latinos. She also gave her followers a history lesson on the Dominican Republic.

The conversation got so frustrating that Cardi tweeted: “I think I’m going to do a video of different Hispanic people or Latin people or w.e. the correct term is nowadays. Cause people be thinking that every Hispanic is Mexican or something and must have the same hair texture, color, and features.”

Cardi B has always been passionate about hair-care. Last year, she shared a DIY hair mask recipe that she uses on her and Kulture’s rizos.

The hair mask consisted of argan oil, castor oil, olive oil, and mayonnaise. Since then, the at-home hair mask has gained a small but vocal fan club online.

If her hair mask recipe is a preview for things to come, we can’t wait to buy Cardi B’s hair-care products for Afro-Latinas.

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