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Cardi B And Her Fans Clapped Back Against Women Trying To Say Her Twerk Video Damages Women In The #MeToo Era

Cardi B has been in the thick of the political banter recently, and it’s giving the Internet life. It all started with Cardi throwing shade at POTUS for the longest government shutdown in history. She spoke candidly about the information about the shutdown that she had and how the lack of government operating has left her scared and wondering what we should be doing.

During the discussion, people pointed out her new video for “Twerk” and started to call her out on what it does for feminism. Cardi responded and let them know it is all about a woman’s choice to do as they please.

Let it be known that Cardi B’s video is twerk gold.

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It’s a twerk video. Literally, every single scene is going to feature women of all shapes and sizes, ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds, etc., united in the art of twerk. We begin in Miami.

The producers set up the video to be an actual twerking contest.

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Apparently, the women featured in this video are the best of the best. They had to submit their best twerking videos for consideration and were selected to enter the final competition for a grand prize.

Of course, Cardi B and Yung Miami are showing off their own twerk game.

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As we all know, Cardi B made her start pole dancing. She eventually used the money to work on her music, be featured in Love & Hip Hop and break out into the music industry.

The collab flew out 20 women, all expenses paid, to compete for $25,000.

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I think anyone who can do what she’s doing still deserves a prize. Now imagine her twerking. These girls are earning their place as both professional dancers and for a fat cash prize.

While the honor of performing in the video itself will be profitable for their careers, you can’t beat cash money.

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You must watch this video to truly understand the raw talent here. This is Cardi B giving back to her own community in a very real way.

The music video opens up with commentary like “it’s sexual and it’s inappropriate.”

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From the offset, they’re making a statement against what conservative male critics have had to say about the mostly minority women who have made the twerk so popular. It’s code for “don’t @ me.”

Obviously the Internet gives people a chance to share their opinions.

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Let it be known that Stephanie Hamill is a journalist for the Daily Caller, a notoriously opinionated conservative media channel. While she hasn’t talked openly about her Latina culture on her show or advocated for Latinos, she did respond to some Twitter critics by saying that she is Latina.

She calls out Cardi B and questions her contribution to the feminist agenda.

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It’s clear that Hamill is trying to bait people into an argument when she calls for “leftists” to chime in.

The Bardi Gang and non-affiliated feminists alike called this woman’s motives out real quick.

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The most shocking part of all this is that Hamill defends herself by saying that she is Latina, just like Cardi B. Nope. Not like Cardi B. Cardi B is Afro-Latina and uses her platform to uplift people like her.

Cardi dog walks Hamill using her own words against her… “chime in” eh?

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The #MeToo movement is about holding sexual predators and harassers accountable. What does a twerking video have to do with holding these people accountable?

Some people brought their dated feminist agendas to the table and were quickly told to discard and download the new one.

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Safety as a woman shouldn’t be a performance that determines whether or not you’re worthy of respect and dignity. Gone are the days of pretending that we’re not embodied beings. We’re taking up space now.

The majority of gente schooled the Internet on consent real quick.

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An invitation sounds like a resounding “Yes” and nothing less. Thankfully, this moral code is being ratified in legislation. For example, California only acknowledges affirmative consent, meaning “Yes means Yes” rather than “No means No.”

Hamill responded by sweeping the entire anthology of post-modern sex work affirmation under the rug.

CREDIT: @StephMHamill / Twitter

There are a lot of different opinions here. One is that we shouldn’t be so focused on performing to the standard of what men think of women. Rather, we should be reshaping male perceptions of women to be more all-encompassing. You’re not either intelligent or sexy. Women are all these things, and neither one negates the other.

A key element of this video is that the male gaze is simply not present.

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For a lot of women, the male gaze can be triggering and upsetting, because as much as we try to educate the public, we don’t know what men are thinking. We’ve all experienced when male gaze/thoughts turn to action, it can feel threatening. This video is purely a compilation of women taking up all the space in their bodies, doing whatever they want, and having fun, free of that sense of intimidation.

Plus, there’s the argument that the taboos around sex work are pure patriarchal oppression.

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If men can become strippers and earn a little money on the side for the appreciation of their male bodies, then why is it that when women do that, everyone picks up a pitchfork? Nope. Some feminists even argue that gone are the days of women can do everything men can do, and more.

Oh, and then there’s the problem of white women trying to slap their narrative on women of color.

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There is a real discussion happening about the difference of feminism for white women vs women of color. It is a discussion that is challenging the status quo of feminism itself and the need to include more diverse voices in the room.

This is what equality looks like:

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Don’t believe in birth control? You do you, boo. Make $25,000 off your unstoppable twerking self? Get it, honey. As long as we all respect each other’s choices, we’re in it together.

Let’s also talk about how Hamill herself was trying to capitalize off what she implies is Cardi B’s overly sexual video.

CREDIT: @MichaelaOkla / Twitter

Literally, Cardi had no time for this and didn’t even dignify Hamill’s request with a response. Don’t try to play nice with Cardi.

It’s a pattern.

CREDIT: @willie_topeka / Twitter

Conservative media might be the biggest chisme production of all time. Cardi has been in the thick of it with this bobos all week long.

So, let ya girls do their thing in peace, por favor.

CREDIT: Cardi B / YouTube

Cardi B is proving that you cannot come for a girl from the Bronx without having your argument in line and fact-checked.


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Cardi B And Sister Sued Over Video Claiming To Show ‘Racist MAGA Supporters’

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Cardi B And Sister Sued Over Video Claiming To Show ‘Racist MAGA Supporters’

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Cardi B and her sister are being sued for defamation of character after a viral video taken by Hennessy Carolina Almánzar. The video shows two men, one wearing a MAGA hat, and one woman telling Hennessy to move her car, which is parked on the beach.

Earlier this month, Cardi B shared a video taken by her sister showing a confrontation over where a car was parked.

Cardi B, who is notorious for having widely broadcast Twitter feuds with people, posted the video in response to a tweet from Candace Owens. Owens is a controversial conservative figure whose brand is all about shock and awe. Owens famously said she thinks it would be okay if “Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well.”

Immediately, there was skepticism about the incident since the video starts during the confrontation.

Responding to nay-sayers, Cardi B shared a video of her sisters voice messages sent to her IG DMs. Hennessy claims in the messages that the white men were the aggressors against her and her girlfriend while they were on the beach.

The videos did not convince some people that her sister wasn’t in the wrong.

Cardi B’s tweet is filled with responses questioning the video and denying its authenticity. The argument immediately turned political because of the mention of Trump and Trump supporters. The conversation on Twitter is divided among people who believe Cardi B and her sister and those who don’t.

Now, Cardi B and Hennessy are being sued by the beachgoers in the video.

“These peaceful Suffolk County residents were quietly enjoying a Sunday at the Smith Point beach with their families, when rap celebrity Hennessy Carolina suddenly approached them, raging, spitting, insulting, assaulting, defaming and threatening them, all the while videotaping them because one of them wore a MAGA hat,” beachgoers’ Miller Place attorney John Ray said, according to ABC7NYC.

The lawsuit claims defamation of character because of the language used in the video against them.

According to Billboard, plaintiffs Peter Caliendo, Pauline Caliendo, and Manuel Alarcon claim that they had approached Hennessy and her girlfriend, Michelle Diaz, blocked them in with how she parked her car. The lawsuit states that the men asked for Diaz to move her car and that’s when Hennessy started to record the video and hurl names and insults at them.

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Cardi B Just Created An Instagram Account For Kulture And It’s The Cutest Thing Ever

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Cardi B Just Created An Instagram Account For Kulture And It’s The Cutest Thing Ever

There’s a new influencer in town and her name is Kulture Kiari. 

On Saturday, Cardi B posted a photo of 2-year-old Kulture to her Instagram page, writing: “Follow @KultureKiari new IG…So much cool cute baby stuff coming up.”

The Instagram page Cardi was linking to was a brand new page dedicated to the chart-topping rapper’s daughter, Kulture.

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So far, the page has only thirteen photos posted, but has already racked up over 700,000 followers–and counting. 

A few of the pictures show Kulture in peak-cute form, wearing an adorable plaid skirt and pink cardigan. She also has a big white bow fixed on top of her head. 

The rest of the photos range from Kulture swimming in a pool to experimenting with Snapchat filters. All of the pictures have captions written in first-person, like “I look like mommy here” and “My mom was annoying me but it’s ok cause I look cute.”

The Instagram account even has some #TBT photos of when culture was a baby–one notably cute one where she’s trying mashed potatoes for the first time. 

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Naturally, Cardi’s fans are eating up all the extra Kulture content, writing comments like “Kulture is looking all cute” and “She is so freaking beautiful”.

Commenters couldn’t help but exclaim over Kulture’s fashionable outfits, accessories and hairstyles. 

In the past, Cardi has defended her decision to dress Kulture in expensive designer clothing, saying that her child is in the public eye and deserves to be dressed as well as she is.

“If I’m fly and Daddy’s fly, then so is the kid. If I’m wearing Cha-nay-nay, my kid’s having the same, you know what I’m saying,” she said on Instagram. “Because if I was looking like a bad b**ch, expensive b**ch and I have my kid looking like a bum bum, then y’all would be talking s**t.”

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Kulture’s new Instagram page comes just days after Cardi B filed for divorce from husband of three years, Offset.

While she has largely stayed mum on the topic, she recently broke her silence via Instagram, explaining the reason behind the divorce. Cardi said she was simply “tired of the arguments” and that her and Offset “grew apart”. She also added that she “hasn’t shed one tear” over the dissolution of her marriage.

Interestingly enough, Offset has previously been candid about his desire for Kulture to stay out of the public eye and lead a relatively normal life. “I want my kids to be kids. I don’t like them having Instagram, I don’t want to move to LA, so there won’t be cameras in their face,” he told The Breakfast Club in 2019. “I keep my kids in public school, I don’t want my kid to be spoiled.”

Cardi, it looks like, has other plans.

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