Cardi B had to censor the racy parts of “WAP” for her performance at the Grammys, but is encouraging that she still managed to make Fox News.
The conservative network’s pundits have been grabbing their pearls this week for the rapper’s performance Sunday night at the awards show with Megan Thee Stallion.
Right-wing commentator Candace Owens came out on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday to voice her complaints, saying she was “terrified” that such content was leading to a “weakening of American society” and stated that “we are about to see the end of an empire. “
“Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MAKE FOX NEWS GUYS !!! Wap wap wap, ”Cardi B, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, tweeted in response that night.
In a follow-up tweet Tuesday, the rapper personally thanked Owens for giving her performance airtime and increasing her YouTube sales and views.
This led to a full-blown Twitter problem. Owens took the bait and went on to criticize the rapper’s dance and telling him, “You have become a stain on culture and what it means to be a woman.”
Owens’ complaints are nothing new. Conservatives reacted this week exactly as they did when “WAP,” a celebration of female sexuality, was first released. The song has been labeled as degrading, anti-feminist, vulgar, and much more. Yet those same critics have been notably less outraged by the sexually explicit song scores by male artists.
Cardi B replied on Twitter: “Imagine if wap caused the fall of the American empire and not the bomb threats, terrorism, racism or bad governance from North Korea?”
“THAT WOULD BE SO ICONIC !!!” she added. (In August, she referred to the initial conservative fuss about his song with the same descriptor).
If you have popcorn and a lot of free time, the dispute was still raging on Twitter at the time of this writing.
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