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Cardi B Defends Casting Kylie Jenner in WAP Music Video Amid Backlash

Cardi B has defended casting Kylie Jenner in her latest music video. Fans have criticized Cardi for including the beauty mogul in her video. They also have petitions for removing Kylie from the video.

A fan retweeted a shot of Normani doing splits in the video and wrote, “Normani did ALL this and Kylie walked down the hall and opened a door. If that’s not a perfect visual indication of Black women having to do the most and white women do the bare minimum to get somewhere, I don’t know what is.” The rapper responded on her Twitter on Sunday.

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Cardi responded saying Normani is one of the best dancers then why will she just be opening doors. She questioned how will that make sense. The rapper went on saying the best part about the song is the beats which makes people want to dance. Cardi added saying not everything is about race. She said there are issues about race in the world which she speaks about.

In another tweet she defended Kylie and explained why she chose her for the video. She said Kylie treated her and her sister, Henessy and daughter, Kulture with so much love. Cardi further said that Offset and Travis are really close and Kris Jenner has given her good advice. She also said Kris’s boyfriend, Cory Gamble is really cool with her.

Another fan said Normani’s talent is dancing and Kylie’s talent is strutting like a model and that is what they did. Cardi retweeted that saying ‘Exactly’.

The rapper’s response came after a petition was made on change.org to remove Kylie Jenner from the music video. The video also features Rubi Rose and Sukikhana.

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The individual who started the petition said the video was perfect until Kylie came in and she felt like throwing her phone. The petition has over 63.600 signatures so far.

Kylie has yet to respond to the backlash, but she shared behind-the-scenes photos and footage from the video shoot on Instagram. It included a shot that showed Kris snapping a pic of Cardi B and her youngest daughter together.

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion recently released their surprise collaboration ‘WAP’ music video. It had been trending on YouTube ever since. And Twitter was freaking out as well, not for the same reasons though.

In the video, there comes a point where the music stops and a mysterious yet familiar animal print-clad figure passes by. The figure was none other than Kylie Jenner.

Many fans took offense to her appearance in the music video because of her and her family’s history of appropriating Black culture. A lot of memes started doing the rounds expressing the same concern and frustration of their fans.

Cardi B seemingly responded to the backlash received without mentioning Kylie’s name directly. She said that the goal of the video was to include women of different races and come from different backgrounds, but are so powerful and influential. The rapper also thanked all the women who were a part of her video.

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Cardi Warns About Comeback

Cardi’s comeback after almost a year has been highly-anticipated and worth it. She initially only announced the release of her music, however, she also went ahead to give us a music video. Megan Thee Stallion, one of the only female rappers who has her song at No. 1 on the Hot 100, was also a part of the video and the song itself.

Cardi warned her fans in advance saying the lyrics are so raunchy that YouTube asked them to put up a censored version of the video. The song is about how Cardi and Megan want their men to please them. The video shows the pair walking through an opulent mansion in which each room sees Cardi and/or Megan. They also surprised fans by hitting suggestive choreo in different-colored hued outfits and wigs.

The video also had other special guests included like Normani and Rosalía. Cardi B announced that she will be collaborating with Megan Thee Stallion to drop a single.

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Both Cardi and Megan shared the surprising news to their fans on social media. They posted a picture of the cover for the song on Monday. The image shows both the singers side by side with identical poses and intertwined hairstyles. Both of them were also donning a similar earring with ‘WAP’ written across.

Cardi captioned the post simply announcing, “Single dropping this Friday! WAP feat. @theestallion #Wap.” This track will be Cardi’s first new music as a lead artist since Press in 2019.

Christy Mathew

Christy likes to use her great writing skills to curate articles on the Hollywood film industry, multichannel commerce, and online business strategies. She loves to share her ideas on Hollywood here at Clout News.

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