Cardi B was slammed for using a racial slur against Chinese people while describing her sister Hennessy Carolina’s eyes.
The controversy started after Cardi posted an image of her daughter, Kulture Kiari. The image showed what the two-year-old would look like as an adult. A fan pointed out in the comments section that her daughter as a grown up looks like a combination of Offset and Hennessy, Cardi’s sister.
The rapper responded to the comment saying it is because her sister has got ‘ch-ky eyes’ similar to Offset. She continued pointing out that Kulture also has the same eyes. Cardi said it was the only thing she could think of.
Cardi’s comment led to outrage among people and sooner than later she was called out. She got backlash in Instagram as well as Twitter. The rapper admitted that she did not know that it was a slur. She expressed her irritation saying she does not know everything. However, she deleted that tweet as well as the post.
Cardi explained that they do not even use that as an insult neither she uses it personally. She further said with frustration that she is sick of the internet.
The Grammy winner has faced backlash a number of times on her social media handles. In earlier 2019, she issued an apology for a resurfaced Instagram live where she admits to using drugs and robbing men. Her mea culpa also raised eyebrows, leading the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB (a play on the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly) to trend on Twitter.
Cardi once opened up to her fans telling them she has never claimed to be perfect and she always owns up her mistakes. She explained that she is a part of a hiphop culture where you can talk about where you come from. The rapper further said that she can talk about the wrong things she had to do to get where she is.
Cardi B continued, “There are rappers that glorify murder violence drugs a [sic] robbing. Crimes they feel they had to do to survive. I never glorified the things I brought up in that [Instagram] live I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it.”
The rapper further said that she had very limited options when she was entering the industry. That resulted in poor choices she had to make to survive. Cardi vowed to be a better person for herself, her family and her future.
The Grammy winner recently faced backlash and was called transphobic and homophobic. In a series of tweets, Cardi B denied the claims of being homophobic and transphobic after a user accused her of being one. A tweet was shared by Cardi B’s fan club talking about Love, Victor. The movie is about a gay teenager and it is on Hulu.
The user was responding to that tweet about Cardi when she accused Cardi of being homophobic and transphobic. The initial tweet from Cardi’s fan account read, ‘Cardi is mentioned in Hulu’s new series Love, Victor E04’. In continuation it read, ‘in a scene discussing how the mother was ejected from a basketball game for excessive dancing: “Not everyone enjoys watching you twerk like a geriatric Cardi B.”‘
The user reacted to the tweet saying it is crazy considering Cardi is transphobic and homophobic. ‘That’s crazy, considering the woman is homophobic and transphobic,’ the user named @DOJASREM said.
Cardi B was not having it and she lashed out in a series of tweets explaining that she is not a transphobic or a homophobic woman. She questioned the user asking how is she homophobic or transphobic. Cardi went on asking questions based on what she went through. She asked the user if they have been to a Caribbean island and experienced actual homophobia.
Cardi asked if they have had a parent who does not accept their sexuality. She admitted her previous mistakes and said she did say some ignorant things but she has apologized for it. Cardi B says she has educated herself after that but it does not mean she is homophobic.
Cardi B continued in her defense writing they are closing their eyes to all the support she has shown to the LGBT community. She accused haters of using the same video which she has already apologized for but overlooking her support for the community.
‘Ya keep using that same 1 video that I apologize for over & over again to call me homophobic & transphobic 1 but never post about the ones where I support the LGBT community which are multiples and the multiple tweets I posted in support,’ she said.
The rapper explains how she has gone through personal issues involving her relatives. She explains why she supports the community and clarifies that it is not because she has gay fans. Cardi says she supports it because she had the confusing feelings while growing up. She goes on to give examples of her family members. And the trouble they are facing because of which she supports the community.
‘I support because I know how hard it was for my gay cousin to come out to his very strict Dominican family. I support because I know the pain, my cousin, from my mom’s side which is a Tran have a f***ed up relationship with her dad for years! … [and] my sister … coming out to my mom & dad religious people as gay.’
Cardi clarified that she supports members who go through transitions and the feelings her glam team has while going through a body transition.
Cardi B claps back at the end saying before they call her homophobic or transphobic, they should do their research.
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