Cardi B is under fire for some of her old tweets. These messages were deemed disrespectful to some black women, specifically women of darker complexions.
If you're from New York, you know that "roach" is a word that is sometimes used to insult somebody who you don't get along with. It's sort of equivalent to calling someone "dirty." This brings us to some old tweets from the rapper that are rubbing people the wrong way.
In a few now-deleted tweets, Cardi calls some women "roaches." After seeing these messages, many on social media began calling the MC a colorist who was referring to only dark-skinned woman this way. People who were bumping "Bodak Yellow" yesterday completely began cancelling her with a quickness. Take a look at some of Cardi's old tweets showing this below.
LMAAOOO YOU THINK YOU LOOK GOOD BITCG ? 😂😂You look like two roaches having sex 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/QUkuHypfMm— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 2, 2016
Since then, Cardi has responded with some receipts of her own. She posted a video where she called herself a roach. "I called MY OWN self a [roach] before so stop it! it's a word I use a lot Bronx b**ches use a lot stop trying to make it into some racist s**t." See that below.
**WARNING: Explicit language**
I called MY OWN self a reach before so stop it !its a word I use ALOt Bronx bitches use a lot stop trying to make it into some racist shit pic.twitter.com/IqUbCTwCRJ— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 10, 2017
Fans have been defending her, too. According to them, she's not getting cancelled anytime soon. See these messages below.
cardi b apologised for that post over a year ago, you lot are mad extra— ㅤ• (@kerlivias) August 9, 2017
Cardi B cancelled but y'all still eating chick-fil-a. Still riding Uber. Still drinking Pepsi. I need everyone to take a breathe tonight 😂 pic.twitter.com/NrP1hU6ukW— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) August 10, 2017
You can cancel Cardi B. if you'd like. I'll still be blasting Bodak Yellow and rapping along at the top of my lungs. pic.twitter.com/lIlkWj5iz8— Evette Dionne 🤔 (@freeblackgirl) August 10, 2017
The best thing about the fake outrage over Cardi B is the refreshing feeling knowing she truly don't give a damn lol— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) August 10, 2017
It's also possible to love Cardi B, be disappointed in her, hold her accountable and give her chance to learn...all at once.— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) August 10, 2017
"is cardi b cancelled now?"— trent ☾ (@trentjohnson924) August 10, 2017
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