Cardi B has been the center of a lot of attention lately; unfortunately the center of a lot of negative attention.
It’s safe to say that Cardi B’s Grammys performance was rather controversial. Despite earning lots of praise on social media from fans and celebrities for her performance on her hit song ‘WAP’, there were various others who felt like the performance was way too sexual for their kids and minors watching at home. Many conservative parents and individuals sent complaints to the Federal Communications Commission.
The FCC received approximately 80 complaints from viewers who thought the performance was obscene, pornographic, and, in the eyes of one viewer from Colorado, “as if they were dancing in a strip club.”
Cardi B Controversial Grammy’s Performance
Even the ‘WAP’ performance that was posted on YouTube, has been restricted to just American viewers, and despite that it has received more views than the entire Grammys ceremony itself.
Cardi B is not one to stand down. She has been highly vocal on social media on defending herself from haters, who have hated on her and her performance. She has constantly been re-tweeting tweets from her fans who have been showing her support, and keeps tweeting things related the performance herself.
Cardi B’s subtle response to Errol Webber
After posting a video in which Cardi says “no, no, no” and appears to quickly cut off a playback of the explicit track when her two-year-old daughter Kulture walks into the room, the former cinematographer of American Promise, Errol Webber wrote, “She look embarrassed. This is how you know Cardi B knows right from wrong, yet STILL deliberately chooses to do wrong by girating and scissoring her WAP on national TV… in view of other people’s kids.”
Cardi B had a very simple response for him: “The Grammies are PG,” she tweeted. “That means parental guidance. Meaning is your job like it is to mine to my child to monitor what they watch. My performance was around 10 pm on a Sunday Your child should be in bed ready for school the next day why are they up watching Wap?”
Twitter battle with Candace Owens
Amongst those who believed that Cardi’s performance was not for television, Candace Owens was another one.
A while after Cardi’s response to Webber, he took to the Fox TV channel to shade Cardi along with conservative commentator Candace Owens.
“You see that fundamentally we are seeing the destruction of American values and American principles. And it’s terrifying!” Owens said. “Parents should be terrified that this is the direction that our society is heading towards. Again, we are weakening America…. We are setting the stage, and it feels like we are looking at corrosion, like we are about to see the end of an empire.”
Cardi responded to the comment by tweeting, “Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS !!! Wap wap wap.” She later thanked Owens for boosting the YouTube video of the Grammy performance, which rose up to about 8.5 million views at press time. “STREAM UP AND WAP .REMEMBER GROWN PARENTS ONLY YOU CAN MONITOR WHAT YOUR KIDS WATCH NO1 ELSE,” Cardi added.