Cardi B set the record straight about why she does not allow her daughter to listen to her music.
On Sunday night, the 28-year-old rapper made headlines when she and Megan Thee Stallion performed their song “WAP” at the Grammy Awards. Transitioning from her hit “Up,” Cardi began the performance dancing on a pole before she was joined by Megan and the pair crawled on a bed and danced with their legs intertwined.
Social media was abuzz following the performance, drawing praise from fans, including the Recording Academy.
Even more criticism was directed at Cardi herself, particularly from Candace Owens. During a Monday night appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show, the conservative commentator called the “WAP” production “an attack on American values, American traditions” and accused the Cardi and Megan of “actively trying to make children aspire to things that are grotesque.” Cardi quote tweeted the clip and wrote, “Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS !!! Wap wap wap.” She went on to add, “Matter fact I’m just going to thank Candy (Owens) She put my performance on Fox News giving it more views that boosted the views on YouTube and is counting towards my streams and sales,” the rapper tweeted. “STREAM UP AND WAP .REMEMBER GROWN PARENTS ONLY YOU CAN MONITOR WHAT YOUR KIDS WATCH NO1 ELSE.”
Cardi further defended herself when a user took to a post on Instagram about the feud to question why she does not allow her 2-year-old daughter, Kulture, to listen to her music.
“But how is this she empowering women with her music but doesn’t let her daughter listen? Don’t you wanna empower your daughter also??” the commenter wrote, referencing a video Cardi previously shared of herself turning off “WAP” when it was playing in front of her toddler. After being questioned why, she responded, “I don’t make music for kids I make music for adults. Parents are responsible on what their children listen too or see…I’m a very sexual person but not around my child just like every other parent should be.”
The rapper replied to the Instagram comment: “My daughter doesn’t need to listen to music to be empowered neither should your children. The only way to empower your kids is by talking to them, boost their confidence and making sure they get a good education. I never ever said that WAP was made to empower women, I’m just a freaky person and this is not the first sex song ever made. Stop expecting celebs to raise your kids.”