Cardi B claps back at conservative commentator Candace Owens for calling her "illiterate"
7 September 2020, 12:24
Cardi B has hit back at Conservative commentator Candace Owens for calling her “dumb and illiterate”, after she did an interview with Presidential candidate, Joe Biden.
The US election is hotting up, and as politicians plea their cases for becoming the next leaders of the country, an unlikely pair, Cardi B and Conservative commentator Candace Owens, have officially gone to war.
And despite the in-depth conversation being over two weeks ago, Candace, who was initially critical of Donald Trump, has claimed Biden thinks “black people are stupid” because he chose to sit down with an “illiterate rapper”.
Candace sat down on The Ben Shapiro Show, where she said that the relevance of Cardi's interview “would be akin to Donald Trump saying, ‘I’m going to give no interviews’ but he decided to give an interview to Justin Bieber”.
Since most black people didn’t have the spine to admit that @benshapiro was 100% correct about @iamcardib and how her music and platform contributes to the disintegration of black culture and values...here you go. #WAP #SundaySpecial pic.twitter.com/q5QxxX9G4e— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 6, 2020
Naturally, Cardi clapped back. Taking to Instagram, the 27-year-old argued her case that Biden chose her for the interview because of her influence - adding just last week her song with Megan Thee Stallion, 'WAP', reached the number one spot in the charts worldwide.
"It's not a secret I use my platform to encourage people to vote," she told followers. "I love politics. Today, Candace Owens said some real nasty things about me."
"I have millions of followers. I pay millions in taxes. I have the Number One song in this country, I have the Number One song in the United Kingdom, I have the Number One song in Australia, I have the Number One song in New Zealand.
"Just like I can make millions of people pop their p*ssy, I can make millions of people go vote."
Cardi also added that she'd had to hire a private investigator after her address was leaked and Trump supporters were encouraged to "set fire to [her] home".
The situation quickly became a back-and-forth argument between the pair, after 31-year-old Candace then recorded a video of her own.
“You continually keep saying you have a Number One song – it means shit,” she blasted.
“Nobody cares about a song about your ‘Wet Ass Pussy’. That has nothing to do with Black America, and whether you’re helping or hurting. Right now, you’re hurting Black America.”
She also added that statistically, Cardi’s husband, Offset, is more likely to kill her than a police officer.
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Stop using your platform to call for more black deaths. Stop lying about Trump. Stop supporting Joe Biden who supported segregation and the mass incarceration of black men. I’m almost six months pregnant but got the time to rip @iamcardib a new WAP. #BLEXIT @blexitamerica #Trump2020 #MAGA #KAG
Cardi then moved the argument over to Twitter, where she has 14 million followers.
Fans quickly backed her up as she posted a series of tweets that claim Candace has been 'obsessed' with her since 2018 and has posted hurtful comments about her a number of times.
She also responded to comments saying that she'd "rather her tax money go to free education than police funding" and spoke out about an incident of Trump supporters harassing her sister.
Yes you are right I have the number 1 song & I have a huge platform and I can make millions go vote to get the MAN THAT USED YOU .I don’t want to argue with you Candace I really don’t have the time .I honestly just feel sorry for you. https://t.co/haACwKRN13— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 6, 2020
& you are encouraging millions to vote for a man who laugh Everytime a black men gets killed by a cop and tell millions of Americans to drink bleach🤷🏽♀️ Trump didn’t even have you talking at the Republican convention 😩He thinks you’re dumb.MASA did you dirty but you mad at me ? https://t.co/0gWcIpInS7— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 7, 2020
Well paying taxes is something that as much as I hate it’s a reality I will always have to pay ...but I rather my tax money go to free education then police funding ....Use my money on something USEFUL.Your president use our tax money to fu d his empty campaign runs 😩😂😂 https://t.co/tesk1pwdwb— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 7, 2020
Your baby singing wap wap wap this some dry ass pussyyyy 😩😂😂😂😂😂😩😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/ooJccpsXXn— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 7, 2020
Candice in 2918 ....She been knew I was that girlllll . pic.twitter.com/avghIUkXFK— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 7, 2020
Cardi, who has achieved worldwide fame following collabs with the likes of Maroon 5, Bad Bunny and DJ Khaled, has always been very politically open.
Just recently, she endorsed Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and has notably got into internet spats with other conservatives.
The saga continues...