Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” has blown past streaming records, reigned at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and enjoyed one of the biggest debuts of the year. Still, the smash hit has been targeted by some — including several republican commentators — who clutched their pearls at the mega-duo’s sexually-charged lyrics.
One such critic is republican author DeAnna Lorraine, who unsuccessfully campaigned for a Congressional seat in California. After Melania Trump’s address during the Republican National Convention on Tuesday (Aug. 25), Lorraine hopped on Twitter to compare Cardi to the current FLOTUS.
“America needs far more women like Melania Trump and far less like Cardi B,” Lorraine tweeted.
The Bronx-bred star quickly took note of the comment and reminded Lorraine of the sexually explicit photoshoots from Melania’s modeling days.
“Didn’t she used to sell that Wap?” Cardi wrote, retweeting Lorraine’s message.
In a second tweet, Cardi included a nude portrait of the First Lady and wrote, “This pic giving me ‘yea you fu*kin wit some wet ass pu**y’ vibes… just sayin.”
Lorraine continued her Twitter attack and accused Cardi of “corrupting our youth” with “rap songs about her genitalia,” among other things.
Cardi is known for being outspoken when it comes to politicians. She’s sounded off against republican news correspondent Tomi Lahren on Twitter a few times and interviewed Sen. Bernie Sanders while he was running for president. Earlier this month, she spoke with democratic candidate Joe Biden about political issues like college tuition, healthcare, childcare and racial equality as the country heads into presidential elections this November.
“I think he’s getting it and I think he understands the people’s pain,” she said of Biden during a post-chat with “The Breakfast Club.” “He’s getting what we want. People think we want so much, but we want really simple things if you really think about it.”
Check out Cardi and Lorraine’s Twitter exchange below.