Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion wowed thousands of fans with their performance at the Grammys, but some viewers were less than impressed. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, who gave choreography-heavy performances of “UP” and her smash-hit “WAP” on Sunday night (March 14), responded to the criticism on Twitter.
Among those clamoring against the performance was conservative commentator Candace Owens, whom Cardi has had run-ins with in the past. Appearing on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, Owens claimed Cardi and Megan’s performance contributed to the “destruction of American values.”
“It’s terrifying. I think parents should be terrified that this is the direction our society is heading towards,” Owens asserted. “We are weakening America… We are about to see the end of an empire. America cannot survive — it cannot be sustained — with these sorts of values.”
Cardi laughed off the critique on Twitter, writing, “Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS!!! Wap wap wap.”
Others complaining about the Grammys performance compared it to the discontinuation of select Dr. Seuss books. Cardi retweeted a Twitter user who claimed “the lyrics to ‘Wet Ass Pussy’ are more welcome in some schools than Dr. Seuss books.”
“When has a school made kids read the lyrics to ‘WAP?’ I get it ‘WAP’ might be a lil vulgar, but stop comparing a sensual song to books that has [sic] RACIST content!” the rapper retorted. “How can ya not tell the difference? I see that common sense ain’t that common.”
Cardi also noted that it was Dr. Seuss Enterprises that decided to stop publishing the six books after determining they “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”
“By the way, Dr. Seuss publishing company made the decisions to remove those books on their own,” she continued. “Black people are not the one telling these companies to do things that they think is ‘progressive.’ Black [people] only ask for equal justice.”
“Conservatives been making viral tweets comparing ‘WAP’ to the banning of some of Dr. Seuss books as if there’s any correlations between the two,” she added. “Well I can DEFINITELY tell some of ya ONLY read Dr. Seuss books cause ya mind lacks comprehension.”
Cardi and Megan did not submit “WAP” for Grammys consideration, but the latter artist still made out well at music’s biggest night. Megan took home three awards, including Best New Artist.
See Cardi’s tweets about her Grammys performance below.