On Sunday evening (Sept. 6), Cardi B fired back at Candice Owens after the conservative commentator called her “dumb” and an “illiterate rapper.” The exchange began after Owens tweeted a snippet of her interview with Ben Shapiro — who previously tore down Cardi’s hit single “WAP” — and claimed that Joe Biden used his sit-down with Cardi to “pander” to Black voters.
“You’re pandering,” Owens said about presidential candidate Biden. “You look at Cardi B’s Instagram, you see she has millions of followers, and you think, ‘Ok, this is an illiterate person, and if I appeal to this illiterate person and she does ‘Okuurr!’ — like she literally did, in the middle of this interview — [then] they’ll think she’s cool, she’s hip. So, just by sitting here and taking this interview, Black people will vote for me.’”
After a series of back-and-forth tweets, Cardi responded to the “real nasty” things Owens said about her in an Instagram video.
“You’ve been antagonizing me for years and you claim that you antagonize me because I stick my nose in politics, because a woman like me — that pays taxes, that live in a country that continuously sees injustice — having a voice bothers you so much. Everybody can have a fu*king voice,” she said.
Cardi also accused Owens of repeatedly trying to get her to sit down for an interview and even allegedly offering her $250,000.
“Anybody that justifies the death of George Floyd, I don’t wanna talk to. I don’t fu*k with,” she said.
In another post, Cardi said Owens has been “pimped out” by Trump, who she’s been fervently supporting for years. The rapper pointed out that despite Owens’ loyalty to the Republican Party, she wasn’t invited to speak at the Republican National Convention.
“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,” she tweeted. “Trump didn’t even have you talking at the Republican convention He thinks you’re dumb. [MAGA] did you dirty but you mad at me?”
Cardi also revealed the harassment she said she’s received from Trump supporters. The Bronx native said she had to hire a private investigator after a conservative teen posted her home address online and encouraged others to burn her house down. Furthermore, Cardi posted a video from her sister, Hennessy Carolina, and said that she and her girlfriend had been harassed by a family sporting MAGA hats because they had been speaking Spanish.
“I pay so much money in taxes. I’m a good American; I don’t bother nobody... And [my sister] can barely go to the beach with her girlfriend in the Hamptons without getting harassed by Trump supporters,” Cardi said. “No matter how much money I make, no matter how much I work, I can’t be a fu*king free American. My sister can’t be a fu*king free American.”
Cardi has been an outspoken advocate for voting and political participation, and said that this latest feud with Owens won’t slow down her activism.
“I will never let ya SILENCE MY VOICE cause you threatened by the power that I have for a NEW BEGINNING AND CHANGE!” she wrote on Instagram.
See posts from their exchange below.
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
You wanna know why joe gotta talk to me Candice cause I have the #1 song & yet my sister can’t go to the beach in the Hampton’s wit out trump supporters harassing cause they were by themselves & Santa Claus was harassing my sis GF all because they are a Afro/Hispanic gay couple https://t.co/OLQX2mrzbp pic.twitter.com/ISfJStODme— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 6, 2020
Nooooo that big pink man was harassing my sister girlfriend to move her car for no reason and then my sister came there had a back and forth and they stood quit when she Wip that phone out .They was harassing 2 Women ! Ya going to catch the right fuckin one ! https://t.co/xcH1PvGVAB pic.twitter.com/rLym9O2yIU— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 6, 2020
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