Cardi B Defends Kylie Jenner Appearing In Video For WAP
Cardi B has spoken out after thousands signed a petition urging Kylie Jenner to be edited out of the WAP music video.
Kylie made a cameo appearance in the video for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's new track and not all fans were happy to see the reality star pop up in the video.
However, in a series of tweets, which have since been deleted, Cardi explained her decision to feature Kylie alongside other celebrities including Normani and Rosalia.
In response to a tweet from one person, Cardi wrote: "Why did I put Kylie on my music video? She treated my sister and daughter so lovely at her kid bday party.
"Travis and Set are real close and Kris Jenner have giving me advice on certain things I ask for and her husband real cool with mine. [sic]"
A social media user tweeted: "Normani did ALL this and Kylie walked down the hall and opened a door.
"If that's not a perfect visual indication of Black women having to do the most and white women do the bare minimum to get somewhere, I don't know what is."
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To which Cardi hit back: "Normani is one of the best female artist that dances like she dancer her f***in a** off! Why would she open a door? Please tell me how that would make sense?
"The best part of the song is the beat & hook it what makes you want to shake you're a** [sic]."
In a post that hasn't been removed Cardi wrote:
I wanna say thank you to every woman that was apart of my video! The fact that you made time in your schedules means alot to me! It was so important to me to include different women,that are different races and come from different backgrounds but are so powerful and influential.- iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 7, 2020
But you can't please everyone and a petition to get Kylie removed from the video picked up more than 64,000 signatures in just three days.
The Change.org petition reads: "The video was perfect until we saw K and I wanted to throw my phone."
Commenting on the petition, one signee said: "I was enjoying this video, when all of a sudden, here she comes across my screen, and all in could think was, why is she here? She isn't an entertainer! Every other woman in the video was."
While another added: "I'm signing because it's time we stop inviting them into our spaces. They never invite us into theirs. They take every part of our culture, but hate us at the same time."
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