Cardi B mentioned she wasn’t “gonna have interaction” with Carole Baskin’s disparaging remarks on the usage of large cats within the rapper’s video for “WAP,” however she does have one factor to say to the “Tiger King” star.
“Like, that’s simply ridiculous, you realize? Oh, Lord. Like, woman, you killed your goddamn husband,” the 27-year-old mentioned an i-D interview revealed on Thursday. She was repeating an unproven allegation in regards to the 1997 disappearance of Baskin’s second husband.
Cardi B’s pushback comes after the CEO of Large Cat Rescue instructed Leisure Weekly in an announcement earlier this week that she believed Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion probably used “large cat pimps” within the making of their video for “WAP.”
“You must pose a wildcat in entrance of a inexperienced display to get that picture, and that doesn’t occur within the wild. It will possibly’t occur in sanctuaries like ours the place cats have loads of room to keep away from a inexperienced display (or would shred it if provided entry and will die from ingesting it). That tells me they most likely handled one of many large cat pimps,” mentioned Baskin, who added that “large cat pimps” make a residing from “beating, stunning and ravenous cats to make them stand on cue in entrance of a inexperienced display in a studio.”
Baskin additionally mentioned that that includes large cats in movies “glamorizes” them as doable pets once they’re not.
The “WAP” video has prompted fairly a stir because it dropped a number of days in the past, prompting some very public pearl-clutching from conservatives over the salacious lyrics. Of that response, Cardi instructed i-D that she’s been “actually stunned by the response, actually.”
“I knew it was gonna have a big effect, I suppose, due to me and Megan. However I didn’t comprehend it was going to be so controversial. I by no means anticipated that, you realize, conservatives and Republicans have been going to be speaking in regards to the tune. I didn’t suppose the tune was as vulgar as they mentioned it was, you realize? Like, I’m so used to it. I’m such a freak that I didn’t suppose it might be a giant deal. I didn’t suppose folks would suppose it was so out of this world,” she mentioned.
However, Cardi admitted, all of it makes her “completely happy,” not offended.