After surviving her beef with Nicki Minaj, rapper Cardi B has a new enemy: conservative pundits!
It all started last week, when the Bronx MC shared her opinion on the partial government shutdown. To put it in rap terms: President Trump thinks it would be "lit" to build a "dope" wall at the "ratchet" US-Mexico border. Therefore, he refuses to "John Hancock" any "BMF" bill unless there's a "plug" for that "bag." However, Democrats think Trump is not "keeping it 100" and that a border wall is "wick wick wack." As a result, nothing is "crackalackin'"
For 32 days and counting, 800,000 federal employees are forced to work without "scrilla" or go on unpaid leave. In a Instagram video, Cardi B shared some candid thoughts: "This sh*t is crazy. Like, our country is in a hell hole right now, all for a f***in' wall," she observed. "Now, I don't wanna hear y'all motherf***ers talkin' about, 'Oh, but Obama shut down the government for 17 days.' Yeah, bitch! For health care! So your grandma could check her blood pressure and you bitches could go check your p****y at the gynecologist with no motherf***in' problem."
Cardi B's rant went viral, earning praise from frustrated Americans on Twitter, and even got turned into a catchy song. However, it's also made her into a target for conservatives, who think celebrities should shut up about politics. (Unless they're Hollywood movie actor Ronald Reagan or reality TV host Donald Trump.)
On Twitter, conservative columnist Stephanie Hamill shared Cardi B's salacious music video for Twerk, a collaboration with City Girls. The clip features more shaking butts than an earthquake at a cigarette factory, and Cardi B and Avi Ram painted their bodies to look like wild animals for some reason. (Just go with it.) Hamill added this snarky comment, "In the Era of #meToo how exactly does this empower women? Leftists, @iamcardib , feel free to chime in. THX."
It is not clear what #MeToo movement, a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault, has to do with a libidinous Cardi B music video.
In response, Cardi B clapped back with a savage response. Or, to put in rap terms, she dropped that "ether," "the sh*t that makes your soul burn slow." "It says to women that I can wear and not wear what ever I want do w.e I want and that NO still means NO," wrote the Bodak Yellow rapper. "So Stephanie chime in..If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested ? I want to know what a conservative woman like you thinks ?"
Hamill responded by arguing that Cardi B's music video sexually objectifies women, because apparently this is the 1950's. It is still unclear what the "Twerk" music video has to do with the #MeToo movement, so I'll have to watch it a few more times...for uh...research.
Oh, and in case you missed it, Cardi B also clapped back at conservative commentator Tomi Lahren. "Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats," she snarked on Twitter. "HA! Keep it up, guys!" To which Cardi B delivered this 'drop the mic' response: "Leave me alone I will dog walk you."
Then she delivered the knockout punch to Republican Shill Barbie: "You’re so blinded with racism that you don’t even realize the decisions the president you root for is destroying the country you claim to love so much," tweeted Cardi. "You are a perfect example on no matter how educated or smart you think you are you still a SHEEP!"
So, Cardi B has gone from a stripper to a reality TV personality to a Grammy-nominated rapper to a political pundit. Welcome to 2019.