Cardi B is shooting down haters who claim that Kylie Jenner doesn’t belong in her “WAP” music video with Megan Thee Stallion. The 27-year-old rapper addressed the backlash while wishing the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star a happy 23rd birthday. Taking to her Instagram on Monday, August 10, Culture’s mama dedicated an entire post to Kylie Jenner and explained why she wanted to feature the Kylie Cosmetic’s mogul in the female empowerment video. Immediately after it’s release, haters formed a petition demanding Kylie’s removal from the clip.
The petition titled, “Remove Kylie Jenner from WAP video,” was on Change.org and as of Saturday morning, it had collected nearly 50k signatures. There were several reasons why fans asked for Kylie Jenner’s “WAP” removal.
Some claimed she was culturally appropriating. “I was happily enjoying my daily cup of brown women until that culture stealing colonizer showed up and made me spill. Thank you,” one hater wrote. Others pointed to the fact that Kylie Jenner has yet to speak on Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting.
But Cardi B is hitting back, defending their decision to feature the mega-famous star. Posting several shots of Kylie Jenner on the set of “WAP” in her signature revealing Leopard print outfit, the “Press” rapper told haters to back off.
“Happy Birthday ? and thank you @kyliejenner for being in my music video,” she began the birthday dedication before listing the reasons why Kylie belonged in the video, including the fact she wasn’t about to discriminate. “I wanted different type of bad bitches in my video. Black,white,Latin,mix we all have WAPS!” Cardi B explained.
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The rapper then turned the focus to Kylie Jenner’s momager, Kris Jenner, to thank her for treating her like family. “OK …but thank you always @krisjenner you always a call away for me and you treat me and mines like fam,” she added.
Besides Kylie Jenner, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion featured former Fifth Harmony member Normani, Spanish singer Rosalía, rapper Mulatto, and upcoming rappers Sukihana and Rubi Rose. Kylie Jenner was the only appearance that fans took an issue with. As for Kylie, she hit back by posting the sexiest behind-the-scene shots yet!