Cardi Says Parents Are Responsible for What Their Kids Listen to
Cardi B‘s “Wap” song might have brought her major success, but she shields her daughter from the controversial record.
On Monday (Jan. 4), a video of Cardi B listening to “Wap” from Summer 2020 surfaced on Twitter. In the video, Cardi is enjoying the song as Kulture walks into the room. The Bronx native cuts off the music and pretends she isn’t doing anything.
Reactions to Cardi cutting the song off when her 2-year-old daughter walked in were split down the middle. Some thought the clip was cute while others took issue with the rhymer because of the other children in the world who are exposed to the song and its subject matter.
One fan left a comment for the “Bodak Yellow” rapper, writing, “So ya daughter cant listen to it, but everybody else’s daughter can ? @iamcardib AW OKAY ! Exactly what I been saying you have an agenda to push with that trash ass label your with. DISGUSTING.”
Cardi later responded to the Twitter user’s claims, explaining that her music is for adults. She also urged children not to listen to her music.
“Ya needs to stop with this already ! I’m not jojosiwa ! I don’t make music for kids I make music for adults,” Cardi began. “Parents are responsible on what their children listen too or see.I I’m a very sexual person but not around my child just like every other parent should be.”
The 28-year-old artist later added to her initial points, explaining how sex workers balance their work lives with parenthood. She tweeted, “There’s moms who are strippers.Pop pussy ,twerk all night for entertainment does that mean they do it around their kids ? No! Stop makin this a debate.Its pretty much common sense.”
Since releasing “Wap” over the summer, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, who is featured on the track, have received a lot of backlash for owning their sexuality in the song’s visuals and lyrics. Most recently, Snoop Dogg expressed his issues with “Wap,” which later pulled a response from Cardi’s husband Offset.
However, Cardi earned her fourth Billboard No. 1 with “Wap” while Megan earned her second. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart on Aug. 17, 2020.
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