To coincide with the release of “WAP”, rapper Cardi B is on the cover of the September issue of Elle magazine. In the accompanying interview, the rapper talks about everything from her passion for politics to her marriage to her most controversial moments, including one where she used a rattlesnake to describe her daughter Kultur’s eyes.
As noted by BuzzFeed, Earlier this summer, Cardi shared a photo of an “adult” Kulture to Instagram and responded to a comment saying that the older version of Kulture looked like Cardi’s sister Hennessey. “I think Hennessy got chicken eyes like Offset and such [does] KK. That̵
As expected, the backlash from fans was soon after Cardi’s original post and this led to Cardi publishing a response via Twitter shortly after. “I do not know f * ckin” everything. We do not even use that [an] insult and I do not use it as [an] insult. I’m tired of the internet, “she wrote in a now-deleted tweet per BuzzFeed.
In her new She Cardi interviewed the use of the word and said she was not aware of the story behind it and its negative and harmful connotations. “Never in my life, my 27 years, did I not even know it was a racist ploy,” she said She. “I described my husband’s and my sister’s eyes and my daughter’s eyes … I do not even know how to describe their eyes anymore because that’s how I used to describe their eyes. I do not even know the word. That they are almond shaped? But that is like I never knew. And for people to be like, “she uses a racist slur. She’s disgusting. “And it’s like, ‘Bro, I did not even know it was a racist slur. I did not say that … without any bad intentions. “
Cardi’s choice of words may not have been ill-intentioned, but the situation was a clear reminder to always listen to people’s concerns and be willing to educate ourselves.
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