Cardi B defended her decision to put Kylie Jenner in her headline-grabbing music video for her new single “WAP.”
The track has fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion and dance comedians from Sukihana, Rubi Rose, Mulatto, Rosalía and Normani. It also has Jenner, 23, who settles down in a hall in another scene.
After the video was dropped, the Grammy winner received a bit of a reaction because she asked Jenner to be part of the project.
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A fan on Twitter pointed out that while Normani performed a dance sequence, Jenner just walked around but became more talked about.
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Cardi responded to the criticism in some tweets that have since been removed, according to E! News.
“Normani is one of the best female artists who dances Like she’s dancing her f – king a – off! Why would she open a door? Please tell me how it would make sense? The best part of the song is beat & hook it what does that you want to shake your a–, she said. “Not everything is about race.”
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Cardi further explained that she threw the makeup mogul and reality TV star in the video due to other factors as well.
“Why did I put Kylie on my music video? She treated my sister [Hennessy] and daughter [Kulture] so lovely on her children [Stormi‘s] bday party, “she said.
Rapper “Bodak Yellow” added that Jenner’s ex, rapper Travis Scott and Cardi B’s husband, rapper Offset, are “close” and Jenner’s mother, Kris Jenner, gave her “advice on certain things” when asked.
After another fan wrote: “Normani danced, that’s her talent! Kylie strutted like a model, that’s her talent! People are just weird! And Cardi replied, “Exactly.”
Some fans were so disturbed by Jenner’s como in the video that a petition was created on Change.org titled “Remove Kylie Jenner from WAP Video.”
“The video was perfect until we saw K and I wanted to throw away my phone,” writes the user who started the presentation on the website. Over the weekend, more than 47,900 people signed the petition seeking a target of 50,000 signatures.
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At the same time, as of Monday, “WAP” has received over 60 million views on YouTube.