Rapper Cardi B and conservative commentator Candace Owen have people talking after the pair engaged in an epic flame war on social media over aspects of Blackness when it comes to values and politics.
It all started after Candace Owens appeared on Ben Shapiro’s “Sunday Special,” voicing her support for Shapiro’s opinion on rapper Cardi B’s hit song “WAP,” which is widely viewed as vulgar, as well as demeaning to the women it purports to empower. The acronym WAP stands for the meteorological condition of a private part of the female anatomy.
Owens posted a video of her appearance on Twitter, while also taking a wide swipe at black people in general for not standing up for higher values.
Owens wrote in the tweet: “Since most black people didn’t have the spine to admit that @benshapiro was 100% correct about @iamcardib and how her music and platform contributes to the disintegration of black culture and values…here you go.”
Owens said the majority of topics found in rap music today were largely centered around stories of crime, while using Kanye West for comparison, saying that he has never really written about such topics.
She suggested that the themes in most rap music is that of a low moral nature and that most black Americans should be insulted by it, clearly putting Cardi B in this category.
Another major point Owens took issue with was how the Democratic Party was using the hit female rapper. Cardi B was given one of the only sit-down interviews with Biden during the 2020 campaign cycle on August 17, the Washington Examiner reported.
Some observers suggested the conversation was duplicitous with the intent only toward assisting the former vice president in solidifying support within the black community.
The video caught the attention of Cardi B, and sparked a response that ignited the flame war between her and Owens, the Daily Wire reports.
At the heart of the matter was Owens accusing the Grammy Award-winning artist of being an unwitting and unaware tool of the Democratic Party, particularly of Bernie Sanders and, currently, in the election campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, the Washington Examiner reported.
“It is one of the biggest insults,” Owens said in reference to black people being used by Democrats. “If black Americans are not insulted by the fact that Joe Biden, who has been hiding in his basement, you know, for the entire year, made an appearance to come out because he was going do an interview with Cardi B. Do we have nothing better to offer?”
Owens also took time to give a criticize Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, while also schooling Cardi B and how the Democrats were using her.
Owens tweeted: “You are encouraging MILLIONS to go vote for the man that locked up entire generations of black men. Maybe go google: JOE BIDEN AND 1994 CRIME BILL. Joe Biden used you. Bernie Sanders used you. Neither one of them like or know your music. They think you’re dumb.”
“[Joe Biden], you are pandering,” Owens said. “You look at Cardi B’s Instagram, and you see she has millions of followers, and you think, ‘OK, this is an illiterate person, and if I appeal to this illiterate person'”
“‘They think she’s cool,” Owens continued. “She’s hip just by sitting here and taking this interview. Black people will vote for me.’ It’s basically saying, ‘Black people, you are stupid, you are dumb, and you are so foolish.'”
“You are uneducated when it comes to politics,” Owens said in the video, while adding that it was not her intent to “offend” Cardi, but believes Biden was using her and thinks she’s “an idiot.”
Cardi B clapped back at Owens saying the reason Biden interviewed her was because she experienced racial injustice in her life. She posted a video of her sister getting into a verbal altercation over the summer with trump supporters in the Hamptons. However, the circumstances of the video were unclear.
The feud wound up moving from Twitter and over to Instagram, where the flame war continued.
“Joe Biden sat down with me to speak with me,” Cardi B explains in the video. “You know that interview. Two weeks ago, Fox News was really talking s*** about me too because Joe Biden sat down with me to do the interview. But let me tell you something … why wouldn’t Joe Biden want to sit down with me, Cardi B?”
“I have millions of followers and I pay millions in taxes,” the rapper claimed. “I have the number one song in this country and the number one song in the United Kingdom. I have the number one song in Australia. I got the number one song in New Zealand. I’m heard all around the world.”
“So, just like I can make people pop their p**** and have a good time and make them feel like a bad b****,” Cardi B added. “I could also encourage millions of followers to go vote.”
Owens wrote on Instagram to Cardi B: “You know nothing. Stop using your platform to call for more black deaths. Stop lying about Trump. Stop supporting Joe Biden who supported segregation and the mass incarceration of black men.”
“When you stick to music, you can get left alone,” Owens told the rapper. “When you dabble in politics, you will get called out for platforming ignorance.”
“Malcolm X warned us years ago about the puppetry of interviews like Cardi B and Joe Biden,” Owens continued. “He always spoke out against the white liberal game of using entertainers as pawns.”
“This isn’t really about you, @iamcardib,” Owens concluded. “This is about black America waking up to Democrat racism.”