Cardi B responds to criticism after she turned off ‘WAP’ when Kulture entered the room

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Cardi B is very active on social media – she posts regularly to Twitter, Instagram, IG Live and IG Stories. She also has an OnlyFans where she gives updates to her biggest fans. A few days ago, Cardi was playing around on IG, dancing and singing along to her massive hit “WAP,” which as we all know, is a dirty, fun song. Her little toddler Kulture comes walking into the room behind Cardi, and Cardi immediately turns off the song:

It’s a cute moment and it makes me like Cardi more. She loves that kid and she’s trying to be a good mom and no, a two-and-a-half year old child doesn’t need to hear “WAP.” But Cardi was criticized because… people are dumb, I guess.

Cardi B drew some attention over the holiday break after she shared a video which suggested that she doesn’t like Kulture listening to her latest hit, “WAP.” In the clip, Cardi is listening to the song but frantically pauses it when she notices that Kulture is walking into the room. For some reason, that led to backlash among some, which Cardi has now addressed.

One Twitter user wrote to Cardi, “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 fired back, “Ya needs to stop with this already ! I’m not jojosiwa ! I don’t make music for kids I make music for adults. Parents are responsible on what their children listen too or see. I’m a very sexual person but not around my child just like every other parent should be.” She continued in another tweet, “There’s moms who are strippers. Pop p*ssy ,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.”

[From Uproxx]

Agree. That’s one of the criticisms launched almost solely against mothers too – “how would you feel if your daughter did this or that, so why are YOU doing it?” “This or that” being anything from “having sexual agency” to “making money” to “dancing” to “cursing.” Of course Cardi is going to raise Kulture to have agency and make money and curse and twerk and have fun. But at age appropriate times! Two year old babies don’t need to hear “WAP.” And if Cardi had NOT turned off the song, she would have been criticized for that too.


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  1. mar says:

    I am sure I am in the minority here, but I find the song absolutely disgusting. No class what so ever let in this world.

    • Drea says:

      Cool story.

      I’m sure with your delicate sensibilities, there’s a VERY LONG list of songs you find disgusting about male genitalia.

      Or is it just because this one is about women?

    • AA says:

      What does “class” (whatever that means) have to do with it?

      It’s ok to like or dislike the song. It is ok to like or dislike sexual lyrics or music or movies. Personal taste is valid. It is ok to want to be exposed to sexual content or not to want to be. I am not judging anyone’s preference either way.

      What I AM judging you on is when you bring up “class” and “respect” and all that nonsense into consensual adult sexual expression. Some people are empowered by being modest and some people are empowered by being promiscuous or sexually expressive or whatever. It is a choice with no bearing on someone’s decency or class or worth of respect in any way.

      • RalNal says:

        Wow, AA. Well said!

      • Mustang Sally says:

        Thank you, AA, eloquently stated. I also dislike the song. No pearl clutching here – I just don’t care for it. Last I heard, we’re all allowed to have opinions. I respect that others like the song and listen to it regularly; I choose not to.

      • SomeChick says:

        ITA. and I will go one step further… where does this word “class” come from?

        It comes from the classist system of european royalty, and the notion that rich people are inherently better than poor people. It’s used to keep poor people (and especially BIPOC) down – in “their place.” This is where so much criticism of Meghan comes from – the idea of “class” and where she belongs.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Equating a song celebrating the juiciness of one’s lady bits with class (or a lack thereof) sounds like something someone with a dry ass pu$$y would do.

      Don’t hate. Lubricate.

    • S2 says:

      My personal preferences are “good taste” and everyone else’s that don’t align with mine exactly are “classless” examples of moral reprobation.

      Grandma, is that you?

  2. local russian hill says:

    exactly, common sense. wish more people had more of it. instead of this holier than thou bullshit.

  3. Snuffles says:

    Kids are mimics. She would have started repeating everything to everyone if she was allowed to hear it.

    But I still think Cardi has every right to make her cake however she pleases. As long as she doesn’t break the law.

    I find the whole thing funny.

    • kimberlu says:

      kids absolutely repeat what is around them. Good parents shield adult life from children….and if u can’t legally vote,because you’re too young…ya a child!

  4. KHJ says:

    For us women it’s damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Ppl criticizing her over this need to get off the internet & instead, get LIVES

  5. ChloeCat says:

    Though I agree with her about shutting off that music around children, I haven’t liked her since she made a comment about cats being evil. Also, the amount of money she spends on her kid is obscene and flaunting it when people are going through particularly rough financial times is tone deaf.

  6. Mer says:

    A clothing line I otherwise really like made a onesie a couple months ago that said something like “Mom didn’t waste her WAP” and I was like NOPE! I think other people had the same reaction because the post wasn’t on their IG later that day.

  7. Kalana says:

    Men are never criticized for making entertainment that isn’t child-friendly. Women on the other hand are supposed to live for everyone else’s needs

  8. Mina_Esq says:

    100% with Cardi on this one. If you’re letting your kid listen to WAP, that’s your problem not the artist’s (who BTW warned you about explicit lyrics).

  9. Mindy_Dopple says:

    This reminded me of what Rihanna said once – I am not your kid’s role model nor do I want to be. She’s just making music ADULTS can enjoy – it’s up to every parent to decide what’s appropriate around their children. I enjoy Cardi B in moderation – I love WAP just because it’s audacious and has a fun beat. This was a cute and relatable mom moment. I’m not a mother but as aunt I’ve had my music on shuffle and have also quickly skipped songs I recognized aren’t appropriate for my niece and nephew. However I still get grief from my sister for letting them watch Bob’s Burgers with me. LOL

  10. Mindy_Dopple says:

    Just a cute note – it does appear that her daughter KNEW it was something she wasn’t supposed to listen to and wanted to get in on the action and dance. Especially since Cardi does the ‘no no no no’. You little sneak you!

  11. Watson says:

    Cardi is a good mom for turning this off. People need to parent their kids and she is not responsible for parenting anyone else’s but her own.

  12. MandyLU says:

    I agree that she isn’t a role model for kids and I think it’s stupid that female entertainers constantly are told they should act this way or that since they are role models. I think Cardi is an idiot for many reasons (her toxic relationship, ignoring covid protocols, wasteful materialism, bland generic music released on the world) but she never said she is a role model to young kids.

  13. Maple 🍁 says:

    These comments were GOLD!!!! 🤣🤣🤣