Cardi B defends Kylie Jenner's ‘WAP’ cameo amid racial bias claims

10 August 2020, 12:21

Cardi B defends Kylie Jenner's ‘WAP’ cameo amid racial bias claims
Cardi B defends Kylie Jenner's ‘WAP’ cameo amid racial bias claims. Picture: Getty/YouTube

Rapstress Cardi B has spoken out after receiving backlash for including Kylie Jenner in her and Megan The Stallion's 'WAP' music video.

By Tiana Williams

Since the release of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP' music video, Kylie Jenner has received backlash for her cameo appearance in the visuals.

Kylie Jenner makes racy cameo in Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP' video

Many fans were disappointed and dissatisfied with Cardi and Megan's choice to have Kylie star in the iconic music video.

The 23-year-old beauty mogul's name was trending on Twitter, shortly after the video dropped, with many questioning her placement in the video.

In the music video, Cardi and Meg also shed a light on female artists such as Normani, Mullato, Rubi Rose, Sukihana and Rosalía.

However, people were particularly stricken by Kylie Jenner's appearance for a plethora of reasons.

On Sunday (Aug 9) Cardi B took to Twitter to defend her choice of putting Kylie in the music video.

The 27-year-old rapper wrote 'Why did I put Kylie on my music video? She treated my sister [Hennessy] and daughter [Kulture] so lovely at her kid [Stormi's] bday party,' the star wrote in a since deleted tweet.

Cardi B explains why she chose to put Kylie Jenner in the 'WAP' video
Cardi B explains why she chose to put Kylie Jenner in the 'WAP' video. Picture: Twitter

Cardi also added that Kylie's ex Travis Scott, 29, and her husband Offset, 28, 'are real close' and Kylie's mother, Kris Jenner, '[has] been giving [her] advice on certain things [she] ask for.' 

The "Money" rapstress' tweets were in response to a fan who pointed out that Kylie just 'walked down the hall and opened a door' in the video,' while Normani, 24, performed a whole choreography.

The fan wrote 'Normani did ALL this and Kylie walked down the hall and opened the door'.

'If that's not a perfect visual indication of Black women having to do the most and white women do the bare minimum to get somewhere, I don't know what is,' the fan added, insinuating that there was an underlying racial bias.

Cardi B defends her choice of Normani performing a dance routine
Cardi B defends her choice of Normani performing a dance routine. Picture: Twitter

Defending her choice to have Normani dance in the video, Cardi B labeled the singer as 'the best female artist that dances.'

Cardi B highlighted that it would be strange for Normani to 'open a door', since she has such talent with her dancing skills.

'Like she dances her f**kin a*s off! Why would she open a door? Please tell me how that would make sense?' Cardi asked the fan.

'The best part of the song is the beat & hook it what makes you want to shake your a**.'

Cardi B slams claims that her choice to have Kylie Jenner just 'walk' and Normani perform a dance routine is based on race
Cardi B slams claims that her choice to have Kylie Jenner just 'walk' and Normani perform a dance routine is based on race. Picture: Twitter

Cardi also took to Twitter to shut down claims of any racial bias and wrote: 'Not everything is about race.' 

She continued 'Theres issues out here in the world that it is about race that I preach all the time about. This is not about f**kin race.'

The "I Like It" rapper also quote tweeted a user who highlighted that Normani's talent is dancing, while Kylie's talent is modelling, which Cardi responded to and wrote: 'Exactly!'.

Cardi B agrees with fan who gave props to both Kylie and Normani for displaying their talents in the music video
Cardi B agrees with fan who gave props to both Kylie and Normani for displaying their talents in the music video. Picture: Twitter

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