Cardi B Denies Posting Offensive Transphobic Meme On Her Facebook Page
Another day, another Cardi B drama.
Cardi B has denied posting a transphobic meme to her Facebook page, instead blaming a “former team member” for the problematic post.
The rapper came under fire on Sunday for a now-deleted post which features an edited image of the character Rolf from Ed, Edd n Eddy, with text over the image.
After fans screenshotted the image and called out the “Bodak Yellow” songstress, she soon posted to her Twitter account, denying any responsibility for the controversial post.
"It's come to my attention that there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page," she wrote on Twitter. "For the past year and a half, a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to the account."
Twitter users, however, weren’t buying it and slammed the 25-year-old for her lack of apology, as well as bringing up past instances in which she used the same offensive slur.
As the backlash grew with celebs such as Laverne Cox chiming in with their opinion, Cradi soon posted a video to her Instagram account showing an alleged conversation with the “former team member” admitting their mistake.
"I have always owned my shit," she wrote in the caption. "After the last time the LGBTQ community educated me on the right and wrong way to say things. I would never forget that. This was the mistake of another individual and I apologize for them!"
It’s not the first time Cradi has come under fire for using such pejoratives. During a Twitter live stream earlier this year, she explained that she didn’t realize “tr***y” was offensive.
“Like I didn’t know that that was a word that you cannot use, especially because my trans friends use it and growing up, my parents never told me that that was a bad word," she said. "You know, there’s bad words that your parents teach you that you’re not supposed to say. Nobody taught us that. Nobody taught us that in our school.”
In the same live stream, she also defended her husband -- Migos rapper Offset -- and his use of homophobic comments in an interview with Rolling Stone and his continuing use of homophobic lyrics.
“I’m not gonna let somebody call him homophobic when I know that he’s not,” Cardi B said. “I’m saying this because I see him around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable, and he just don’t care.”